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 Laurin Ichiro
Lawyers in Ontario, Florida and Georgia have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Laurin Ichiro 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: Laurin Ichiro [mailto:hkfu@netvigator....
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Conflicts Tune-Up: 5 Steps to Avoiding Conflict of Interest Claims
Every so often, a case about a lawyer removed from a matter or reprimanded for acting while in an “obvious” conflict of interest pops up in the media. These cases make all of us (or at least they should) shake our heads in dismay: Surely everybody knows how to avoid a conflict – don’t they? LAWPRO claims experience makes it clear that lawyers don’t always accurately identify conflicts… or that sometimes they decide to be wilfully blind. Consider the following a brief primer on how to tune-up...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Secure Collaboration in the Cloud
The rise of new cloud-based applications is transforming the delivery of legal services. Many lawyers are abandoning traditional technology in favor of online alternatives, including secure cloud collaboration tools. Learn to use the cloud effectively and securely at law firms of all sizes in this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Box. Thank you to our sponsor: For more information and education on cloud collaboration and Box for law firms, check out the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Disposition and Expense of Oregon Legal Malpractice Claims [Infographic]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 10 Step Process for Instituting Lasting Change
♫ Don’t you know they change Oh, things change As long as this world is turning Things are gonna change Gonna keep on changing Gonna change…♫ Music and lyrics by: W. Luther, A. Mayo, M. Green and C.M. Lindsey, recorded by Tim McGraw.   This is another great guest post from Beth Flynn of the Ohio State University Leadership Center. Today Beth is providing us with a 10 step process for instituting lasting change: Build trust Create a unified spearhead team Establish a pressing...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Conflicts of Interest
As mentioned in yesterday’s blog post (“Conflicts tune-up: 5 steps to avoiding conflict of interest claims“), lawyers do not always do the best job identifying potential conflicts on interest or taking the appropriate steps when conflicts may exist. practicePRO’s Managing Conflict of Interest Situations booklet can help lawyers better manage this risk by identifying, checking for and managing conflict of interest situations. The CBA’s Conflict of Interest Taskforce...
[Law Technology Today] SlideShark: Simple and Sleek Mobile Presentations
If you are anything like me, you are constantly seeking out the next best program or app to integrate into your workflow to save you time and allow you to show off your technological know-how.  The app that I’d like to discuss today is not exactly “new”; indeed, it has been around since October 2011.  But, this is an app I use often and continue to take advantage of its ever-evolving features (its last major feature release was in March 2013). The app is SlideShark, a presentation program for...
[Law Practice Advisor] Conquering Networking Jitters
While social networking sites are on the rise, they have not yet replaced good ‘ole fashion in-person networking. However, not many people would confess to “enjoying” in-person networking – especially as that single person in a room full of attorneys and/or other professionals you have never met. But, whether you like it or not, your responsibilities as an attorney include networking. Rather than despair and let your anxiety overwhelm you, there are steps that you can take to make networking...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Websites for Bidding Farewell
After five years of doing my Sites for Sore Eyes column in GPSOLO Magazine, it is time to move on. But I wanted to go out with a bit of style, so the final column, Websites for Bidding Farewell, covers...
[Avoid a Claim] Conflicts tune-up: 5 steps to avoiding conflict of interest claims
Every so often, a case about a lawyer removed from a matter or reprimanded for acting while in an “obvious” conflict of interest pops up in the media. These cases make all of us (or at least they should) shake our heads in dismay: Surely everybody knows how to avoid a conflict – don’t they? LAWPRO claims experience makes it clear that lawyers don’t always accurately identify conflicts… or that sometimes they decide to be wilfully blind. Consider the following a brief primer on how to tune-up...