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] The Business of Legal: Sales is Not a Dirty Word, Part II
My co-contributor for this month is Allen Rodriguez, Chief of Product at ONE400. Prior to co-founding ONE400, Allen served as the Director of Attorney Services at LegalZoom and lead the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service operations. Boasting a 17-year legal career, Allen provides mentorship at legal hackathons, speaks on the future of law, and presents on marketing strategies for lawyers. Salespeople coined the phrase “ABC—always be closing.” While it might seem silly...
[Avoid a Claim] Communications breakdown: When a lawyer doesn’t listen
In 2014 the broad category of communications accounted for about almost a third of claims reported and claims costs. We asked some lawyers to give their opinions on the various ways lawyer-client communications can break down, such as when lawyers fail to listen. A study for the Law Society of England and Wales by Hilary Sommerlad, quoted in “What Clients Want” by Clark Cunningham, found that 50% of clients polled had worked with lawyers they did not like. The study concluded it was, more...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Lia Nelson
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Lia Nelson looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an explanation of...
[Law Practice Advisor] 2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Larry Port
View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. We continue today with Larry Port, founder and CEO of RocketMatter. Larry will kick off the conference, presenting on ‘What Works and Doesn’t Work: Online Law Firm Marketing in 2015’. The 2015 ‘Super’ Marketing Conference will be held next week, Thursday, June 4, in Boston, Massachusetts, at MCLE. The event is presented...

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[Law Technology Today] A Checklist For New Bloggers
Here’s a useful checklist of common tasks related to blogging. Keep it handy as you set up your blog and start posting to it. Before You Do Anything ☐ Review ABA Model Rule 7.1 and any corresponding rule in your jurisdiction. ☐ Review ABA Formal Opinion 10-457 and any corresponding rule in your jurisdiction. ☐ Research local ethics rules regarding advertising and online publishing. Before You Decide on a Blog Topic ☐ List three goals for blog in order of priority. ☐ List main topics for blog...
[Avoid a Claim] Communications breakdowns: When a lawyer doesn’t care
Why, if lawyers are supposed to be good communicators, are the majority of LAWPRO claims related to communication issues? In 2014, for example, the broad category of communications accounted for about almost a third of claims reported and claims costs. We asked some lawyers to give their opinions on how lawyer-client communications can break down. Appearance matters: Empathy is important How can lawyers understand what clients truly want if they don’t listen? And how can lawyers listen if...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Your Engagement Letter is Not a “One Size Fits All” Bucket
What a Good Engagement Letter Can Do Engagement letters are an essential tool in the lawyer’s toolkit.  Done correctly, they set the stage for the lawyer-client relationship, provide clarity, and minimize misunderstandings. The best engagement letters follow a predictable formula: … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] 2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Kevin O’Keefe
View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. We continue today with Kevin O’Keefe, founder and CEO of LexBlog. Kevin will talk about ‘How Blogging Will Help You to Realize Your Dreams’, in the afternoon. The 2015 ‘Super Marketing Conference’ will be held next week, Thursday, June 4, in Boston, Massachusetts, at MCLE. The event is presented by LOMAP and the American Bar...

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[Law Technology Today] Small Law Practice Management Software is in the Clouds
Software is heading to the cloud, and that’s a good thing, right? While there may be more hosted software solutions for law firm practice management than ever before, there are still many solo/small law firms undecided about whether to take the plunge into cloud computing. There is a consistent uptick of migration to the cloud, and 31% of lawyers surveyed for the 2013 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report are using cloud-based services, an increase of 10% over the year prior. Benefits of Cloud...
[Law Practice Advisor] 2015 Super Marketing Conference – Speaker Feature: Ed Walters
View image | gettyimages.com   This week, at the LOMAP Blog, we will be offering daily profiles of prominent speakers presenting at our annual marketing conference. We begin with Ed Walters, CEO of Fastcase. Ed will talk about ‘A Start-Up Marketing Success Story’ during lunch, which will be provided to attendees. The 2015 ‘Super Marketing Conference’ will be held next week, Thursday, June 4, in Boston, Massachusetts, at MCLE. The event is presented by LOMAP and the American Bar...

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