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] practicePRO Resource: Sample associate agreement
As a supplement to the Managing the Finances of Your Practice booklet, practicePRO made available a sample agreement to be used when associates join a firm. A written agreement helps to ensure that everyone knows exactly the terms of the arrangements between them – the expectations, the consequences and the means to implement those consequences. Negotiating such an agreement in advance is often far easier than sorting out the issues later. And in the long-term, having a common framework of...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Protect Your Data (from Snoops and others…)
♫ Got a secret Can you keep it? Swear this one you’ll save Better lock it in your pocket…♫ Music, lyrics and recorded by The Pierces.   (This post was just posted to Slawtips.ca and I thought it fit here as well). Prism, the National Security Electronic Surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) has caught a great deal of press lately.  This surveillance program has raised questions as to how individuals can protect their data from...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] You Need a Vacation!
Vacation?  No way, no how.  I can’t afford it.  I’m too busy.  I don’t have anyone to cover my cases. Well, I know how you feel.  Getting away does takes effort, but then most things do.  The important point here?  … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Plan your CPD year and maximize your learning
Lawyers in Ontario are now familiar with the Law Society’s requirement that they complete a minimum number of hours of continuing professional development programming each year. As the law grows ever more complex, CPD supports lawyers’ ongoing competency and helps them build practical skills that will can benefit both their clients and their own careers. This spring, the Law Society introduced changes to the CPD requirements, providing more flexibility in terms of the kind of content that...
[Law Technology Today] Market Your Practice Online with Stephanie Kimbro’s New Guide
LPM Publishing is delighted to announce that The Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer’s Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace by Stephanie L. Kimbro has been published. There is a revolution occurring in the delivery of legal services in the United States. Consumers in need of personal and business legal assistance are turning to the Internet to find lawyers, just like they shop online to buy consumer products. Firms that lack a compelling online marketing presence will lose out on clients and...
[PA Law Practice Management] Does Communication Overload Impact Civility in the Profession?
I have  theory, but I’m not sure I have any answers.    I’m hoping you do, and will take the time to express your thoughts. My theory starts with a base assumption that most people in the legal environment are suffering from information-overload anxiety.  Some refer to the new forms of communication known as social media as a “sea change” in communications.  I don’t think it’s a change; meaning that these forms of communication have not replaced traditional...
[Law Technology Today] Facebook Hashtags
You may have heard that Facebook has recently added support for hashtags in Facebook posts. As usual, they’re rolling them out slowly, so all users won’t see them right away, but if you don’t have hashtag functionality yet, don’t worry – you’ll be seeing it soon. Facebook expert Mari Smith posted some tips when using hashtags on Facebook: Even if you don’t have hashtag functionality yet, Smith recommends that you begin using strategic hashtags in your public Facebook posts on both your...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kawasan Osaki of Teach-Center Corp
An Alberta lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Kawasan Osaki of Teach-Center Corp with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. 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: Kawasan TechCenter [mailto:Kawasan@tech-center.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 8:55 AM To: Subject: Litigation Dear Sir, We have debt collection...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] An “Accidental Entrepreneur’s” Business Idea
An “Accidental Entrepreneur’s” Business Idea.
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: Protecting client data – 11 steps to take when using technology
The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Practice Management Technology Guideline specifically reminds lawyers to address concerns about client confidentiality, security, disaster management and technological obsolescence, and that a certain level of lawyer competence in the security of technology is necessary to comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct. This article offers a checklist of 11 ways in which lawyers can ensure they are protecting client information when using technology. To read...