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] Dotting all the “i”s
I have a songwriter friend who reports that the hardest part of writing a song is finishing it. She finds that her enthusiasm for writing means that she loves the initial burst of creative energy, but she has trouble keeping herself on task for the polishing process: When a song is nearly finished, she finds herself eager to begin a new one. Luckily for my friend, she’s often the only person who feels her work is unfinished – everyone else just hears a great song, not a work in progress....
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: Stephanie Kimbro’s “The Consumer Law Revolution”
LPM Publishing is delighted to announce that The Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer’s Guide to the Online Legal Marketplace by Stephanie L. Kimbro will be available in June. Pre-order your copy today for a 15% pre-publication discount! There is a revolution occurring in the delivery of legal services in the United States. Consumers in need of personal and business legal assistance are turning to the Internet to find lawyers, just like they shop online to buy consumer products. Firms that...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Keyboard Hints for your iPhone and iPad
Reblogged from sharechair: As part of my month-long anniversary series, some posts will include information covered previously. Hopefully this way new readers get to see things they missed and older readers might be reminded of things they have forgotten. (This … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Three iOS Problems Solved
It’s hard to imagine, but next month the iPhone will turn six years old. It ushered in the modern smartphone world. The improvements over the Palm Treo or Blackberry were so dramatic that they justify the word “revolutionary”. Today it is no exaggeration to say that all smartphones are iPhones. Apps Everywhere Do you remember when customizing your cell phone meant buying an over-priced plastic faceplate from Nokia or Motorola? Now we customize our phones with inexpensive apps that address...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Lino Zanussi
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Lino Zanussi 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: Lino Zanussi [mailto:lionzanuss@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 3:53 PM To: Subject: Legal Rep We are Italian company and require your assistant in...
[Law Technology Today] The Professional Development Issue: Law Practice Magazine May/June 2013
Every other month, the ABA Law Practice Management Section publishes an issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips on marketing/client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. Here are some highlights from the latest issue on professional development: Accelerated Strengths Development (Cover Story) By Carrie Fletcher, Scott Westfahl “Implementing a New Model for Attorney Training” The Secret to Writing Persuasively  By Gary...
[Avoid a Claim] LawRPO Magazine archives: When preparing wills, don’t dispense with formalities – execution matters
The following article by Nora Rock (corporate writer and policy analyist at LAWPRO) appears in the October 31 edition of the LAWPRO Webzine, which focused on wills and estates matters. Will-drafting is an area of legal practice that demands extremely careful attention to detail. Decisions in this area make it clear that even where a will is well-drafted and is consistent with the testator’s known intentions, failure to have the will executed in accordance with the applicable legal formalities...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Jonathan Maxwell
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Jonathan Maxwell 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: From: JONATHAN MAXWELL [mailto:jo.maxwell3@live.com] Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 6:39 AM To...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Lisa Chang
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he’s been contacted by the purported Lisa Chang with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. 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: CHANG LISA [mailto:clisa550@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: May-06-13 12:...
[Law Technology Today] Using Technology to Manage Your Network
Whether you are searching for employment or seeking new referral sources, networking is all the rage.  The key to networking is to develop credible relationships over time.  That way, people will think of you when they hear about a new job opportunity or when they need to make a referral to another attorney.  Merely meeting someone once at an event will not have this effect, and thus you need to follow up with your contacts to cultivate relationships.  After an event, you can use an email,...