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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Sitting on a Non-Profit Board: A Risk Management Checklist
Serving as a director of a charitable or not-for-profit corporation can be a rewarding but potentially risky experience. A director can be held personally liable for his or her own actions or failures to act, as well as jointly and severally liable with the other members of the board of directors. Directors with specialized knowledge and expertise, such as lawyers, are held to a higher standard of care. Ontario lawyers should note that LAWPRO’s standard professional liability insurance policy...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue 2nd Edition
The Lawyer’s Guide to Increasing Revenue, Second Edition offers practical tips and step-by-step plans for evaluating, tracking, and ultimately enhancing your firm’s revenue stream. Significantly updated and expanded to address issues facing law firms in the twenty-first century, this new edition demonstrates how to avoid short-term solutions, look beyond cost-cutting, and develop a multi-year strategy for achieving financial growth. Using your firm’s existing resources, you...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Harumasa Miyashita of Miyaobi Publishing Co
A lawyer in Texas reported to us that he’s been contacted by the purported Harumasa Miyashita of Miyaobi Publishing Co with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email. Subject: Legal Matter From: Harumasa Miyashita Date: Mon, February 04, 2013 10:09 pm To:  We are media publisher company here in Japan and we have...
[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.