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] The Future of Law (Part 2 of 5): Who will provide legal services?
On the 15th anniversary of the practicePRO® program, LAWPRO asked Dan Pinnington, vice president, claims prevention and stakeholder relations, to give us his personal views on the future of legal practice. This is a topic Dan monitors constantly: One of his main tasks for many years has been to predict where the Ontario bar is headed and what minefields may be encountered on that journey. Dan’s views will be exciting for many readers, although some may be daunted by the challenges ahead,...
[Law Technology Today] Case Management for Mac Attorneys: Learn Daylite
Running a Mac in a law office has not always been easy.  But, with the increase of Mac and iOS use in the law office, attorneys are demanding Mac and iOS compatible and dedicated products.  Fortunately, cloud providers are now building products that can be used with PC or Mac, and other providers are dedicating their products solely for Mac users. One of those companies is Marketcircle, the maker of Daylite and Billings Pro.  Rather than stand-alone programs (like those used with a PC), Daylite...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Is Solo Practice for You?
How do you know whether solo practice is right for you?  As you weigh the pros and cons, consider the following advice from our If I Only Knew panelists at Learning the Ropes 2013: Independence  You have complete independence as … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] The Future of Law (Part 1 of 5): Past, present and future trends affecting the practice of law
On the 15th anniversary of the practicePRO® program, LAWPRO asked Dan Pinnington, vice president, claims prevention and stakeholder relations, to give us his personal views on the future of legal practice. This is a topic Dan monitors constantly: One of his main tasks for many years has been to predict where the Ontario bar is headed and what minefields may be encountered on that journey. Dan’s views will be exciting for many readers, although some may be daunted by the challenges ahead,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Checklist for Avoiding Conflicts on Lateral Lawyer Transfers
Lateral hiring of partners or associates occurs at firms of every size, and is becoming far more common. In addition to reviewing the transferring lawyer’s credentials and suitability, the transferring lawyer and firm will need to identify and deal with potential conflicts of interest that may arise with respect to clients at the transferring lawyer’s previous firm, and in particular, clients for whom the transferring lawyer worked. This critical task is not as easy as it might seem on first...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Barrie Parker
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Barrie Parker looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] LinkedIn Intro: Potential Security Problems?
The latest new release from LinkedIn is LinkedIn Intro, a mobile product that works in conjunction with the iPhone Apple Mail app, released in English for all users worldwide at the end of October. If you activate LinkedIn’s new Intro service, when viewing email in Apple Mail on your iPhone, a bar will pop up that shows you the person’s LinkedIn profile photo, professional headline and location right in the email message. Tapping on the bar brings up additional information, including some of...
[Reid My Blog] Coming November 15th--My 9th Annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers
Well it's not quite time to hang stockings with care or have visions of sugar-plum fairies, but the holiday season is just around the corner. Soon the halls will be decked and angels will have been heard on high, but until then shopping for gifts will be center-stage! Once again the ReidMyBLog Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers will be there to help the families and friends of lawyers buy just the right gift. Nothing trite. Nothing cliche. Just lots of specific ideas for those hard-to-please...
[Law Practice Advisor] Are You LinkedIn or Are You Linked Out? The Ethics of Endorsements
LinkedIn, the social network of choice for lawyers and other mature individuals everywhere, offers two major endorsement options to users. The first is a written endorsement, where one user will compose a testimonial about another user (either of their own volition, or at the other user’s request); once the testimonial is complete and has been submitted to the other user, it’s then up to the recipient as to whether she will publish it to her profile. The other is a +1-style feature, where...
[Avoid a Claim] Changes to the 2014 LAWPRO insurance policy
The October 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine highlights the changes to the LAWPRO insurance policy that will become effective for 2014. Click here for a full description of the changes and how they might impact you. Here’s a quick summary: Base premium for 2014: $3,350 (unchanged since 2011) $10,000 increase in deductible applied to certain administrative dismissal claims $250,000 sublimit coverage for eligible cybercrime losses Coverage for Ontario lawyers also called in Quebec, in...