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] eCourt, Lawyers with Disabilities, and the ADA
At the Corner of Law Practice and Disability In October of 2014, the PLF added At the Corner of Law Practice and Disability to its collection of CLEs available on the PLF website. This program discusses EEOC and ADA requirements; … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Using Google Docs and FaceTime for Mediation
This probably will not come as a shock to anyone, but technology seems to be an underutilized tool in the legal profession. One of my goals when I started Think Pink Law was to create a firm where I could take advantage of technology to make the practice of law more convenient and accessible to my clients as well as to make my own practice and workflow more efficient. Even though I have a previous career in technology training at Apple, and one would assume that I can figure out anything that...
[Law Technology Today] LinkedIn’s Latest: What’s Changed?
As it has done with increasing frequency of late, LinkedIn has once again made changes to its interface in the last several months: some subtle and others more prominent. Here’s a quick review of some of the recent changes. Navigation Starting from the top, some slight changes have been made to the navigation bar. The Network menu has been changed to simply Connections, and under the Profile menu, LinkedIn has added Your Updates. Clicking on Your Updates brings you to a page listing Recent...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Know What You Are Sending (With A Little Help) in MS Word
Eighteen jurisdictions have ethics opinions on metadata.  All of them suggest that a lawyer who is sending an electronic document should take reasonable precautions to prevent disclosure of confidential information. While technically not metadata, the comments and tracked changes in a Microsoft Word document do present a significant opportunity to unintentionally expose  confidential information.  There are […]
[Avoid a Claim] How simple mistakes can lead to large claims
It’s easy to think that, at least in your office, a major claim couldn’t possibly happen. But LAWPRO’s experience shows that errors, innocent oversights and gaffes in any type of practice can lead to big problems. And if you or your firm don’t have adequate insurance in place to address the claim, you could be facing personal exposure. The number of LAWPRO claims with values that exceed $100,000 has risen sharply in recent years and often the mistakes that lead to such claims result from very...
[Law Technology Today] Current, Compelling, and Ethical Websites for Law Firms
We are all aware of how important it is to have a web presence. More than that, it is equally as important to keep this presence up-to-date with the latest web development and online marketing techniques in order to reach potential clients. Together with the Center for Professional Development, and the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, the Law Practice Division presents a webinar to do just that. On February 24, from 1-2:30pm Eastern, Gyi Tsakalakis and Ed Case, with Larry Port...
[Law Technology Today] Transitioning to Macs in Your Law Office
Much has been discussed about Macs v. PCs. While Macs functioning as technical infrastructure sounds fantastic, if you’ve been mostly working off PCs, you’ll want to ask yourself these questions first. Heard of MILOfest, the Macs in Law Offices conference put on by Victor Medina? Yes, there is a conference devoted strictly to the use of Macs and Apple products in the law office. Going to ABA TECHSHOW this year? During the opening keynote, count the number of iPads and iPhones you...
[Law Technology Today] 5 Steps to Safeguard Your Data from Cyber Threats
How can you safeguard your data in a continuously changing landscape? Security breaches and data leaks will always be a huge concern for law firms. More and more threats arise as cloud computing, mobility and new innovations become popular. In this video, Michael Krieger shares the threats you should be aware of, ways to safeguard your data, and some side effects that come along in the process.   Thank you to our sponsor: Featured image from Shutterstock. The post 5 Steps to Safeguard...
[Law Technology Today] How to Scope Out and Navigate the Courts
You might know how to think like a lawyer but what do you know about being a lawyer? If someone asked you to describe a typical day for an attorney practicing in a particular area of law, would you be able to? When a client leaves your office after discussing a legal matter, would you know the steps you need to take and the documents you need to complete and possibly file to begin resolution of the matter? Do you know where the courts are located? Having a bar license does not mean you are any...
[Avoid a Claim] Survey on how lawyers use social media
Lawyers have a reputation of being slow to adopt new technologies, but a new survey done by Attorney at Work shows that when it comes to social media programs that’s not necessarily the case. 340 lawyers replied to their survey, and among the interesting findings are that 91% of them use social media at least to some extent and that LinkedIn in the favourite when it comes to marketing to potential clients. On the other hand, there is also a fair amount of skepticism about the tangible...