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

[Reid My Blog] What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)
I haven’t blogged in many months. As spring turned to summer, and summer to fall I had the intention, just not the time. So on a rainy first day of a three-day weekend, here is what I accomplished this summer: I enjoyed working with my friend, Tom Watson, of Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance to co-author a valuable article for the Sept/Oct issue of Law Practice magazine about getting the most bang for your buck on malpractice insurance. It has great information, especially if you have a solo...
[Law Practice Advisor] Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 1: Basic Solutions
Life is a continuing struggle for additional time. Not that we can ‘add time’ to our terranean existence. The best we can do is to use the time we are allotted more wisely; and, in the business context, that means being as efficient as possible — so that you can complete your work, and get back, as soon as you can, to doing the things that you really care about. With the rampant distractions of the digital age, it is very easy to lose focus. I blame the internet, in large part. Holding a...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO is hiring a Claims Prevention and practicePRO Counsel
LAWPRO is looking for a lawyer who is passionate about helping Ontario lawyers and paralegals avoid malpractice claims and succeed in the practice of law. This is a high profile opportunity for a dynamic individual who wants to bring change to the legal profession. You will become the public face and engine behind the practicePRO program, our internationally recognized risk management and claims prevention initiative. This position reports to LAWPRO’s Vice President, Claims Prevention and...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Unique Opportunity to Help Ontario Lawyers Avoid Claims and Succeed in the Practice of Law
Are you ready to bring change to the legal profession? LAWPRO (the Ontario malpractice insurer) is looking for a lawyer who is passionate about helping Ontario lawyers and paralegals avoid malpractice claims and succeed in the practice of law. This is a high profile opportunity for a dynamic individual who will become the public face and engine behind the practicePRO program, our internationally recognized risk management and claims prevention initiative. See a more detailed list of...
[Avoid a Claim] Untangling the Myths of Excess Insurance
Unfortunately, far too many lawyers do not appreciate their full exposure to claims and how excess insurance could be of benefit to them. Excess liability insurance is intended to provide additional limits over that provided by the underlying (primary) liability policy. For lawyers in Ontario, the underlying insurance which all practising lawyers (not on exemption) carry is the Law Society of Upper Canada’s mandatory insurance program, which has limits of liability of $1 million per claim and $...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Bertram Hubert
An Ontario notified us that they received an email from the purported Bertram Hubert 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Freddie Graham and Broken Arrow Precision Machining
A Louisiana firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Freddie Graham of Broken Arrow Precision Machining looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Editing TOA codes in Word
Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Recently, I was teaching a class about creating and generating a Table of Contents (TOC) and a Table of Authorities (TOA) in Word at the Department of Justice, where I work part-time…
[Law Technology Today] Become an iOS 8 Power User with these Four Simple Tips
Every year at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, Apple announces its newest technologies. This year, we received iOS 8: Apple’s most recent update for your iPhone and iPad operating system, which was released to the public in September. If you’ve had experience with previous updates, you’ll know that each update requires a slight learning curve to become proficient in the use of its new features. With iOS 8 comes a multitude of new features that can help boost productivity in...
[Avoid a Claim] Paths to Success: ‘Be yourself, and build relationships’
“Diversity” describes the characteristics of a group. When we examine how diversity influences the profession as a whole, it’s easy to lose sight of the experience of being an individual lawyer, with specific identity characteristics, practising law in Ontario. While cultural sensitivity benefits all lawyers, what is it like to practice law when, at least with respect to some aspect of your identity, you are in the minority? We posed that question to the four lawyers profiled...