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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Setting Up an Effective Filing System
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[Law Technology Today] The Best of Legal Tech for Solo and Small Firms 2014
With each passing year, there is a plethora of tech options beyond the typical Mac v. PC debate. On this episode of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview John Simek from Sensei Enterprises. Together, they discuss modern innovations that make running firms easier and keep client data safe. Tune in to learn more about meta data, benefits of paperless, and John’s favorite software tools. The post The Best of Legal Tech for Solo and Small Firms 2014 appeared first on Law...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Supervision of Employees: The Buck Stops With You
Delegation involves getting the job done through others. A governing tenet in every firm should be to push work down to the lowest capable level. You are wasting your time and the client’smoney if you or others at your firmare consistently doingtasks that lawyers with a lower hourly rate or staff can complete. Lawyers typically fail to delegate for any number of reasons, none of which stand up to scrutiny. They don’t want to give up control of the matter or client: This is a bad behaviour...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 2
This complete hands-on guide reveals the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative and background research using free and low-cost public records available on the Internet (and from fee-based databases). Written for legal professionals (but also useful for anyone who needs to conduct investigative and background research), this comprehensive desk book describes how to use hundreds of government and non-government Internet sites to uncover public records [note, the book was...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Nancy Caires and Mortgage Guaranty LLC
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Nancy Caires of Mortgage Guaranty LLC 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Andrian Nakazato
A Californa firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Andrian Nakazato looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Henry Peyrebrue
Lawyers in California and Washington state notified us that they received an email from the purported Henry Peyrebrue 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...
[Law Technology Today] PC to Mac and Back
Since starting my consulting practice twelve years ago, I’ve made it a practice to purchase a new laptop computer every two years. I’ve been lucky to never have a PC fail (except for a 2-month old Sony Vaio) but I’ve never wanted to take the risk. I live in Microsoft Office and could not run my business without it. I travel often on business, and found that my iPad just didn’t give me the functionality to properly service my clients while I’m on the road. For that I need a “real” computer. Two...
[Law Practice Advisor] Comfort Object: The Way We’ve Always Done It Isn’t Always The Way To Do It
Faxing sucks (Photo credit: joshdamon) I’m handed lawyer business cards quite regularly. In fact, I have a substantial collection. They’re like my bobbleheads. After a while, you sort of become numb to the hand-off: Quick glance to get the name down, into the shirt pocket (at least, that’s where mine go for storage). After a little while longer, you sort of become numb to the process, as well: Scan the card to populate a new contact within your case management system, slot the card into your...
[Law Technology Today] Law Practice Related Goals For Hangouts
Now that you’ve learned how Legally Speaking got started, and the learning curve of Google+ Hangouts on Air, you’re asking yourself: what law practice goals are there for Hangouts on Air? The hope, of course, is that our potential clients will eventually find our Hangouts on Air, via YouTube, and then call either myself for Florida or Georgia personal injury cases, or Stephan Futeral for his practice areas of criminal, family and personal injury in South Carolina. We hope to also...