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] Commecial debt collection scam by Hideo Kuwabara of Koyo Electronics Industries
Two Ontario lawyers and one in Kentucky have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Hideo Kuwabara of Koyo Electronics Industries 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: Hideo Kuwabara [mailto:koyo_electronics@hotmail.com] Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:37 AM Subject...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Quick Tip: How to Bold, Italicize, or Underline on Your iPad or iPhone
Have you ever wanted to apply rich text formatting to an e-mail message on your iPad?  I did and went on a quest to learn how.  Here is what I learned after perusing several blog posts on the subject: Step One: Change Your Default Settings Begin by changing the default settings on your iPhone or iPad. [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2012 Season’s Greetings!
 ♫ Of the Father’s love begotten, Ere the worlds began to be, He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He, Of the things that are, that have been, And that future years shall see, Evermore and evermore!  ♫   At has become my tradition at this time of year, I would like to pause from the increasing busy lives we all lead and heartily wish each and everyone the Best of the Holiday Season and a Wonderful and Happy New Year. Recent events have only served to remind us yet again that...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2012 Christmas Greeting
 ♫ Of the Father’s love begotten, Ere the worlds began to be, He is Alpha and Omega, He the source, the ending He, Of the things that are, that have been, And that future years shall see, Evermore and evermore!  ♫   At has become my tradition at this time of year, I would like to pause from the increasing busy lives we all lead and heartily wish each and everyone the Best of the Holiday Season and a Wonderful and Happy New Year. Recent events have only served to remind us yet again that...
[Law Practice Advisor] How to Increase Your Twitter Following
Recently, the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center published an excerpt from my new book, ‘Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers’, through its Law Technology Today blog.  In the post, which you can read here, you’ll find me talking about some of the niceties of getting followed and following back on the Twitter.  If you like what you read, you can read the rest, by picking up a physical copy of my book from the ABA website, or a virtual one, through iTunes.  If...
[PA Law Practice Management] Most Popular Tweet of 2012
The year isn’t over yet, but it’s unlikely anything will top this one.  This photo, posted on Barack Obama’s Twitter account the moment the election result was called, was the most retweeted post of the year, having been reposted more than 800,000 times. It earned Twitter’s “Golden Tweet” for 2012.      You can read more about the top Tweets and Hashtags of 2012 here.   If you still doubt the power of social media, and it’s pivotal role in changing the...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide”
In early January, LPM will publish The 2013 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, and anything else a law office might need. It’s written in clear, easily understandable...
[Law Technology Today] Free Webinar: Build Your Practice in the Cloud
Used carefully, the cloud offers a variety of potential benefits: cost savings, constantly up-to-date software, access-anywhere flexibility, and even improved security.  Yet according to the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, just 21% of responding lawyers actually reported using “the cloud.”  The number one reason cited by those who don’t use it? A lack of familiarity with the technology. Take a few minutes to learn more about the cloud and the opportunities it may offer your practice.  Join...
[PA Law Practice Management] Gaze Into the Crystal Ball at 2013
I would love your perspective on what you think are going to be the top issues law firms and individual lawyers will be wrestling with in 2013.  I’m researching for an article which will appear in The Pennsylvania Lawyer.  I would do it from my own perspective alone, but then again, I predicted the Beatles would never catch on, and since then I have been reluctant to trust my instincts alone to predict the future.  Of course there will be obvious issues: profitability, marketing, increased...
[SC Small Firm] The IRS, Your Credit Card Processor, and You
Are you a lawyer? Do you accept credit cards from clients for payment? Have you heard about Section 6050W? In a nutshell, it’s a new IRS rule requiring credit card processors to report gross credit card transactions on a special 1099-K form to the IRS. Section 6050W goes into effect beginning January 1, 2013. What does this mean for you? There are a few things you should do before January 1: Contact your credit card processor and confirm that a merchant industry code identifies you as a law...