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

[PA Law Practice Management] Computer Security Issues – Windows XP, Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer
When Homeland Security issues a warning about new risks of using your computer, you should stop and pay attention.  When mighty Microsoft tells you to temporarily stop using one of their programs due to a security issue, you should stop and pay attention once you’ve recovered from fainting. Yes folks, our computing environment has just gotten a whole lot riskier, especially when exploring the internet. First, let me advise you that the issues have not yet been resolved, despite reports issued...
[Avoid a Claim] Fraudster in the U.S. using LAWPRO job title as part of impersonation
A home renovation payments escrow company in Texas brought to our attention that a person purporting to be Laura Borovich of Orlando, Florida contacted them claiming to be “Director, practicePRO / Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO)”. The purpose of the contact was to release money held in escrow. No employee by that name has ever worked at LAWPRO. While the mailing address was given as Orlando, the phone number (858-504-7460) is in San Diego. Two email addresses...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] eCourt Notices: Forwarding is Up to You – Oregon eCourt Week
Transitioning to Oregon eCourt requires many adjustments – as evidenced by this week’s posts. Among the most significant: how law offices will process court notices for various events, including hearing dates, trial dates, or entry of judgments. eCourt Notices are … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Don’t Be a Sheep, Be a Shepard
Fifteen JDs and 15 MBAs are sitting in a room… It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it was actually an experiment conducted by my contracts professor when I was in law school.We were all given the same task to complete and 15 minutes to complete it. Go. The future lawyers spent the first five minutes asking questions about the rules.The future CEOs found a way to complete the task in 3 minutes, never asking a single question. The MBAs looked at us and thought “what a bunch of...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Managing Partner 101
This completely updated and expanded second edition of an ABA bestseller is designed to help managing partners, lawyers, and other legal professionals understand the role and responsibilities of a law firm’s managing partner. The book will shorten the learning curve for mastering successful management techniques for the new or experienced managing partner, through helpful guidelines, tips, and examples presented throughout the text. Of particular value is the author’s extensive...
[Law Technology Today] How To Avoid Legal Billing and Trust Accounting Pitfalls
Many law firms face the same challenges: operational efficiency, time tracking and billing, collections, trust accounting compliance, and data security. What do these problems have in common? They all affect profit. The success of your firm depends not only on how you practice law but also how you run your office. Join us on Wednesday, May 7th for our 30 minute webinar, How To Avoid Common Legal Billing and Trust Accounting Pitfalls and learn how to improve your firm’s financial picture...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Leanne Gonzalez
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Leanne Gonzalez looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Calculating Deadlines Using the REGISTER OF ACTIONS – Oregon eCourt Week
If you are new to Oregon eCourt, one of your first challenges will be reading and interpreting the online REGISTER OF ACTIONS. Mastering the register is the key to understanding eCourt events, accessing hyperlinked documents, and calculating deadlines. You will … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] If You Hang a Shingle Online, How Does it Help Someone Find Your Office?
People are looking for professional legal services online. If you own a small neighborhood law office or or operate a local bar association, then potential clients and members could be looking for you on the Internet. When they come looking, you need to make sure that you are easily found. To that end, create a local listing with a search engine. This listing will help to correlate your online presence with your actual brick and mortar location. Location based service (by way of Venice) Since...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] A New Blog on Lawyer Leadership
♫ Check the state of the world we live in Can’t you see it’s a cryin’ shame? (Forgive them) Leadership fails before it begins Motivated by personal gains (Forgive them)…♫ Lyrics and music by: Orville Burrell, Ricardo Ducent, Shaun Pizzonia, Maurice Gregory and Anthony Kelly, recorded by Shaggy (Orville Burrell). My long-standing good friend, fellow lawyer, runner and enduring leader in the American Bar Association has (finally!) launched his blog Strategic Legal...