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] Is Notarization Confusing? Attend a Free Seminar
Oregon Notary Laws changed radically last year. Learn the ins and outs by attending one of the free seminars announced by the Oregon Secretary of State: Brush up your notary knowledge and get the answers to your questions by attending … Continue reading →
[Reid My Blog] Appeal Court Rules Anonymous Yelp Reviewers Must be Revealed
As on-line marketing continues to evolve consumers reviews continue to gain importance to almost any business, including law firms. However, anonymous negative consumer reviews can be harmful, and a growing number of law firms are vexed with inexplicable negative reviews of self-proclaimed clients that cannot be identified as ever having been a client of the firm. The Virginia Court of Appeals, in a decision that is sure to grab attention throughout the country, ruled that Yelp must reveal the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot: Best of the Guests
  RI – Newport: Seamen’s Church Institute (Photo credit: wallyg) It’s that time of year again, when we take a break from real blogging, and spend some time doing our versions of a clip show. Last week, we compiled our best blog posts from the year that was — which means that, per tradition, this is the week that we catalogue our best guest blog posts from the past year, because: what kind of hosts would we be, if we did not? Don’t answer that. With a big hee-haw, then,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 2014 ABA TECHSHOW
The PLF is a proud promoter of the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW. Learn and network with legal technology experts from across the country, March 27-29, 2014, at the Hilton Chicago.  Save money on registration with our discount code EP1416.  Visit www.osbplf.org > News for details.
[Law Technology Today] Call for Nominations: James I. Keane Memorial Award
The delivery of legal services is changing, and lawyers must learn to adapt to this new world in order to be successful in the coming era. This is why the ABA’s eLawyering Task Force was created, to take the initiative and examine ways lawyers can use electronic resources to deliver legal services more efficiently and cost-effectively. In a nutshell, eLawyering refers to all the ways lawyers can practice law online using associated technologies. The eLawyering Task Force is recognizing...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers:
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Open a file for pro bono matters too
Pro bono work is something nearly every lawyer does occasionally. Here’s one practical tip for avoiding some pro bono pitfalls: open a file for every matter you handle. By “open a file”, we mean treat the work like you would any other work. Run a conflicts check; diarize deadlines; document the client’s instructions, your advice and the steps you take; and docket your time (even if you won’t bill it). Treating an “off-books” matter like any other case makes it less likely that you will skip...
[The Last Word] A New Year and New Ideas
The January/February issue of Law Practice just rolled off the e-presses and, as the topic is Management, it’s chock full of good ideas that you can put to work to take your practice to new levels in 2014. The magazine includes six feature articles that are right on point for the issues that attorneys are […]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Hacker’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions
♫ He’s got this dream about buyin’ some land He’s gonna give up the booze and the one night stands And then he’ll settle down, in some quiet little town And forget about everything…♫ Lyrics, Music and recorded by Gerry Rafferty. New Year’s Resolutions?  Phfft.  Been there, Done That, Got that T-Shirt. We all resolve to get fit, lose weight and spend more time out of the office etc etc etc.  Speaking personally I have had my fill of resolutions that are born from...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Naomi Williams
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Naomi Williams 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...