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] Is Telecommuting a Bad Idea?
Cyberspace has been all abuzz about the new ban on telecommuting announced by Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer.  Is telecommuting a bad idea?  Well, I hate to sound like all the attorneys I work with, but the answer is “it depends.”   If you check out some of the articles written, many of which liberally quote former employees, you will note that people weigh in on both sides of the issue. Arguments against the ban seem to center on two points.  The first point is that there is great...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Practice Management Tips and Tricks
Law practice management and technology tips are a great way to get quick shots of information you can use immediately – or tuck away for when you need them. In January I presented a CLE for the CBA on “Tips for the New Year”. Did you miss it? Watch the archived webcast and download the materials for some ideas to keep moving forward this year. The provenance of the “tips” format may be disputed, but ABA TECHSHOW provides some of the best of the best for lawyers in...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Choosing a Social Network for Client Development
A question raised by many lawyers who are considering using social media for outreach and client development is, “Which social media platforms should I use?” That question is usually followed by, “How much time should I spend?” And the answer to that question usually results in a wail of, “How much?” As a marketing tool, all social media outlets provide a platform for sharing information and engaging with clients, potential clients and referrals. However, there are ways to target the networks...
[Avoid a Claim] Power of attorney on the other side of your real estate transaction? Your cue to pay special attention
I had occasion to learn, recently, about the impact of a power of attorney on a real estate transaction: the most basic lesson being that powers of attorney increase fraud risk. So much so, in fact, that the Law Society of Upper Canada has recommended that their use should be avoided wherever possible in real estate transactions. Of course, one of the situations in which it may NOT be possible to avoid dealing with a power of attorney arises when it’s in place on the other side of your...
[Law Technology Today] Working with Documents on Your iPad (An Excerpt from “iPad in One Hour for Litigators” by Tom Mighell)
Adapted and excepted from iPad in One Hour for Litigators by Tom Mighell, coming in March from LPM Publishing. Pre-order your copy today and save 15%!    Getting Electronic Documents onto Your Getting Electronic Documents onto Your iPad Let’s answer what is probably the most important question for this lesson: How do you get documents onto the iPad in the first place? It’s a good question, and I’ll give the standard lawyer answer—it depends. You can move files onto your iPad in a number of...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Li Wei of Coma Holdings
Two lawyers in Alberta and one in Quebec have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Li Wei of Coma Holdings with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. There is another scam attempt that also uses the name Coma Holdings. 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: Subject: Request For Legal Assistance!! Date: Mon, 25 Feb...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Stress-Free Law Practice
Does the label "The Stress-Free Law Practice" make you think of unicorns, vampires and other mythical things? Many, if not most, lawyers believe that a large amount of stress just goes along with the important matters that law firms are...
[Avoid a Claim] Overview of online services offered through the Membership Assistance Program (MAP)
MAP is a confidential service financially supported by the Law Society of Upper Canada and LAWPRO, supporting our commitment to help all members in achieving their health and wellness goals. About Member Services The Member Services area of the Homewood Human Solutions™ website provides lawyers and paralegals covered by the Member Assistance Program with secure, single sign-on access to a number of innovative online services. The information required for registration is kept entirely...
[Law Technology Today] Putting Your iPad to Work at ABA TECHSHOW 2013
When tablets like Apple’s iPad first hit the market, they were widely perceived as “toys” — devices for playing games, watching movies, or reading books. But as they’ve exploded in popularity, professionals of all types have begun relying on them as day-to-day productivity tools. Lawyers are no exception. Attend a legal conference or hang out at the courthouse and you’ll see iPads being used for everything from simple note taking to sophisticated trial...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Hayabusa Asuka of Renesas Electronics Corporation
A lawyer in Ontario has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Hayabusa Asuka of Renesas Electronics Corporation with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: Hayabusa Asuka [mailto:info@hayabusaasukalawoffice.jp.pn] Sent: February-25-13 5:05 AM To: lawyer email Subject: Debt...