Law Practice Management

The Tennessee Bar Association has a variety of resources and practical information on law office management issues available to help members better serve clients and practice more efficiently and effectively.

Below you will find the Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed, brought to you by the Law Office Technology & Management Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. "PMA Pipes" is an RSS newsfeed that was designed by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center. It combines posts from the blogs of Practice Management Advisors from across the United States, as well as the ABA's Site-tation blog, into one convenient location. The blogs brought to you by this feed include: Law Practice Matters, Reid My Blog, Law Practice Tips, Law Practice Advisor, The Last Word, Thoughtful Legal Management, and Compujurist, among others.

Practice Management Advisor Pipes Feed

[Thoughtful Legal Management] Ethical vs Effective Marketing?
♫  What’s left to lose? I painted all these pictures but you couldn’t choose, All of your company. But is this distance, calling my name? I think persistence is this price that we pay in the end…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by State Champs. This is an image taken from a YouTube marketing video created by a  Pittsburgh lawyer named Daniel Muessig.  This particular video has been described as “clever, effective, legally ethical and thoroughly despicable” by...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Keita Kaneko and Kanae Corporation
Six firms in Ontario and the US notified us that they received an email from the purported Keita Kaneko of Kanae Corporation looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud...
[Law Technology Today] Revisiting Technology: The Paperless Office
Over the past 20 years or so, lawyers have consistently seen the paperless office as the Holy Grail of legal technology. Unfortunately, most attempts to find that grail have ended under a stack of papers. Despite early setbacks, there’s a new flurry of interest in the paperless office. Within the series of revisiting old legal technology concepts under current circumstances, has new technology revived the paperless concept? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Lawyers in Distress
The practice of law can be very stressful, and for lawyers who suffer from depression, it can be deadly. Oregon like many states across the nation has lost a number of good attorneys to suicide. The Oregon State Bar Bulletin February/March 2015 issue had an excellent article, “From Stigma to Safety Net Attorney Suicides Initiate Nationwide Conversation About Mental Health and Prevention,” by Melody Finnemore. In it, she states that depression often takes root during law school. As a...
[Law Technology Today] TitanFile Announces Extended Partnership with Hitachi Solutions America to Bring First-of-its-Kind Advanced Credeon Browser Technology into Secure Correspondence and File Sharing Platform
TitanFile Announces Extended Partnership with Hitachi Solutions America to Bring First-of-its-Kind Advanced Credeon Browser Technology into Secure Correspondence and File Sharing Platform Company to showcase new integration that leverages the latest technological advances in browser technology, requiring no download or install by the user, at ABA TECHSHOW 2015 WATERLOO, Ontario, 8 April 2015 – TitanFile Inc., a private correspondence and file sharing platform for legal professionals and other...
[Law Technology Today] Securing Data—From the Law Office to the Courtroom
Regardless of the industry in which you work, maintaining productivity while on-the-go will always be a challenge. The concept of “BYOD” and its ability to empower a worker away from the office popped up years ago; since then, however, the topic of securing these mobile devices and the accompanying data has become a cause for concern. When it comes to professionals in the legal services industry, being able to share files containing crucial evidence on case proceedings and detailed information...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Things Every Litigant Should Know About Litigation Finance
In recent years, litigation financing has seen an increasing popularity for entities ranging from small startups to multinational firms. Most people know litigation financing as the process in which a third-party company provides advanced capital to cover litigation costs in exchange for a return on any judgment or settlement. But litigation financing can also be used as a strategic risk management tool to allow litigants to manage the financial risks inherent in pursuing litigation while using...
[Avoid a Claim] Scam calls to lawyers claiming to offer a new service from Rogers
An Ontario lawyer advised that he got a call from someone purporting to be from Rogers, inviting him to participate in a new website offered by Rogers for commercial leasing lawyers to help them increase their business. The lawyer asked him for more information, but the person insisted that he log on to a website, before he would tell him more. He did not get the person’s name or the website address. After the lawyer told the caller he would not log on to the website, the caller said...
[Law Technology Today] Assessing Document Review Using the Capability Maturity Model
How can counsel effectively asses the ability of a document review operation to deliver a competent review that is cost effective, timely, and accurate? Most attorneys would agree on what they expect when it comes to document review. There is, however, much less certainty around how to effectively assess the ability of the document review operation to meet these requirements. Of course, references, employee qualifications, reputation, and relevant experience are all critical to the evaluation...
[Law Technology Today] Zola, the legal industry’s first PRP, to be unveiled at ABA TECHSHOW 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Victoria Stovall VP, Strategic Planning & Marketing 877-269-0076, ext 833 victoria.stovall@zolasuite.com Zola, the legal industry’s first PRP, to be unveiled at ABA TECHSHOW 2015 NEW YORK, 2 April 2015 – Zola, a comprehensive cloud-based application, is the first and only Practice Resource Planning (PRP) application that brings the power of a 360 degree integrated solution to law firms. The software will make its grand debut into the legal tech market at...