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

[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opportunity – Attorney
              The Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office in Williamsport, PA has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender.  A recent JD graduate who has passed the Bar is suitable.  Applicant must also be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and possess a valid driver’s license. Interested applicants should mail directly to William J. Miele, Esquire Chief Public Defender 48 West Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701 Be sure to include: writing...
[Avoid a Claim] Avoiding Communications Claims: Family Law
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...
[Law Technology Today] How to Use Technology to Create Better Client Relationships
A few years ago I was sitting across from a new client who was 21 years old. When we talked about the importance of keeping each other updated, she asked that I text or email her. She told me she didn’t have a home phone and rarely checked her cell phone voice mail. Because she was a student, her address changed often and snail mail was a hassle to keep track of. At the time I didn’t text much and found it cumbersome to type messages with my big fingers on the small digital display of my...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for November 2014
November was the quietest month of 2014 for fraud reports, with 168 emails from lawyers and 11 new fraud posts. 60% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 29% from Ontario, 5% from elsewhere in Canada and 6% from overseas. Here is the latest map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ originated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in October sorted by scenario: Commercial debt collection: Simon Fonji and Tomiko Holdings Alex Inamoto of Goshi Industrial...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, and anything else a law office might need. It’s written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Submitting Your First eCourt Filing
Mandatory eCourt begins today for the eleven circuit courts that currently have the Oregon eCourt system.  In last week’s post, I described 10 steps to get ready for eFiling. Today I want to address how to manage the stress and anxiety … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] How AmLaw 100 Firm Sheppard Mullin Collaborates
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is an AmLaw 100 firm with more than 650 attorneys in 15 offices around the globe. Founded in 1927, it has a history of being on the cutting edge. For example, in 1946 it was one of a handful of law firms hiring female attorneys. Recently, with advancements in technology and a dispersed workforce, it was on the hunt for a platform that would provide easy-to-use client extranets while allowing for flexible mobile collaboration. It found its answer in...
[Avoid a Claim] Avoiding Communications Claims: Corporate Law
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: ABA Journal Blawg 100 Nominations
Now that you’ve been stuffed with turkey, splurged on Black Friday Sales and are ready to relax, here’s some catch-up reading. ABA Journal Blawg 100 The ABA Journal has announced the Blawg 100, its annual list of top 100 legal blogs. The list is compiled by the editorial staff of the Journal, and once published, it is open to the public to vote for their favorites. We’re honored to have been included as a new addition this year, under the Legal Tech category. A big thanks to...
[Avoid a Claim] Avoiding Communications Claims: Litigation
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...