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] Microsoft Outlook 2013 Tips
I recently switched from Microsoft Office 2010 to Office 365, which uses the Office 2013 suite of products. I’m not as happy with the design of 2013 as I was with 2010, and the switch has left me feeling that some functionality is missing. I recently picked up some tips that have helped me be more productive with Office 2013, and this post will cover three of them. Customize Colors I use the Categories feature in Outlook 2013 mostly for purposes of my calendar; I categorize my appointments so...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] What Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession
♫ And I’m on a roll Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m on a roll I’m runnin’ hot Baby, am I hot or what?…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Mark Knopfler. This is another guest post by my friend Bob Denney.  This is his midyear “What Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession”. In our Annual Report last December, we stated that some of our findings are obvious while others are not but we report them because they may become significant. We have applied that...
[Law Technology Today] This Summer, Make Your Technology Do the Work
Ah, summer. After an especially brutal winter, we would all rather be lounging on the beach with a good book or napping in a hammock instead of being cooped up in our offices staring at screens. The good news is that technology today enables lawyers to increase efficiency during the work day, thus allowing more free time. This summer, learn how to leverage technology with our ABA TECHSHOW Summer Series. Through a total of four CLE webinars taken from some of the best ABA TECHSHOW 2014...
[Law Technology Today] How Verdin Law Uses Online Software to Onboard Clients in Less than One Hour
Looking at the numbers, Isaul Verdin sees the impact of employing online software tools in his law firm. His firm, VerdinLaw, has seen 100% revenue growth three years running, with profit margins upwards of 40%. Such numbers raise eyebrows, especially among firms more than 10 times his size. His firm, after all, is composed of only three lawyers. “The last few years have been great,” said Verdin, who is based in Dallas, Texas. “We’ve become dominant players in this immigration practice because...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Main Street..or Wal*Mart? Is it Time to Rethink Your Marketing Mix?
♫ These are the people of Walmart Through mark downs, roll backs, and shopping carts These are the people of Walmart Where we save money and shop smart only at Walmart…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Jessica Frech. They teach you in business school to carefully evaluate your ‘marketing mix”. When it comes to a law firm’s marketing mix, the discussion is typically centred around the 7 P’s of law firm service marketing: Product Promotion Place Price Physical...

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[Law Technology Today] Coming soon: “Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients”
The ABA Law Practice Division is delighted to announce the July publication of Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients.  The use of alternative fee arrangements by lawyers and the demand for those arrangements by clients is increasing. How are you and your law firm addressing this threat to the billable hour? Are you prepared to recognize that value is not measured in one-tenth-of-an-hour increments? Alternative Fees for Business Lawyers and Their Clients addresses how large...
[SC Small Firm] Be Prepared this Hurricane Season!
Hurricane season officially began on June 1st. Does your firm have a plan to deal with natural disasters or other disasters, like computer crashes or fires? Visit the Bar’s disaster preparedness page for resources and articles to help with creating your firm’s disaster plan. It has lots of checklists and guides for building a business continuity plan for your office. Even if your firm already has a plan in place, now is a great time to review and update your firm’s disaster procedures.
[Law Practice Advisor] Pyramid of Success: Three Blogging Tips
  … stairway to nowhere! (Photo credit: x-ray delta one) Blogging remains the preferred publication method for solo and small firm lawyers dedicated to content marketing. Of course, that singular dedication does not mean that everybody’s getting it right. Here are three simple tweaks that you can make to your blogging, to become even more certain that you’re not one of the ones who are doing it wrong: -Inverted Pyramid. There have been many purported success pyramids (John Wooden’s...

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[Law Technology Today] The Shortest Distance Between Impossible and Possible is One Year
May 23rd was my one year law school graduation anniversary. So much has happened in a year. As the cliché goes, it feels like forever ago and it also feels like yesterday at the same time. I learned a lot about myself (and, frankly, not much about practicing law) during law school, but I learned even more during my first year out of school. In this post, I want to share three things I learned in the year after graduating law school as I started the process of launching my solo firm, Think Pink...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Trinity Western University Law School
♫ Swear allegiance to the flag Whatever flag they offer Never hint at what you really feel…♫ Lyrics and music by: Mike Rutherford, B. A. Robertson, recorded by Mike + The Mechanics. This is a guest post by Michael T. Mulligan, Barrister & Solicitor in regards to the upcoming special general meeting of the Law Society set for June 10.  I would note that at all times the views expressed on this blog are strictly personal and in particular do not reflect the opinions of the Law Society...