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] Washington State Moves to Protect Social Media Accounts
Washington joins Oregon to protect your social media accounts from prying employers: In addition to prohibiting disclosure of personal login information, the law also proscribes employers from forcing employees to log in to their accounts in front of employers so … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Throwback Thursday: LawTech Center
It’s Thursday! You know what that means to the world of social media: #ThrowbackThursday, or #TBT. Today we are celebrating Throwback Thursday with a blog post remembering a piece of the Legal Technology Resource Center’s history: the LawTech Center. The Legal Technology Resource Center is currently an ABA member benefit provided by the Law Practice Management Section but has had a long history of transitions within the American Bar Association. At one point, the LTRC offered a physical...
[Law Technology Today] Book preview: “Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers”
Worldox fans rejoice: LPM will publish Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers by document-management expert John Heckman in late 2013. In a recent blog post, Heckman offered a sneak preview of the contents of the book.  He writes: Lessons cover Worldox basics (saving documents, version control, searching for documents, email integration, dealing with your old or legacy documents), as well as more advanced features such as how to take documents with you out of the office, how to customize your Worldox...
[Law Technology Today] Password Fundamentals: Quick Security Tip
A secure password may not be as hard to remember or as difficult to come up with as you think. Watch this video for some tips on coming up with a memorable yet secure password for your important logins. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies for a more secure practice. See below for links to the rest of the Quick Security Tips: Data Encryption Mobile Security Avoiding Scams Physical Security The post Password Fundamentals: Quick...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Osamu Tezuka Makoto and Tezuka Production Company
An Ontario firm has reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Osamu Tezuka Makoto of Tezuka Production Company with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Rest In Peace, Ross Kodner, Legal Technologist
The news that Ross Kodner passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday, two days after his 52nd birthday has shaken all of us who knew him. He was a legal technologist before anyone knew what that term meant, one...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Your Dropbox Questions Answered
During the recent program “How to… Use Dropbox for File Management” (now available for free in the archives for CBA members) I received a number of great followup questions. Here they are, with my answers. Q:  My opposing counsel sent some documents to me in  (I think) Dropbox and the email notice said access would expire after 48 hours. Is this common? A:  I can’t find any way to make a file expire via a link or shared folder in Dropbox. It must have been another service. I...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Is this the job you want?
On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy. But throw the words “job interview” into the mix and a whole new paradigm emerges. With seemingly so much at stake, job interviews take on a new meaning for people who ordinarily would not shy...
[The Last Word] Formal Ethics Opinion on BP Claims Issued
Most of us would like to forget the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill, and all of the damage done to the Gulf of Mexico as a result. Unfortunately, the claims process for compensating those who live on the gulf or depend on it for their livelihood continues, and some of the ways in which […]
[SC Small Firm] Gmail’s New Inbox Tabs
Gmail recently revamped its inbox. Now, when you log into your account, you have several “tabs” instead of just your traditional inbox. Your incoming mail is categorized and filed behind one of these tabs. If you’re like me and don’t like the idea of Gmail categorizing your mail for you, it is pretty easy to disable the tabs and go back to the traditional inbox display. To switch back to the traditional Gmail Inbox, click the + sign next to the last tab. Then, a small...