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] New LAWPRO Resource for Wills & Estates Lawyers: A Malpractice Claims Fact Sheet
With such a large amount of claims prevention information available in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets to help lawyers in their day-to-day practice and as well as CPD providers, who could use them developing their program material or as handouts. The latest in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers wills & estates law. The sheets includes quick claims facts, the main causes of claims against lawyers, hot topics...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Sabrina Taylor
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Sabrina Taylor looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits For Your Holiday
Memorial Day. Good day to kick back, relax, put some steaks on the grill, and toast to the start of summer. While enjoying the day, here are some great reads you may have missed in recent months: Women You Need to Know: In Law and Technology What is the Future of Law as it Converges with Technology? 5 Ways to Manage Data Chaos Seeing the Law Through a Coder’s Eyes Q&A: Lawyer as Entrepreneur Legal Appathon at ABA TECHSHOW 5 Things to Consider when Reviewing BYOD Policies Law Firm...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Get on Track (With Track Changes)
Microsoft Word provides a handy feature for document collaboration called “Track Changes”. Used by professionals the world over, this functionality has many benefits and a few pitfalls. For instance, when receiving a document that has Track Changes enabled it is often difficult to read because of all the markup. Did you know that you can […]
[Avoid a Claim] Risk management strategies to reduce your risk of a claim under the new Rule 48.14
Effective January 1, 2015, a new Rule 48.14 brought significant changes to the administrative dismissal regime in Ontario. After several hundred claims and more than $7 million in claims costs over the last three years, LAWPRO was happy to see old Rules 48.14 and 48.15 revoked. However, while LAWPRO believes the new rule will stem the tide of administrative dismissal-related claims under the old rules, there is no doubt that the changed deadlines, processes and transition provisions under the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Twitter Just Became More Important for Lawyer Marketing
Previously I posted about The Right SEO for Your Law Practice Digital Edge podcast where Jennifer Ellis indicated that good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) now costs more than most law firms would be willing to pay, particularly small law firms....
[Law Technology Today] Lawyers are Facing a Problem They Don’t Know They Have
Imagine this scenario: you sit down at a new restaurant and are eyeing the steak on the menu. There is no price next to it (it’s one of those fancy places with no prices), but you’re kind of on a budget so you ask the waiter how much it costs. The waiter responds, “Well, it really depends on what type of meat we decide to use and how long it ends up taking to cook. It could range from $50 to $300, but it’s hard to say until the food is on your plate. Don’t worry though, you’ll find out how much...
[Law Technology Today] How to Survive the Legal Audit Minefield
Have you considered how well your firm would stand up to a legal audit? So much of the practice of law involves strict compliance with numerous regulations and these complicated legal regulations are often intertwined with peculiar accounting requirements. Small law firms are particularly vulnerable if they do not set up the necessary tools and procedures to protect the practice on a day-to-day basis, which is often the case. It is increasingly important to stay updated on specific legal ethics...
[Law Technology Today] Only the Shadow IT Knows
Hillary Clinton has been all over the news recently for having a personal email server, an action rather ominously referred to as “shadow IT.” Shadow IT is a blanket term for when employees utilize technologies or systems that are not approved by their IT department. This is not often a malicious act, but rather efficient employees attempting to work around the frustrating technology at their workplace. So why is it such a big deal and what can employers do to reduce this practice? In this...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Refine Your Writing with WordRake
♫  Good lookin’, so refined Say wouldn’t you like to know whats going on in my mind? So let me get right to the point I don’t pop my cork for every guy I see Hey Big Spender Spend, a little time with me…♫ Music and lyrics by:  Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields, from Sweet Charity. This column starts what I hope will be a series of columns on new and innovative technologies for lawyers. The kickoff column in this series deals with WordRake. WordRake is editing software for lawyers. Most of us...