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

[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collectin scam by Sebastian Aksel
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Sebastian Aksel looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Sebastian Aksel [mailto:wannat@siit.tu.ac.th] Sent: April-08-13 10:17 AM...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The Student Edition of LAWPRO Magazine
For over 10 years LAWPRO Magazine has provided Ontario lawyers with a wealth of practice management and claims prevention content. It is delivered (in paper or electronic format) to every practicing lawyer in Ontario. In 2012 LAWPRO decided to extend the reach of the magazine beyond lawyers already in practice to the law schools on Ontario. At first it was a magazine stand featuring the LAWPRO brand and the latest regular issue of the magazine, but the idea quickly evolved to creating a student...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] practicePRO's New Lawyer Resource Page
There is a lot to think about beyond substantive law when you are starting a law practice. With that in mind, under the practicePRO banner LAWPRO has created the New Lawyer Resource page containing what we feel are the best resources we have to offer to new and soon-to-be-lawyers. The page has two aims: 1) to help newly minted lawyers understand more about things like managing a practice, client relations, practice finances, marketing, and legal technology; and 2) its an introduction to the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Restoring Your Computer System and Recovering Data in the Event of the Unthinkable
Backing up your files is essential!  But, if you don’t know how to restore and recover your data in the event of a data loss, then your backup is worthless.  I’ve written a post for the ABA’s Legal Technology Today blog that covers how to restore and recover data. You can read my post here.
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Voicemail tips
Although not everyone likes it, voice mail is an essential tool. Used properly, it can help you better communicate with and serve your clients. To avoid frustrating clients, consider the following points for handling incoming calls from our Managing a Better Professional Services firm booklet,: Give callers the option to leave a traditional message: If your calls go through a receptionist, give the caller the option of leaving either a traditional message or a message on voice mail, so that...
[Avoid a Claim] Buying together doesn’t have to mean equal shares
Statistics Canada reported, in the fall of 2012, that the number of Canadian households headed by unmarried couples is at an all-time high. As families change, so do views about property. Fewer Canadians now see marriage as a prerequisite to home ownership. But many aspects of property law reflect a time when marriage was more common. When purchasing property with another person – whether a romantic partner or anyone else – keep in mind that there are ownership options: Buying together doesn’t...
[Law Technology Today] Check out Firm Central at ABA TECHSHOW 2013
Thomson Reuters will be demonstrating Firm Central – a new hosted practice management solution for solo and small law firms. Come see how Firm Central not only helps law firm manage their matters, documents, and contacts more efficiently, but also integrates legal research solutions such as WestlawNext and KeyCite to truly deliver a unique and more valuable experience. If you haven’t seen Firm Central in action yet, join us at the ABA TECHSHOW this week!  Stop by for a hands-on demo at booth #...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Akai Han
Four Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Akai Han looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Akai Han [mailto:akai4han@gmail.com] Sent: April-03-13 2:21 AM To: Subject: RE...
[Law Technology Today] Yes I AM Ignoring You
We’ve all been there before – probably more times than we care to think about:  That annoying email lands in our mailbox – an email that we just know is going to result in an entire useless, time-sucking stream of ‘replies to all’, requiring us to delete, delete, and delete some more.  For me, these emails usually go like this: I’m on vacation, somewhere far, far away from the office.  But never far enough that I’m out of email range, unfortunately. My new email...
[PA Law Practice Management] ABA TechShow – Ready and Waiting
The American Bar Association’s TechShow is THE place to be if you want to get up to speed on the latest gizmos,  trends and technologies deployed by law firms.  I look forward to it each year. I arose early this morning after a scant 1.5 hours of sleep — trying to clean up client work before departure — to make my way to Philly airport to catch a flight to Chicago. My suitcase came in at 48.5 lbs out of an allowable 50 lbs before a hefty $$ penalty applies.  So much for my...