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

[Law Technology Today] Open Source Security Issues: Next on the Radar for General Counsels
According to the Black Duck 2015 Future of Open Source Survey, 78 percent of companies use significant amounts of open source software in their development,and that percentage is steadily rising. While license compliance continues to be top of mind for many lawyers, a related issue—the potential security implications of increased open source usage—is also now becoming clear. It’s critical for general counsels (GCs) to understand the importance of this emerging challenge, learn what it means for...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Law Firm Administrator
The midsize West Chester, PA law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, with diverse practice areas and clientele, has a job opening for an experienced office administrator to oversee finances, technology, facilities, human resources, strategic analysis, and marketing. The firm offers a collegial atmosphere, a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, and a stable but growing practice. A copy of the job description is available at http://jobs.gawthrop.com Send resume and salary request to...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening for Public Interest Attorney
Schuylkill Women in Crisis Seeks attorney to represent survivors of domestic violence in civil matters (primarily OTHER than PFAs), e.g., divorce, custody, bankruptcy, housing, employment, etc. At least one-year litigation in family law practice preferred. Expertise /demonstrated interest in affecting positive change in public interest/legal/court system response to violence against women essential. Salary, bonus, and medical. Job description at  http://s-wic.org/jobdescriptions.html. Send...
[Avoid a Claim] 10 Things No One Tells You About Hanging Out Your Shingle
Lee Rosen is a North Carolina lawyer and law practice management blogger. After leaving a firm in which he was an associate, he left to found his own practice. He has found success, but not without bumps along the way. He describes these challenges in 10 Things No One Tells You About Hanging Out Your Shingle. It’s cold, hard reading for those considering making the jump to sole practice. Here are the then challenges he describes: (click here for the full article) You won’t have anyone...
[Law Technology Today] E-Discovery Reflections from Retired Magistrate Judge John Facciola
John M. Facciola is a retired United States Magistrate Judge who formerly served in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He has authored over 700 opinions, many of them in e-discovery and in the impact of information technology upon Fourth Amendment principles. With an inside knowledge of how e-discovery directly affects lawyers and cases, he is highly qualified to discuss the significant technological shift occurring in the world of law. On this episode of Digital...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Brehin David and VNL Engineering
An Argentinian firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Brehin David of VNL Engineering looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] How to Avoid a Dead Cell Phone When Travelling
♫ Cell phone’s dead Lost in the desert One by one…♫ Lyrics and music by Beck Hensen. [Image courtesy of holohololand at FreeDigitalPhotos.net] Having just returned from a long tenting camping vacation where my Blackberry was dead for most of the trip, I thought I would pass along some tips on how to avoid the kind of experience that I just went through. Notwithstanding that we were travelling with both an iPhone and a Blackberry and charging them equally in the vehicle when on the...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam using the name Chan Wong
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email (via a real estate agent) from the purported Chan Wong looking to retain them with regards to representing them on a real estate transaction. In this type of scam the fraudster pretends interest in a property and sends a certified cheque or bank draft as a deposit or full payment that will be deposited in the lawyer’s trust account. Soon after, some reason will be given for backing out of the deal and the fraudster will ask for the...
[Law Technology Today] What Virtual Law Firms Know That We Don’t
Thinking about operating your practice with better customer service? The virtual law firm is an emerging, forward-looking business model for solo lawyers to multi-lawyer, multi-jurisdiction law firms. It works only if you have the right skill sets and ability to otherwise work effectively with clients along with the technology. Join us on Wednesday, August 26th at 2:00pm ET for What Virtual Law Firms Know That We Don’t to discover what we can learn from virtual laws firms. We will cover...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Improving the Client Experience
We all appreciate today that the appearance of a law firm website is not just compared by consumers to other law firm websites, but to all other online content. It is more challenging to get some lawyers to appreciate that...