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] How to Survive Your Trust Account Audit
Trust accounts are an integral part of many practices, and unfortunately they are also a common source of disciplinary trouble. Seamlessly incorporating your trust accounting into your day-to-day practice management routine is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your firm, and your clients. Yet many firms choose to maintain separate trust accounting systems – increasing complexity and risk in equal measure. Four Rules to Make Sure Your Trust (IOLTA) Accounting is “Squeaky...
[Law Technology Today] Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch
Mac use in law offices is no stranger to this blog. Chad Burton has written on how the Mac is the technological backbone of his office, and the Kennedy-Mighell Report spent an episode discussing how lawyers use iPads. Also, for the past five years, there’s been a little conference dedicated to lawyers who use Macs in their offices. On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview attorney and iPhone J.D. blog writer Jeff Richardson about the new Apple products...
[Thoughtful Legal Management]
♫ It doesn’t have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking…♫ Lyrics and music by: David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Polly Samson, recorded by Pink Floyd.   Garry’s last post on tips.slaw.ca inspired me to write about using dictation on both PCs and Macs. I have been a long-standing fan of voice recognition and the latest versions are even much better than earlier versions. While there is voice recognition built into the Windows operating system, I...

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[Avoid a Claim] Copyright infringement scam by Eizo Kobayashi of Itochu Corporation
Two Ontario firms reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Eizo Kobayashi of Itochu Corporation with regards to a copyright infringement matter. We do not yet have sufficient details to report on the nature of the scheme, but the initial correspondence (see below) has some characteristics consistent with fraud. Frauds of this nature often present as a legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust...
[Law Technology Today] Finger Moves and Shortcuts on the iPad
It’s easy to figure out how to navigate and access information on an iPad: touch the screen. There are several different finger moves you can use to accomplish certain tasks and be productive, so let’s review them. Tap. Drag. Slide. Swipe. Repeat. With the tip of your finger, directly touch what you see on screen; it can be an icon, song title, or app control. You don’t need to push hard—a gentle press is all it takes. You tap when you want to select something. Double-tap. In some...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Thinking About Tomorrow
I've spend a lot of time thinking about tomorrow-the legal profession's tomorrow. This week at the Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, I get to spend several hour teaching and learning at a CLE program I organized called Tools for Tomorrow's...
[Law Technology Today] How Layoffs are an Affront to Process Improvement
Unfortunately, but sometimes warranted — process improvement and people or entities associated with it often come with a negative perception. Thoughts of “downsizing” or “rightsizing” often come quickly to mind when a company starts down the path of process improvement. Two well-known companies are closely associated with process improvement, Toyota and Motorola. From Toyota, we can particularly learn that process improvement does not (and perhaps should not) mean...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lest We Forget
♫ It seems a long, long time ago A young man far away from home Friends made and lost along the way Some memories will stay Those who died – those who live, you will not forget If this year’s your last year – we will not forget…♫ Lyrics and music by Michael Reynolds, recorded by Felicia Urquhart.   This is a guest post from Chris Green of Greenway Legal Centre in Langley, BC.  I have been a fan of Chris’ email newsletter for some time but this post truly struck home for me...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] "Hire Slow, Fire Fast" or "Hire Smarter, Fire Less"?
“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is an often-used phrase when it comes to hiring new staff. Like many clichés there is a lot of truth in this phrase. In my Practice Management Advice column for the new Law Practice Magazine, I...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Word to WordPerfect Conversion: How to Strip Formatting
If you’re a Corel WordPerfect aficionado, chances are you’ve been frustrated by the “hidden” codes in Microsoft Word documents. While there are various ways to see Word’s “hidden” formatting, sometimes it’s just easier to strip the formatting out.  Here’s how: … Continue reading →