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

[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Albert Dan
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Albert Dan looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Fraud Page for more of an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Crowdsourcing Legal Research with Casetext and Mootus
One of the more interesting ideas discussed at ABA TECHSHOW was the concept of crowdsourcing legal research using Casetext or Mootus: “On Casetext, judicial opinions and statutes are annotated with analysis by prominent law professors and attorneys at leading firms, giving … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] The Digital Edge delves into ABA TECHSHOW
Hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview this year’s ABA TECHSHOW Chair Natalie Kelly. The introduction of how-to’s to the future of the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board, they cover the highlights of the 2014. This year’s hottest topics include: the re-emergence of paperless, cloud computing, and iOS. Listen for more about the Solutions Lab, Exhibits, and much, much more. The post The Digital Edge delves into ABA TECHSHOW appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Don’t Accept Every File That Walks in the Door
This article from February 13, 2014 is by Nora Rock, corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO. At the risk of sounding like a self-help book designed to help you find Mr. or Ms. Right, we’d like to remind you (the day before Valentine’s Day, no less!) that being selective about the clients you represent is an important claims-prevention strategy. Depending on your area of law and how established your practice, you may be tempted to dismiss this advice as being valid only for lawyers in the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Still Pondering Paperless?
In my continuing series of top tweets from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW, today I am offering 10 thoughts to chew on if you are pondering going paperless.  (Including bonus tips from me!) And it saves trees! RT @Westlaw: Benefits of going … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Efficiency, Productivity and Swords of Truth
After 3 days of ABA TECHSHOW, brimming with hyper-enthusiasm like a kid in a candy store on a sugar-high, in previous years I would burst back into the office ready to implement everything that I learned right now. EVERYTHING. And RIGHT NOW people – I want all those changes implemented yesterday! But, this year I’ve learned better. I am taking a few days out, isolating myself in the rural countryside, away from telephones, clients and deadlines. It’s not exactly the Australian...
[Law Practice Advisor] Held in High Estimation: Don’t Forget to Pay Your Taxes!
Tax (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013) April 15 is just around the corner; and, you know what that means: It’s again time to pay the taxman. One of two certainties of existence comes around again. But, if you opened your own law practice this year, you’re not only filing taxes for last year: you’ll also need to start paying taxes for this year. When someone else is paying you as an employee, they’re (hopefully) taking out your taxes, Social Security and Medicare contributions for you; when you’re...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Must See: Helen Lawrence at The Stanley
♫ These days go by And they’re gone before you know it So come on, open your window Let the light shine in This is life don’t miss it…♫ Lyrics, Music and recorded by Francesca Battistelli.   It is not too often that I get to write about technology and theatre.  However, to every rule there is an exception.   And this is an exceptional exception. Helen Lawrence is playing at The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver  until April 13, 2014.  This is a world premier. If you...
[SC Small Firm] Newly discovered computer bug causing widespread problems
Dubbed the “Heartbleed Bug,” it’s been around for perhaps two years, but was just recently discovered. It has been called “as bad as it is possible for a security flaw to be.” The bug undermines the security of thousands of websites that use the popular security software OpenSSL (signified by the “https” in a URL or that little lock icon). Unfortunately, experts believe it can render your PC, phone, email server and other services vulnerable also. Since the extent of the damage is still being...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Making Money: Maximizing the Business Side of Practicing Law
Law is both a profession and a business. So what pearls of wisdom did the experts at the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW have to say about the business side of law practice? Read on… How Are We Doing? According to Lexis’s … Continue reading →