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

[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...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Drafting a non-engagement letter
Phantom clients, those who believe they are represented by you, though the individual has not formally hired or retained you, can lead to a potential claim down the road. If you decline an engagement for legal services or the client chooses not to retain you, the non-engagement should immediately be confirmed in writing by way of a non-engagment letter. Here are three resources to help you draft one: Law Society of Upper Canada: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147491177...
[Law Technology Today] Software By Subscription and More
What started as a way to backup our hard drives is moving to how we access, what feels like, everything on our computers. On this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the new trend of software by subscription. Instead of paying for an updated version of a new software product, companies are offering a monthly subscription which will immediately grant users access to the newest version via the cloud. Adobe and Microsoft are just two of the recent examples...
[Avoid a Claim] 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...
[Law Technology Today] Read LPM E-books on Your iPad or iPhone
Are you planning on bringing your iPad to the beach this summer? Don’t want to lug around a pile of books in your suitcase? Catch up on all our latest technology tips from your iPad or iPhone with LPM e-books. Just visit the iBooks app to start downloading today! Here’s an e-book reading list to get you started:   iPad in One Hour for Litigators More and more lawyers are choosing to take their iPads to trial—with amazing results. Bestselling ABA author and iPad expert Tom...