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] Fraud Prevention CLE Coming May 16
Mark your calendars folks!  The Professional Liability Fund is offering a fraud prevention CLE live and via Webcast on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the Oregon State Bar Center.  Details will be available on our Web site in the coming weeks.  (Check Upcoming Seminars.) We have secured speakers from the banking industry with expertise in fraud protection [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] Computer Security Alert: Protect Your PC From a Data Dump
A data what?  Yep, you  heard it right.  There’s a new computer security threat afoot which can fill your hard drive in seconds. This new threat was just reported in BBC News : Technology.  According to the report, the vulnerability has been created by a loophole in the programming of HTML5.  While most websites are currently built using version 4 of the Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML).  However,  that code is gradually being upgraded by the newer version 5. One big change brought in...
[Avoid a Claim] Due to Suspicious Activity Evernote Has Implemented a Password Reset for All Users
All Evernote users should immediately change their passwords. The following text appeared in a post on the Evernote blog this morning (March 2, 1013) and is also being sent to all Evernote users as an email communication: Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Due to Suspicious Activity Evernote Has Implemented a Password Reset for All Users
All Evernote users should immediately change their passwords. The following text appeared in a post on the Evernote blog this morning (March 2, 1013) and is also being sent to all Evernote users as an email communication: Evernote’s Operations & Security team has discovered and blocked suspicious activity on the Evernote network that appears to have been a coordinated attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. As a precaution to protect your data, we have decided to implement...
[Law Technology Today] Law Firm App Extravaganza
With nearly half of all American adults now using smartphones and a quarter using tablet computers, businesses must develop products catered to the mobile experience.  Smartphones and tablets are being used to browse the Internet, access data remotely, draft/share/collaborate on documents, email, connect socially, and much more. Optimizing your law firm website for mobile use is old news, as smartphones and tablets are being used more and more to access the Internet, with predictions of mobile...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Sample budget spreadsheet
One of the most downloaded resources each year on practicePRO.ca is our Sample Budget Spreadsheet for law firms. It was created as a supplement to our Managing the Finances of your Practice booklet. A budget is an essential part of any business financial plan, but many lawyers going into business on their own for the first time find that this isn’t something that law school prepared them for. Your budget should include all expenses that you know of and/or can anticipate, and when they...
[PA Law Practice Management] Is Telecommuting a Bad Idea?
Cyberspace has been all abuzz about the new ban on telecommuting announced by Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer.  Is telecommuting a bad idea?  Well, I hate to sound like all the attorneys I work with, but the answer is “it depends.”   If you check out some of the articles written, many of which liberally quote former employees, you will note that people weigh in on both sides of the issue. Arguments against the ban seem to center on two points.  The first point is that there is great...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Practice Management Tips and Tricks
Law practice management and technology tips are a great way to get quick shots of information you can use immediately – or tuck away for when you need them. In January I presented a CLE for the CBA on “Tips for the New Year”. Did you miss it? Watch the archived webcast and download the materials for some ideas to keep moving forward this year. The provenance of the “tips” format may be disputed, but ABA TECHSHOW provides some of the best of the best for lawyers in...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Choosing a Social Network for Client Development
A question raised by many lawyers who are considering using social media for outreach and client development is, “Which social media platforms should I use?” That question is usually followed by, “How much time should I spend?” And the answer to that question usually results in a wail of, “How much?” As a marketing tool, all social media outlets provide a platform for sharing information and engaging with clients, potential clients and referrals. However, there are ways to target the networks...
[Avoid a Claim] Power of attorney on the other side of your real estate transaction? Your cue to pay special attention
I had occasion to learn, recently, about the impact of a power of attorney on a real estate transaction: the most basic lesson being that powers of attorney increase fraud risk. So much so, in fact, that the Law Society of Upper Canada has recommended that their use should be avoided wherever possible in real estate transactions. Of course, one of the situations in which it may NOT be possible to avoid dealing with a power of attorney arises when it’s in place on the other side of your...