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] Middle of the Road: The Treatment of Flat Fees
Fork in the Road (Photo credit: Flicktone) As clients demand further cost certainty from their attorneys, it appears that offers of alternative fee arrangements (which I am defining here, generally, as non-billable hour models) are beginning to affect law firm choice .  Certainly, there are a number of alternative fee arrangements that lawyers may utilize, or derive; and, the flat fee option, and its derivatives, are some ones.  In fact, some practitioners (estate planners, for example) have...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers (Part 1 of 16): Avoid the Dangers of Email
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. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Avoid a Claim] Seperation agreement scam using the name Shizuko Newberg
Three U.S. lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Shizuko Newberg 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] Video: Thinking Big: Better Leverage Search to Supercharge your Firm’s Marketing Efforts
Search engine rank has become a popular topic in marketing over the past couple of years. In this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by FindLaw, discover how search engines actually generate leads for law firms, and uncover specific tactics every law firm should be pursuing in their online marketing efforts. Thank you to our sponsor FindLaw. The post Video: Thinking Big: Better Leverage Search to Supercharge your Firm’s Marketing Efforts appeared first on...
[Law Technology Today] Coming soon: “QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers”
Spend more time practicing law—and less time balancing the books—by investing in easy and effective accounting software. Lynette Benton, a QuickBooks certified ProAdvisor and consultant who has helped hundreds of attorneys and small firms with financial management, will teach you to use this popular accounting software in your law practice. QuickBooks in One Hour for Lawyers offers step-by-step guidance for getting started with QuickBooks and putting it to work tracking income, expenses, time,...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers, Don't be an April Fool for Windows XP
Here's an item for your 2014 calendar. April 1 - Confirm we have no computers using Windows XP in operation at home or work. Now April Fool's Day may seem like a long time off as you read this, but...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] LTSA Updates System Requirements for its Electronic Services
♫ ‘Cause In These Times, These Changing Times A Transition Is Occuring And I Am Not Blind As The Pendlum Swings A New Age We Enter…♫ Music, lyrics and recorded by The Beastie Boys.   This is a guest post from the British Columbia Land Title & Survey Authority.  I am publishing it here as it raises important issues for all those who file documents in the Land Title System in British Columbia. LTSA Updates System Requirements for its Electronic Services Support to end for...
[SC Small Firm] Cyber Security
The Rules of Professional Conduct are clear: “A lawyer shall not reveal information relating to the representation of a client…”When lawyers fail to protect themselves from computer security breaches, they also fail to protect their client. But other than using antivirus software, many lawyers don’t know what they should be on the lookout for. Phishing scams are one of the most common email based attacks. These fraudulent emails appear to be from a legitimate website –...
[Law Technology Today] TECHSHOW 2014 Keynote Announced
ABA TECHSHOW is known primarily for its variety of legal technology programming and expert faculty, but the conference wouldn’t be complete without an exciting Keynote Speaker! Over the past several years, ABA TECHSHOW has invited big names to the stage including Prof. Larry Lessig, Ben Stein, and David Pogue. This year, ABA TECHSHOW is excited to announce Rick Klau, Partner at Google Ventures as the 2014 Keynote Speaker. ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Keynote Speaker, Rick Klau Rick is a partner at...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine: Draw clients a roadmap to avoid communication claims
This article by Nora Rock, corporate writer & policy anylist at LAWPRO, appeared in the December 2013 edition of the LAWPRO Magazine. All Magazine articles can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives Our readers should now be well aware that problems with lawyer-client communication are the number one cause of malpractice claims. Managing communication takes patience and effort: at one extreme of the spectrum, responding to calls and messages from clients who want constant contact can...