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

[Reid My Blog] Sharon Nelson, 75th President of the Virginia State Bar
Congratulations to my friend Sharon Nelson on the occasion of her installation today as the 75th president of the Virginia State Bar. Sharon has worked tirelessly over many years to improve the profession and serve the public in her many roles with the Fairfax Bar Association, Virginia State Bar, and American Bar Association, and I know her year as president of the VSB will be one of innovation and accomplishment. Despite having a knee replaced about year ago, Sharon has not missed a beat in...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Drafting a non-engagement letter
Phantom clients, those who believe they are represented by you, though the individual has not formally hired or retained you, can lead to a potential claim down the road. If you decline an engagement for legal services or the client chooses not to retain you, the non-engagement should immediately be confirmed in writing by way of a non-engagment letter. Here are three resources to help you draft one: Law Society of Upper Canada: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147491177...
[Law Technology Today] Software By Subscription and More
What started as a way to backup our hard drives is moving to how we access, what feels like, everything on our computers. On this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the new trend of software by subscription. Instead of paying for an updated version of a new software product, companies are offering a monthly subscription which will immediately grant users access to the newest version via the cloud. Adobe and Microsoft are just two of the recent examples...
[Avoid a Claim] The virtual estate: Are you talking about this with your will clients?
CBC news recently reported that the average Canadian spent over 41 hours online each month in the fourth quarter of 2012, and that Canadians are the world’s second-heaviest users of the internet (just behind Americans). While there is a great deal of variety when it comes to the nature of this online activity, there is no question that a substantial proportion of it leads to the creation of property that has value – whether it’s objective, measurable commercial value, or simply personal value...
[Law Technology Today] Read LPM E-books on Your iPad or iPhone
Are you planning on bringing your iPad to the beach this summer? Don’t want to lug around a pile of books in your suitcase? Catch up on all our latest technology tips from your iPad or iPhone with LPM e-books. Just visit the iBooks app to start downloading today! Here’s an e-book reading list to get you started:   iPad in One Hour for Litigators More and more lawyers are choosing to take their iPads to trial—with amazing results. Bestselling ABA author and iPad expert Tom...
[Law Technology Today] Finance Issue: Law Practice Today, June 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management section provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. June’s edition focuses on finance including topics such as cost recovery technologies, “value billing,” AFAs, and more. Here are some highlights from this issue: Engage in Cybersecurity: The Power and Responsibility is Yours “If you are relying on businesses or the government to protect your identity and...
[Compujurist] Computer Tips & Tricks You May Not Know About
Great post over at TECHSPOT Computer Tips & Tricks Everyone Should Know including some even I didn't know about. There is something here for everyone including file management, keyboard shortcuts, "god mode" in Windows. There are also a number of useful keyboard shortcuts that many power users will know but a lot of folks won't in this day and age of the mouse
[Avoid a Claim] Mortgage fraud warning issued by the Huron Law Association regarding John Frantzen
We have been made aware of the following warning issued by the Huron Law Association with regards to an individual attempting real estate fraud. We understand the Parry Sound, Muskoka and Simcoe County law associations have also sent this warning out to their members. Today two lawyers in Simcoe county advised us that they were approached by this same person with respect to a mortgage on vacant land in Muskoka. The text of the warning is as follows: Mortgage Fraud Scheme The person’s name is...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: Representing the snowbird client
You receive a voicemail message at your law office from a longtime client who is calling from his temporary home in Florida. He is one of many retired or semi-retired Canadians who prefer to spend extended periods of time in warmer climates over the winter months. This species of Canadians who migrate south for the winter is so common that they are given their own nickname: snowbirds. Before returning the snowbird client’s call, you should be aware that the professional services you provide to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commerical debt collection scam by Akira Kawano of Echo Electric Co Ltd
A lawyer in Maine notified us that he received an email from the purported Akira Kawano of Echo Electric Co Ltd 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: ECHO ELECTRIC CO LTD [mailto:echoelectriccoltd@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 9:48 PM To: Subject: [SPAM] litigation case  This is a...