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

[Law Technology Today] New Year’s Tech Resolutions for Practicing Attorneys
With the increased emphasis and constant state of flux of technology, many law firms and practicing attorneys will likely have tech-related new year’s resolutions this year. Having the latest technology improves productivity and efficiency, while out-dated technology can often slow work down significantly. Join legal technology experts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell in this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report discussing New Year’s tech resolutions. Tune in for topics such as:...
[Law Technology Today] What Does Your Appearance Say About Your Personal Brand?
Excerpted and adapted from Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers by Katy Goshtasbi, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. How many times have you attended a crowded bar association event where it seemed every lawyer in attendance was wearing a blue or black suit? How many times have you left gatherings, such as those bar association events, where everyone and everything seemed like a blur?  In a sea of sameness as lawyers, learn how to stand out from the crowd. What Is Visual Branding...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] You Are Not Paranoid If Everyone Is Really is Recording You
Stop by the Wall Street Journal website quickly and read “Very Candid Cameras: Autographer and Narrative Clip Are Watching You - Are Wearable Cameras Creepy or Cool? Either Way, They're Here” before the article disappears behind the paywall. While everyone...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Edward Boyle, Mikio Takeuchi and Sojitz Aerospace Corp
A German firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Edward Boyle, on behalf of Mikio Takeuchi of Sojitz Aerospace Corp, looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Withdrawing Invitations to Connect on LinkedIn
One of the best ways to begin building your LinkedIn network is by connecting with people that you already know in real life. LinkedIn makes it easy to do so by uploading your address book to LinkedIn – that way you can see who you already have contact with in the ‘real world,’ which of those contacts are already on LinkedIn, and you can easily send them an invitation to connect with you. However, when uploading your address book to LinkedIn, use caution. One drawback to using...
[Avoid a Claim] praticePRO’s Top Downloads of 2013
At the end of each year we at practicePRO take a look at what articles, checklists, tips, and other resources had the most downloads. As always, the list contains many resources that remain popular year after year (e.g. our retainer precedents, ILA checklist and e-Discovery reading list). There are also some items that stand out: The LAWPRO Fraud Fact sheet has had a 150% increase in downloads in just two years, reflecting the growing number of fraud attempts against lawyers as well as...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collectio scam using the name John Raimond
A North Carolina firm notified us that they received an email from the purported John Raimond looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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 explanation...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Legislation Alerts Issue of In Brief Now Online
The January issue of In Brief is now available on the PLF Web site. From the Editor:  This special issue focuses on some of the significant changes made by the 2013 Oregon Legislature.  Bills are listed by area of law.  … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Harden Your Wireless & Bluetooth Connections and Use Public Wifi With Extreme Caution
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers
Worldox software can help you organize documents and e-mails electronically. Law-firm technology consultant John Heckman reveals what Worldox will do for your firm–and how to customize its features for the specific needs of your practice. This book will help you: Save and search for documents Integrate Worldox with your e-mail Retain old or legacy documents Take documents with you when you’re out of the office Customize your screens Troubleshoot Worldox Work with the Worldox...