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 Advisor] Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there. There are, assuredly, important concepts available in this universe, many of which double as useful general business advice: A bottle of castor oil sitting on the window sill of the bathroom in the Keeper’s house at Split Rock Lighthouse. (Photo credit...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] A Tale of Unbundled Bankruptcy Legal Services
I passed along to a group of lawyers the link to Stephanie Kimbro's post on Lawyerist, Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market. Someone responded to me, "But did you see that the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate...
[Law Technology Today] 3 Essential Android Apps to Get You Ready for the Day
Like many of us, I start each day by looking at my phone. While still prone, I check my email, my calendar, and my messengers. It may seem sadistic to immediately plunge into the day before my feet even hit the floor, but I like the feeling of quickly setting my expectations for the day. As this morning process has become a near ritual, I have found a few apps to make my morning, and the rest of my day, more organized, and frankly more fun. Calendar: Sunrise The first thing I do, after I turn...
[Avoid a Claim] Five new documents released by the OBA Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate
The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate is tasked with focusing on issues facing the real estate lawyer and creates tools for lawyers to become more efficient and better serve their clients. One of its latest projects is to create a set of province-wide precedent materials which lawyers can use and adapt for their residential condominium practice, which sufficiently informs the clients, sets out the parties duties and obligations and manages the risk inherent in the condominium...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Five New Documents Released by the OBA Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate
The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate is tasked with focusing on issues facing the real estate lawyer and creates tools for lawyers to become more efficient and better serve their clients. One of its latest projects is to create a set of province-wide precedent materials which lawyers can use and adapt for their residential condominium practice, which sufficiently informs the clients, sets out the parties duties and obligations and manages the risk inherent in the condominium transaction...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Miwa Gorou
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Miwa Gorou 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] Separation agreement scam using the name Kimberly Sarmiento
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Kimberly Sarmiento 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...
[Law Technology Today] 3 Steps to Producing Powerful Passwords
What do you do when that dreaded moment comes when you have to come up with another password? Maybe they are out there but I don’t know anyone who thinks coming up with passwords and remembering them is fun. On the one hand, if you use a password that is easy to remember it will likely be easy to hack (and probably won’t meet the password requirements). On the other hand, if you use a complicated password it will be difficult to remember. Let’s take a look at how you can easily balance these...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lawyers and Pricing – Part 2
♫ Keep moving, never stopping sharks Keep moving…♫ Music, lyrics and recorded by Further Seems Forever.   In the first column in this series we dealt with the issue that price is but one part of the 7 components of the legal marketing mix. Unfortunately many lawyers (and clients) tend to overly focus on price and not appreciate the other 6. The theme of this post will be to look at the product mix and the role that it plays in marketing (and pricing!) of legal services. One law...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] My Mother's Maiden Name was XK37B_PWRD!
David Pogue has a great post about all of the discussion of stolen celebrity nude photos - You’re Reacting to Celebgate Wrong. It is good reading for anyone since about everyone uses the cloud in some way today, intentionally or...