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] Separation agreement scam by Grace Bong
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he was contacted by the purported Grace Bong with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: grace bong [mailto:gracebong210@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 10:...
[Law Technology Today] Data Protection and Cloud Backup For Any Size Firm
Have you taken a step back to consider how secure your information is? Data protection and backup should be a high priority for law firms of all sizes, and using the cloud specifically for these practices is becoming increasingly important. In this 30 minute webinar sponsored by Mozy, understand why your law firm should be protecting critical data, how to do so with the flexibility of the cloud, how to restore your information to any device, and more. Please join us on Wednesday, June 26th at...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The Virtual Estate: Are You Talking About This With Your Will Clients?
CBC news recently reported that the average Canadian spent over 41 hours online each month in the fourth quarter of 2012, and that Canadians are the world’s second-heaviest users of the internet (just behind Americans). While there is a great deal of variety when it comes to the nature of this online activity, there is no question that a substantial proportion of it leads to the creation of property that has value – whether it’s objective, measurable commercial value, or simply personal value...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicPRO Lending Library: Law Office Procedures Manual for Solo & Small Firms
This book and accompanying CD-ROM provides you with everything you need to develop and compile a succinct, comprehensive procedures manual, geared toward the unique management issues of a solo or small firm. This step-by-step guide offers direction on setting policy and procedures for your firm, and provides sample language and documents to allow for easy customization. Proper implementation of sound policies and procedures will help ensure your firm operates effectively, efficiently and...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Legal Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon
[Law Technology Today] “Unendorsing” People You’ve Already Endorsed on LinkedIn
The new LinkedIn “endorsement” feature has gotten a lot of attention – both positive and negative. The feature gives you a “one-click” way to indicate publicly that someone has certain skills or expertise. In general, endorsements relate to skills that people have affirmatively listed on their LinkedIn Profiles. For example, if you speak publicly, you can add “public speaking” as a skill to your LinkedIn Profile. Your LinkedIn Connections and anyone who visits your Profile then have the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] What’s Hot: Strategic Planning
♫  Make a list baby, of the things I’ll do for you…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Ambrosia. STRATEGIC PLANNING IS AGAIN HIGH ON FIRMS’ AGENDAS This is another guest post from my friend Bob Denney.  It is of particular interest since my MBA was in the area of the strategic application of technology to the practice of law.  So to see a renewed growing interest in the area of strategic planning is a gratifying one – and one that I truly endorse. So without further ado –...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Release of Office on iPhone shows Microsoft is "still crazy after all these years"
When I first started doing law office technology tips, bashing Microsoft was an easy way to get laughs. Most lawyers used WordPerfect and viewed changing to the less-powerful Microsoft Word as completely illogical. And most importantly, there was no reveal...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: I Love My MacBook; My iPhone? Not So Much
We love guest posts here at the LOMAP Blog  . . . mostly because it means that I don’t have to write something . . . So, keep ‘em comin’.  We’re more than pleased, then, to relay the following post from Dylan Hayre.  Hayre, who is a lawyer for soliders, and has somehow also found the time to run for state senate.  You can learn more about Dylan at his website, particularly his bio page.  Heck, he’s such a nice guy, he’ll even help you if you’re not affiliated with the military.  Below, Dylan...
[Reid My Blog] Sharon Nelson, 75th President of the Virginia State Bar
Congratulations to my friend Sharon Nelson on the occasion of her installation today as the 75th president of the Virginia State Bar. Sharon has worked tirelessly over many years to improve the profession and serve the public in her many roles with the Fairfax Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, and American Bar Association, and I know her year as president of the VSB will be one of innovation and accomplishment. Despite having a knee replaced about year ago, Sharon has not missed a beat in...