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

[SC Small Firm] Secure your Dropbox files
Are you using Dropbox in your law practice? Dropbox can be a great tool if you’re trying to go paperless, or even if you just want more convenient access to your files remotely. Don’t ignore the security risks though, especially if you’re storing client information in Dropbox. Viivo is a free service that allows you to encrypt files you store in Dropbox. Read this article for more info on securing your Dropbox folders with Viivo. Viivo also offers a Quick Start Guide that you may want to take a...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Power up the free Google Calendar
There’s plenty to take advantage of in the free Google Calendar—features like creating and sharing multiple calendars, “quick add” smart appointments and the ability to make calendars public. In this article I dig in to unearth a few neat tricks to integrate your Calendar more tightly with Gmail and Tasks. With some exploring and clicking, you will find the free Google Calendar and productivity tools are quite robust, and with a little know-how, have more integration than meets the eye....
[Law Technology Today] Encrypting Email with Enlocked
In my last post for Law Technology Today, I wrote about BoxCryptor and encrypting documents stored in Dropbox and SkyDrive: Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor.    As you know from that post, I was impressed with BoxCryptor, but I was still searching for an easy way to encrypt emails sent from my Gmail account, which is web-based.   I was therefore excited to read Robert Ambrogi’s posts at LawSitesblog.com – Email Encryption, Made Idiotically Easy and Update on Enlocked, the Easy Email...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Fredrik Andor
A lawyer in New Jersey has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Fredrik Andor with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Fredrik Andor [mailto:enilda.magalhaes@ifnmg.edu.br] Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 8:40 PM Subject: Urgent Case Dear Attorney, We are seeking for a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Register Now for Our All-Day Career Seminar
On March 1, 2013 the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program will present Finding Long-Term Career Satisfaction with a Law Degree. This day long seminar will help you attain career satisfaction in the current economy.  The morning session will explain the five elements of the Lawyer Career Satisfaction Model: Values Psychological Needs Communication Style Motivated Skills Career Interests and [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] Something to Brag About – Linked In
I just received a note of congratulations from LinkedIn letting me know I have one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012.  Considering that they just announced passing the 200 million member milestone, I think that’s quite an achievement.  I attribute it to the relentless pursuit of creating and reposting content, which I hope is meaningful and helpful to attorneys and law firm administrators.  In this medium, content is King!  If it gets me an occasional visitor to my...
[Compujurist] Windows 8: A New (Improved?) Operating System
Windows 8 represents a radical departure from any operating system you have used previously, with the exception of Windows Phone 7 or 8. The Start button is no more, there is a new Start Screen with a totally new look than the traditional desktop in Windows 7. Even shutting down the system is done in a totally different way. In my video on YouTube I discuss some of the significant changes in Windows 8. To learn more attend one of my Windows 8 sessions at ABA TECHSHOW 2013.
[Law Practice Advisor] The Warm Call: Using Social Networking Connections to Break the Ice of Cold Calls and Introductions
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, we've got some socially acceptable ideas for crafting better icebreakers. Read the tip here.
[Law Practice Advisor] The Warm Call: Using Social Networking Connections to Break the Ice of Cold Calls and Introductions
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, we’ve got some socially acceptable ideas for crafting better icebreakers. Read the tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Vulnerabilities assessment chart
Accidents or disasters that have the potential to interrupt or destroy a law practice can come in many forms. They can be natural, technology related, or man-made (both intentional and accidental). They may affect just a single person, everyone at a firm, or even a whole city or region. practicePRO has created a spreadsheet chart that you can use to help identify and assess your firm’s vulnerabilities. It is available in either PDF format or Microsoft Excel format (664 KB file)....