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] Tips for Building a Better LinkedIn Profile
When was the last time you tweaked or updated your LinkedIn profile? Unfortunately, “never” or “not recently” is the most probable answer for the majority of lawyers. In a day and age where almost every prospective or new client will check you out online, a solid LinkedIn profile is one of the key foundations to an online social brand. And if you are not otherwise active on the web or in social media, it is the one places you probably should be. For those that would like to tweak their LinkedIn...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Set Up Two- Factor Authentication – What Are You Waiting For?
The threat of hackers compromising not only your information, but confidential client files, means it is more urgent than ever to take steps to protect your online accounts and services.  Fortunately, two-step authentication makes higher protection easy and seamless for today’s most popular web-based tools and services. Read the article, appearing in the February 2013 edition of Law Practice Today
[Law Practice Advisor] Website Essentials – Part III: Analytics
This post covers the third installment of a four-part series on setting up a website for your law practice.  Parts I and II provided you with tips on how to get your site up and running, now in Part III, you will learn how to measure the success of your site.   Once your site is available to the public, you’ll want to ensure that your website is attracting visitors and generating leads.  Using a simple metrics (“web analytics”) tool to track visitors to your website will help you improve the...
[Avoid a Claim] praticePRO resource: Generic law firm privacy policy
As a supplement to the LAWPRO Magazine articles Privacy and Your Clients: An Agenda For Every Firm (Summer 2003) and Personal Information and Privacy (Winter 2007), LAWPRO has created a Sample Firm Privacy Policy. It can be used as a precedent and checklist to guide you as you examine your own firm’s procedures for dealing with confidential information. The policy deals with a fictitious firm called Smith & Partners. This Sample Firm Privacy Policy is provided by LAWPRO for your...
[Compujurist] Grab this FreeDragon NaturallySpeaking Command Cheat Sheet
Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) version 12 is a terrific program, but trying to remember all of the commands can be a challenge. Nuance, the maker of DNS has compiled this handy two page Command Cheat Sheet that you can download for free here. And if you are curious about the state of speech recognition on your Windows, Mac and smart devices (think iPhone and Android), don't miss my ABA TECHSHOW 2013 session Speech Recognition: Hear, There, and Everywhere Friday April 5 at 8 AM.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Nakamura Kazuhiko of Ishizuka Electronics Corp
A lawyer in Louisiana has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Nakamura Kazuhiko of Ishizuka Electronics Corp with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Nakamura Kazuhiko [mailto:kazuhikonakamura@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: Monday, February 04, 2013 8:24 PM To: lawyer name Subject...
[PA Law Practice Management] Is It Time to Change Jobs?
A terrific, short article on a FindLaw Blog lists “5 Signs You Need to Leave Your Law Firm Job.”  I’ve added five more reasons to change jobs, based on experience: 6.  Banging your head against a wall.  You feel like you’re fighting the same battles repeatedly.  Each time, you’ve run into the same wall, and you don’t see any change coming in the foreseeable future.  It’s probably time to throw in the towel. 7.  Kicking the dog.  Your frustration and stress level is so high you...
[Avoid a Claim] Valentines Day: Candy, flowers, diamonds… and contracts
Valentine’s Day is a favourite for marriage proposals, but here at AvoidAClaim, we’re in the business of asking the question “what could go wrong?” Please forgive us for pointing out that while February may be all hearts and flowers, January is the most popular month of the year for relationship breakdown. While it’s very unromantic to think about planning for the end of a relationship that’s just beginning, for some parties – notably those with significant assets – it MAY prevent at least...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Bar Dues Scam
This alert appeared today on the Oregon State Bar Web Site: FRAUD ALERT: We have received recent reports of fraudulent attempts to collect bar fees. The OSB does not solicit or accept credit card payments by phone, nor do we ask for your SSN or other sensitive information when processing online transactions. If you have [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Five Ways to Send a Better Email Message
We all know that person who constantly sends emails that lack a subject line. Or who sends rambling, lengthy emails that don’t seem to have a point. And there are those who send emails with open ended questions that require a game of email ping pong. You would never do any of those things – would you? Sending a clear, concise and actionable email is the best way to get a proper response. Here are five ways to make sure your recipients open, read, and respond to your messages. Read the article...