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 Technology Today] ABA TECHREPORT 2013: Budgeting and Planning for Technology
The American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center has launched the ABA TECHREPORT 2013. This comprehensive publication is a compilation of 10 articles analyzing lawyers’ use of the latest technology. Each of the 10 articles is written by a legal technology expert using relevant data from the 2013 Legal Technology Survey Report. Some of the topics covered include mobile, cloud computing, hardware, social media, litigation, training, security and research and budgets. The LTRC has...
[Avoid a Claim] Ontario lawyer puts practicePRO Library book to good use in court
London lawyer Daniel Mailer, of Cram & Associates, borrowed iPad for Litigators on One Hour from the practicePRO Lending library last month. He tells us that the book helped inspire him to try using the iPad in court on a personal injury (dog-bite) case. By being able to use the iPad in conjuction with the courtroom TV screen, he was able to easily show graphic images of the injuries his client sustained. The result was an award of damages above the normal range. Mr Mailer feels that...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Getting Ready for Year End
With all the demands on our time during the holiday season it’s easy to push aside the task of getting records organized for year-end.  But doing so is an absolute necessity – especially for the sole practitioner.  Here is some solid … Continue reading →
[The Last Word] You Gotta Read This!
The end of the year is a great time for “best of” lists, such as movies or books. Not to be left out, here are my picks for the best of the many great books that we’ve added to the PMAP Checkout Library this year: Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson […]
[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...