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

[SC Small Firm] 2012 Conference
The 2012 Solo & Small Firm Conference and CLE is in the history books! Take a look at the good times from the Kickoff Barbecue Thursday night and the main event on Friday. Kudos to the Solo & Small Firm Section for another great show!  12345►
[Avoid a Claim] Failing to deliver title insurance opens up a number of risks
This article by Kathleen Waters (President & CEO at LAWPRO) originally appeared in the Oct 5 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Hundreds of real estate malpractice claims find their way to LAWPRO every year. Some involve complex and exotic fact situations, but many do not. At the heart of most claims is the lawyer’s failure to deliver something the client has requested or expected. Where the deliverable is at the heart of the deal − keys or money − the client...
[PA Law Practice Management] Keep Your Nose Out of Employee Posts
Social Media is an evolving medium, as are the ethics and laws surrounding it.  Take a look at new legislation in California, the leader in freedoms and safeguards for employees, to see where things are headed.  Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown signed two privacy laws protecting employees and students from bosses and universities wanting to snoop on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts, on September 27, 2012. You can read the news article on CNet News.
[Avoid a Claim] Collection scam by Frank Zamora
In the last three days (October 13-15), more than a dozen Ontario lawyers, and several others from outside Ontario, have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Frank Zamora with regards to a breach of payment 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: “Frank Zamora” To: Date: 12/10/2012 09:22...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Are Contract Lawyers Automatically Independent Contractors?
Many new lawyers seek out contract lawyering assignments as a means of getting their practice off the ground.  If you are interested in contract lawyering, there are many excellent resources to help you get started. Begin by checking out the following forms and practice aids available from the Professional Liability Fund at no charge: Contract Lawyers [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: A Primer on Group Employee Benefits for Small Firm Law Offices
Since we, fairly regularly, get questions from clients on the subject of employee benefits, I’d say it’s high time we called in someone with expertise to offer baseline information on the subject.  Enter David Ten Eyck.  David is an insurance veteran with over 25 years of experience in the review and placement of group health, life, dental and ancillary benefits.  He is the principal of Ocean Employee Benefits (formerly Ten Eyck Benefits Group) in Newburyport.  Ocean...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 5 Steps to a Better Backup Strategy
5 Steps to a Better Backup Strategy from ABA Law Technology Today: Analyze Plan Implement Test Review Don’t skip step number 4 or you may be sorry.  After a computer meltdown, many a lawyer has accessed his or her backup tape, CD, or drive only to discover the backup wasn’t working.   Test when you first establish [...]
[SC Small Firm] Comparing Two Documents in Word
No matter your practice area, there are times when you want to compare two documents and see the changes that were made.  There is software that does this, but it can be expensive.  The next time you want to compare two documents, try the built-in functionality in Word 2007 or 2010.  Here’s how: Open Word and click on Review (on the ribbon) and then click on Compare.  Then click on Compare again. There are two choices – You will want to click on Compare two versions of a document (...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Equipping the Law Office 2012
Equipping the Law Office 2012 is an article I was asked to put together for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. I try to cover generally everything that a lawyer might want to purchase to set up a solo practice or small...
[Compujurist] Get a free year of unlimited online backup from CrashPlan for a single computer or for up to 10 computers for $50
If you’ve been curious about cloud backup but haven’t known where to start or want to keep your costs down, CrashPlan out of Minneapolis has a special going for folks who use Carbonite backup which gives them a year of free CrashPlan single computer backup which usually runs $49.99. Rick Broida at CNET wrote about this last month in his article CrashPlan offers Carbonite users a free year of cloud backup “But Nerino you ask, I don’t use Carbonite so what good does this do me?”