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 Practice Tips Blog] Our Favorite Podcast of the Year- Tech Toys for the Holidays
In the latest edition of The Digital Edge, Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2013, Sharon Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway present their annual Tech Toys for the Holidays episode. Your hosts each present the top electronics on...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A U.S. Court Decision on a Bank's Duties to a Firm in a Bad Cheque Scam
Lawyer Ethics Alert Blogs has a post describing an Illinois appeals court case in which the court ruled that a law firm had no recourse against its financial institution in a counterfeit cheque matter. While the laws dealing with financial institutions in the U.S. are different than here, the takeaway for lawyers is to make sure they've read the fine print of the contract with their banks (and of course, learn how to recognize the red flags of these scams). The LAWPRO counterfeit cheque...
[Avoid a Claim] New to the practicePRO Lending Library: Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers
Legal clients are responding to today’s unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently–and take it away from those who can’t or won’t. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any lawyer with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control,...
[Law Technology Today] Why Rebooting Works So Well
Have you already rebooted your computer today? A quick thought experiment: if you had a dollar for every time you’ve had to reboot a computer, how wealthy would you be? Rebooting is a fact of life, especially in the world of Windows (although it’s not only a Windows issue). It’s often not a big issue, and it’s definitely something that we are used to doing. Sometimes computers hang up or start performing poorly. A quick reboot nearly always solves the problem. Have you ever wondered why...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Choosing a Practice Area
In my last post, I shared some words of wisdom from our If I Only Knew panelists at Learning the Ropes 2013.  This week I’m offering further advice from our panelists on how to choose an area of practice: Business and … Continue reading →
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Create Your Personal Brand
♫ What do you do when you’re branded, Will you fight for your name? ♫ Lyrics and music by Dominic Frontiere and Alan Alch, recorded for the TV series Branded. The American Bar Association, Law Practice Division has just published “Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers“, a new book by Katy Goshtasbi. I have to say that I was quite taken by this book.  In keeping with the “One Hour” theme, it packs a lot of thoughtful ideas into its 98 pages.  It starts out with...
[Avoid a Claim] The Future of Law (Part 5 of 5): Facing the challenges and opportunities
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,...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of copyright agreement scam using the names Lam Nguyen and GoerTek Technology
Two New York firms have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Lam Nguyen of GoerTek Technology with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is also part...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Embracing Online Reviews and Dealing with Negative Publicity
Over the last decade, online review sites have exploded, and consumers now factor online reviews heavily into their purchasing decisions. For the modern entrepreneur, online reviews are an unavoidable cost of doing business. So, What do you do when you get a negative review online? This is a question we receive at LOMAP on a regular basis, and it falls under the larger rubric of online reputation management. Only, most attorneys don’t worry about any of that until there are already some...
[Law Technology Today] Moneyball to Moneylaw: Driving Decisions with Data
Big Data is the big buzz phrase of the day. We certainly are living in the world of data – whether it’s big or not – but what happens if we turn data analytics onto law firms and legal datasets? Is this the new driver of legal decision making and technology? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how data analytics might be applied to the most common set of law firm data, whether MoneyBall can bring us to MoneyLaw, and what data-driven law practice...