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

[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Managing LinkedIn Endorsements and Optimizing Your Profile
During Membership Appreciation Week here at the Chicago Bar Association I put on a program on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. One question that came up was about the new endorsements of your skills and expertise listings. If you are interested in managing that area of your profile take a look at this short video. If you would like to see the entire program it is now online, free for Chicago Bar Association Members. You may also want to take a look at a recent article from Attorney at...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Hiroshi Tanaka of Ota Shinji Leasing Co.
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Hiroshi Tanaka of Ota Shinji Leasing Co 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: Ota Shinji Leasing Company Ltd Subject: Legal Representative To: Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10:50 AM Attn: Counsel, On behalf of...
[Law Technology Today] Join the Legal Technology Conversation
The Legal Technology Resource Center is pleased to invite you to join the latest platform for legal technology conversations: its new LinkedIn Group! This discussion-based group will cover relevant topics in legal technology, led by group members. We highly encourage you to start conversations, pose questions, and interact with each other as often as possible. Use this channel as a way to network with others in the legal technology industry. Once you join the group, please read the group rules...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Social Media Bill Passes Oregon Senate
Today the Oregon Senate passed HB 2654B which would forbid employers from demanding access to potential employee’s social media accounts. Read the full story at KATU. Maryland started the trend, which has spread to other jurisdictions. Twenty eight states are … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Lawyers on client boards- Handle with care!
It is easy to understand why a corporate client might ask her lawyer to sit on the board of directors. The lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to create the company, and will have a solid understanding of the corporation’s objectives, its relationships with industry partners, suppliers, customers and others, and the challenges it faces in the marketplace. It is also easy to understand why a lawyer might be honoured by, and readily accept, such an invitation. However,...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Be a Doer not a Procrastinator!
♫ You can count on me I’m gonna get it done, get it done…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Sandwich. Over on Small Firm Innovation, Gwynne Monahan has posed the following challenge: Write a post that  describes what quick, uncomplicated, untechnological habits or practices make all the difference to your practice, in 100 words or less. OK…nothing like a challenge. So here goes: Stop procrastinating.  Now.  Or as Nike says, “Just Do It!”.  Deadlines and to-do’...

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[Law Technology Today] Android Devices for Lawyers
This episode of The Digital Edge features guest Jeffrey Taylor, also known as “The Droid Lawyer,” to discuss how lawyers can efficiently use Android phones, tablets and computers in their practice. Jeffrey Taylor is an Oklahoma City Attorney. He has been writing the popular blog “The Droid Lawyer” since 2011, educating lawyers on how to get the most out of their Android devices. His first Android device was the original Motorola Droid,  which he discovered was a useful tool for his profession....
[Law Technology Today] Tech Competence: Knowing What Matters
In August of 2012, the ABA House of Delegates voted on a series of amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct recommended by the Ethics 20/20 Commission. One of the most basic yet important changes came in the comments to Rule 1.1: Competence. As amended, the comment now states: [6] To maintain the requisite knowledge and skill, a lawyer should keep abreast of changes in the law and its practice, including the benefits and risks associated with relevant technology, engage in...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Spring Clean Your Practice!
Nora Rock, corporate writer & policy anylist at LAWPRO, has some good advice for lawyers now that the weather is getting warmer. While this article was initially aimed at Ontario lawyers, all lawyers in Canada could stand to do some 'spring cleaning' We had flurries last night here in Ontario – but we’re not fooled: spring is around the corner. Time to roll up the slush mats and slide in the bug screens. We challenge you, in the next month or two, to bring a little of the spirit...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Collecting Your Fee
This practical and user-friendly guide provides you with proven strategies and sound advice that will make the process of collecting your fees simpler, easier, and more effective. This handy resource provides you with the framework around which to structure your collection efforts. The author will help you: Improve your relationships with present clients and set the proper expectations with new ones to ensure timely payment of bills. Understand why you need to discuss the issue of fees at the...