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] Business debt collection scam by Derick Abrams
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Derick Abrams looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: Subject: Legal matter From: Derick Abrams <derabrams@live.com> This is a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Create a Cyber Security Plan for Your Law Firm
Cyber attacks on small businesses are in the rise. How can you protect your firm? If you use WordPress for your Web site or blog, you must read this: Guard Your Blog Against WordPress Attacks. Next, use this article as … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Boosting Productivity and Efficiency with Intelligent Documents
In a challenging market, lawyers are striving to achieve peak efficiency without reducing the quality of their work. One specific area where efficiency is desperately needed is in document preparation. Think about the time wasted creating nearly identical documents over and over again. Stop wasting this valuable time! In our 30 minute webinar, learn how to best create, organize and manage forms, and minimize costs while maximizing your earnings. Join us on Tuesday, April 30th from 2:00p.m. to 2...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Don’t be Part of the Admin Dismissal Claims Spike
The number of claims we’re seeing based on the administrative (Rule 48) dismissal of an action continues to grow at an alarming rate, as do the costs for these claims. As the new procedure for these dismissals becomes old news, courts are becoming less amenable to our repair efforts. The list of acceptable excuses for delay continues to shrink; the incidence of delay does not. Lawyers need to have reliable systems in place to identify languishing files, and need to take the initiative to move...
[PA Law Practice Management] Upcoming Seminar Presentations
I have quite a few CLE seminar presentations scheduled for May & June.  If you’re going to be in the area, you might want to register for the CLE credits.  I promise you will be both educated and entertained ! Allegheny County Bar Association Institute for Gender Equality Thursday, May 16, 2013 Client Service and Marketing for Women Attorneys Within Ethical Boundaries 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (registration 8:00 a.m.) Register online at www.ACBA.org Beaver County Bar Association...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of TECHSHOW – Tablet and Smartphone Apps
This is another post from my ”best of” ABA TECHSHOW series.  Today  – supercool apps for tablets and smartphones. Build a Visual Timeline BeeDocs  – This app turns a dull timeline into an engaging 3D/multimedia presentation.  Chart dates, times, amounts, distances, prices, quantities … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Pardon Our 100th Interruption
The Kennedy Mighell Report has reached a milestone: Episode 100! As part of the celebration your hosts will bring you today’s legal technology issues in the format of one of their favorite shows: ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. Hear how technology can make your business more efficient, highlights from the ABA TECHSHOW, the future of technology for lawyers, and more The post Pardon Our 100th Interruption appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Non-legal Careers for Lawyers
Perhaps you are a law student who realizes that practicing law is not what you want to do. Or maybe you are a practicing lawyer who no longer feels satisfied with your work. If you feel it’s time for a change, this newly revised guidebook will show you what you can do with your law degree, besides practice law. More importantly, this book will illustrate how to use your legal skills to rise above the competition. Learn in detail what opportunities exist in these fields: Business and...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Be the Messenger (And Don’t Get Shot)
The #1 cause of claims against Ontario lawyers practising in most areas of law is problems with lawyer-client communication. Considering lawyers’ reputation for verbosity, this statistic seems counterintuitive, at least until you consider that some things are easier and more fun to talk about than others. Fun to communicate with clients about: success (and our role in it); progress; winning; good news. NOT fun to communicate: failure (and our role in it); setbacks; losing; increase legal costs...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO resource: Administrative information for new clients
As a supplement to her article Dealing with Difficult Clients, Carole Curtis (now Justice Carole Curtis) provided practicePRO with her Adminstrative Information for New Clients document that was given to new clients at the start of her retainer. It explains to the new client the firm’s office hours, procedures for appointments, contact information for staff, accounting procedures and other things that will help make interactions between the client and the firm go smoothly. It is provided...