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] Technology Update: Office 365 – Free CLE
On March 4, 2014 the OSB Professional Liability Fund will offer Technology Update: Office 365. This FREE seminar will provide an overview of Office 365, a cloud-based productivity service hosted by Microsoft.  Office 365 includes Microsoft Office applications that work with other services including … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Oh Baby! Preparing for Maternity and Family Leave as a Solo Practitioner
children (Photo credit: huntz) As a solo practitioner, the buck stops with you. You cannot pick up and take a hot air balloon ride around the globe anytime you well please, even though you might like to.  You owe your clients duties, and, even once you’ve taken care of their needs, you have those oh so fun administrative responsibilities to worry about.  Now, throw a new baby in the mix, and your head might explode.  Before you take maternity or family leave, you must prepare.  That...
[Compujurist] Dropbox updates its TOS: Adds Government Data Requests Principals
Dropbox has a bit of a history when it comes to securing your information and who has access to it. Dropbox recently announced changes in its Terms of Service and its Privacy policy. The interesting piece of this to me is the Government Data Requests Principals in the Privacy Policy.
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Adopting Mobile Technology - What Does that Mean for Today’s Lawyers?
Adopting Mobile Technology - What Does that Mean for Today’s Lawyers? was my column last month in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. Although this was a very basic treatment of the topic, I hope lawyers and law firm managers appreciate that,...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] In Memoriam of Milt Zwicker…
♫ Only made me more focused, only wrote more potent..♫ Lyrics and music by Kanye West, Aldrin Davis, recorded by Kanye West. Milton Wedman Zwicker or just “Milt” as he liked to be known, was the retired managing partner of Zwicker Evans & Lewis, an Ontario law firm. His law practice was restricted to business and commercial law and estate planning. He was the author of many articles and books on the subject of law firm management, and he was a past member of the editorial board...
[Law Technology Today] Repurposing Old Technology for the New World
It occurred to me yesterday that, with all of the focus on the newest and the best technology, that we may be losing out on great functionality from the things we now take for granted. And with “throwback Thursday (#tbt) now becoming a hashtag trend, I thought I’d also throw it back, to when we were so excited about our smartphones’ functionality. Don’t lose sight of opportunities for case organization and business development that are literally always at your fingertips. Smartphones. We all...
[The Last Word] Is The Government Spying on Your Law Firm?
Ever since Edward Snowden began his revelations about the domestic spying activities of the National Security Administration, lawyers have had to wonder whether their emails and phone calls have been subject to the agency’s scrutiny. The verdict is now in, and the result is guilty as charged, as is more fully set out in a […]
[Avoid a Claim] Keeping your passwords strong and secure
Computer passwords are the keys that “unlock” our computer and network systems. We all have more passwords than we can remember. This tends to make us a bit lazy. We use obvious and easy-to-remember passwords – even the word “password” itself. Or worse: we don’t use them at all. Bad password habits are often one of the weakest links in data security schemes. Cyber criminals know and exploit this fact. For this reason it is critical that all lawyers and staff in a law office use passwords, and...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Strategies for Coping in Difficult Financial Times
Money is a significant source of stress for many of us.  Lawyers who are unemployed or underemployed understand the pressure all too well. If you feel stressed by lack of money, how can you get on track?  Meet your goals?  … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Living in Multiple Tech Worlds: Windows, Mac and Android
The rise of cloud computing has made it easier for lawyers to live in multiple tech worlds, whether it’s Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android. This phenomenon is becoming a trend that affects many people and is changing how we think about, talk about, and use technology. On this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss living in multiple tech worlds simultaneously, how this changes our experience of technology, and practical ways to prepare and adjust...