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 Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Employee Empowerment, Your Ticket to Freedom
It has been said that a sign of a great manager is one who can leave the office, take a vacation and not worry about what’s happening back at HQ. Letting go of our need to control every piece of paper, phone call or email transmission isn’t as easy as it seems. Many of us […]
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: Blogging, Fair Use and Paperless Protocols
I’ve been experimenting with the Medium blogging platform the past couple of weeks, and in the “Reading List” feed there was a post about its Copyright and DMCA policy. That made me think of Ruth Carter’s book, Blogging and Fair Use that was published right around ABA TECHSHOW. We posted an excerpt from it in March that is a handy reference to share. It provides definitions, references case law (including Righthaven, which is that doesn’t ring a bell, think troll...
[Law Practice Advisor] An Easier Way to Find Pro Bono Projects (and Some Health and Happiness)
Volunteer work isn’t just correlated with happiness; it actually causes it, at least according to some pretty good research. And according to some other good research, it influences health and longevity, too. And if that sounds too crazy for you to believe, that’s okay. Pro bono work is also an opportunity to network, and develop and exercise your legal skills. So now you’re really excited to find a pro bono project, yes? Good news. MassProBono is a new interactive website that can match you...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Technology Education at the Chicago Bar – May 2014
Free How To… Sessions (Non-CLE) CBA How To… sessions are crafted to provide you with an overview of a particular product, service or solution to a common law practice management question. These classes are delivered live, and via webcast online. Tuesday, May 13th, 2014  How To…Optimize Your Website for Mobile Phones Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 […]
[Law Technology Today] Video: How To Avoid Common Legal Billing and Trust Accounting Pitfalls
Many law firms, especially solos and small firms, struggle with operational efficiency, time tracking and billing, collections, trust accounting compliance, and data security. All of these problems affect profit. To be more successful, focus not only on how you practice law, but also how you run your law office. In this video from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, learn how to improve your firm’s financial picture and tighten your trust accounting compliance by avoiding common...
[Law Technology Today] Free Websites for Legal Research (book excerpt)
Adapted and excerpted from Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers by Carole A. Levitt and Judy K. Davis, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. WEBSITES FOR GENERAL LEGAL RESEARCH When conducting legal research, lawyers are usually searching for primary law, such as court opinions, statutes, and regulations. But, sometimes it is easier and quicker to begin your research project using secondary law, such as articles, sample plead­ings, and briefs,...
[Law Technology Today] Mobile Marketing: Blogging on the Go with Byword
Mobility is essential to the modern law practice. While some may despise the temptation to work 24/7, mobility can be a significant boon to law practices when used properly and within limits. Attorney marketing is one area in which mobility can provide a huge benefit. Rather than spend in-office work time for marketing-related activity, why not reserve that time for substantive work and do your marketing on the go? Of course, the “The Big Four” – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+ – all...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] A Great Free Guide for Utilizing Evernote
Here's a great explanation of why you need to use Evernote. "Evernote is software that is a digital extension to your biological memory. Remembering ideas becomes trivial....The intellectual demands on professional life can be overwhelming. Great minds are best deployed...
[Law Technology Today] Atypical and Typical Presentation Tips for Legal Professionals
Presentations. We give them, we watch them and, from time to time, nod off during them. Whether it’s for a conference or for court, you’ll be giving and seeing presentations so in order to make the most of it, and be prepared for snafus, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell offer up the benefit of their experience. On this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis and Tom discuss recent presentation lessons, practical tips for novice and veteran presenters, and some thoughts about...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Practice Aids Make Perfect
Here in Oregon, attorneys and their staff have access to a plethora of practice aids and forms on the Professional Liability Fund website. Free! A few moments ago I saw an email from my colleague Beverly Michaelis, who takes care of ensuring we have up-to-date resources, letting us know we now have five updated adoption practice aids, thanks to Oregon adoptions attorney, Robin Pope. Thanks Robin & Bev! Do you do adoptions? Wondering what practice aids and forms are available? These...