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] Some suggested iPhoneJD reading
I'm a big fan of Jeff Richardson's iPhone JD blog and with the recent Apple new product announcement date scheduled on September 9 in a much larger-than-usual venue, you don't want to miss out on Jeff's in the news roundup...
[Law Technology Today] In Brief: Cloud Computing for Lawyers
The phrase “cloud computing” is ubiquitous. Instagram. Dropbox. Google Apps. Evernote. Netflix. There is little in every day life not touched by cloud computing. That’s increasingly true for the practice of law and running a law firm as well. Here’s what you need to know to get the most of cloud computing applications, with an eye on ethics and client confidentiality. The Basics of Cloud Computing Cloud computing, broadly defined, is a category of software and services...
[Law Technology Today] Mobile Videoconferencing for Depositions: Good to Go
The question started popping up five or so years ago, and it was a reasonable request. Litigation attorneys wondered, “can you set-up videoconferencing equipment at my witness’s home or office for the deposition?” It would come up if the witness was homebound, or if travel to a court reporting firm, business center or law firm proved out-of-the-way, say, for an expert witness. The idea of installing a portable videoconferencing system for an afternoon (along with on-site tech support to connect...
[Law Practice Advisor] Like-Kind Exchange: Lawyers Should Network with Other Professionals, Too
The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco, CA at sunset taken from the Marin Headlands (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Lawyers have a reputation for being aggressively confident; but, that notion has mostly been buttressed by television and movie depictions of trial attorneys. (Maybe I’m just playing devil’s advocate here, though.) Most of the attorneys that I’ve met would not meet the public perception; many are passive, and shy. This is one of the reasons that lawyers tend to congregate with other...
[Law Technology Today] Ditching Paper Signatures: Are All Electronic Alternatives Equal?
More than 90% of the world’s digital data has been generated within the last two years. Everything around us is moving faster. Our on-demand, in-an-instant mindset has zero tolerance for bandwidth limitations and mobility constraints. And then, we suddenly find ourselves facing a stack of paper that should have been signed yesterday… Paper might be dying, but the tried and true process of ‘printing to sign’ continues to linger. In fact, according to a recent ALM Media online reader survey...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lawyers and Pricing – Part 1
 ♫ Zoom Zoom Zoom ♫ A Capoeira song performed by Jibril Serapis Bey.   When it comes to legal services, it seems that many law firms see price as the sole basis for competition.  However from a marketing perspective, price is but one of seven criteria that make up the ‘marketing mix’ for services.  Since legal services are ‘intangible economic goods’ lawyers have to sell the perceived benefits of their services and see how they match up against the needs of the...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Streamline Your Practice for Greater Success
In this competitive legal market, small changes in the way firms handle their business can make the difference between success and simply getting by. Productivity, efficiency and the quality of client service are key elements to profitable firms and satisfied clients. In this video, explore how firms can better manage matters to deliver optimal results. Thank You to our Sponsor. Featured image from Shutterstock. The post Video: Streamline Your Practice for Greater Success appeared first on Law...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Ian Mason
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Ian Mason looking to 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 more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Making A Case for the Cloud
Many lawyers and firms have gone back and forth about joining the cloud. There is a lot at stake when moving data to a digital platform, and no lawyer would make a decision without having all the facts. With all the information and rumors out there, how can you go about successfully creating a cloud strategy for your firm? Join us on Wednesday, September 3rd at 2pm ET for Making a Case for the Cloud and get the facts you need to move forward with a cloud-based service. About the Free Webinar...
[Law Technology Today] 5 Questions to ask Yourself about Virtual Offices
Something we are hearing more and more about from lawyers is the idea of virtual offices. Why, collectively as attorneys, are we using virtual offices and what should we be looking out for?  How does it affect our practice and our clients? What is a virtual office? A virtual office is different from the traditional, brick and mortar office space. Some firms may use a combination but typically you hear about smaller firms or solo practitioners having a virtual office. A virtual office means the...