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] A Nice “Soft Touch” for Clients and Prospects
It takes a whole lot of “touches” to turn a stranger into a prospect, and a prospect into a client.  And a whole lot more to hold onto precious clients.  Soft touches work well this time of year.  People are in the holiday spirit.  They are feeling sentimental.  So anything which touches the sweet spot of sentimentality gives an extra charge.  I find that the good old-fashioned holiday letter is especially appreciated. First, let’s start by defining what a “touch”...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Happy Holidays!
Thank you for your readership and your engagement.  Enjoy the holidays and stay safe! Until we meet again in 2013, Beverly
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] New Year's Resolutions for a Healthier Law Practice and a New You
The start of a new year is a time for self-reflection and self-improvement. Many of you will think about making changes in your personal and work lives. But while you all have good intentions, it can be difficult to break old habits, especially when you are running hard on the treadmill of a busy life and practice. So, to harness the good intentions you all have at this time of year we are going to post an excerpt every couple of days from our list of "New Year's resolutions for a...
[Avoid a Claim] Resolutions to avoid litigation claims
I will enter target dates a few days early to avoid last minute complications. Unforeseen circumstances can arise on the day a document needs to be filed. Setting your target date a few days before a deadline could prevent a snow storm, traffic jam or sick-at-home clerk resulting in a missed deadline. I will familiarize myself with the Limitations Act, 2002. We continue to see claims related to lawyers’ unfamiliarity with the new limitations rules. Take the time to review the rules and the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2012 Clawbies!
♫ Shine a light shine a light Shine a light won’t you shine a light…♫ Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, music and recorded by Elton John. I have been remiss in not posting my nominations for the 2012 Clawbie awards. It gets harder each year, with so many good blogs starting and existing blogs continuing their wonderful work. My absolute favourite legal blog (and one that, in my opinion, should be on each Canadian lawyer’s *must read* list each day) is Slaw.ca.  Simon Fodden has...
[PA Law Practice Management] Unlimited FDIC Insurance on IOLTA Accounts Due to Expire
The unlimited FDIC Insurance coverage on IOLTA accounts is set to expire on December 31, 2012.  Coverage will revert to $250,000 per client per institution.  In an article in ABA Journal Law News Now, it was reported that a provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that provided for the unlimited coverage is scheduled to sunset on Dec. 31.  If Congress does not act, the amount of FDIC insurance available will be $250,000 per client, per financial institution, as long as the account is properly...
[Avoid a Claim] Ontario law firm victim of large fraud due to infection by Trojan Banker Virus
This is the text of an email fraud alert sent by LAWPRO to our insureds on December 21, 2012. Just this week LAWPRO has dealt with two firms that were the victims of major frauds on their trust accounts. The time just before the holidays should not be a time for bad thoughts and frauds targeting lawyers, but unfortunately the fraudsters aren’t cooperating. We frequently see an increase in fraud attempts around the holidays as the crooks behind these frauds will actually use the distractions of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Ontario Law Firm Victim of Large Fraud Due to Infection by Trojan Banker Virus
This is the text of an email fraud alert sent by LAWPRO to our insureds on December 21, 2012. Just this week LAWPRO has dealt with two firms that were the victims of major frauds on their trust accounts. The time just before the holidays should not be a time for bad thoughts and frauds targeting lawyers, but unfortunately the fraudsters aren’t cooperating. We frequently see an increase in fraud attempts around the holidays as the crooks behind these frauds will actually use the distractions of...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Year in Review – Useful Tips You May Have Missed
Thank you readers!  I hope this has been a fruitful year for you.  Just in case you missed a tip or two, here is a list of 2012 blog posts for your perusal: January Building and Maintaining a Profitable and Efficient Law Practice Sorting Out Social Media ABA TECHSHOW 2012 Trust Accounting for Paralegals Setting [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Introducing the Law Society’s new Member Assistance Program (MAP)
The following is the text of an email blast from Homewood Human Solutions (but sent by the Law Society) to welcome Ontario lawyers and paralegals to the new Member Assistance Program or MAP. This message can also be found on the web here. Dear Law Society of Upper Canada Member, On behalf of Homewood Human Solutions™, welcome to your Member Assistance Program (MAP). We are a trusted Canadian company with over 33 years of experience offering confidential Assistance Program services. Knowing...