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

[Law Technology Today] The ineffable* #Slack: 9 things lawyers need to know
Okay, so Slack is sounding less and less like a chat app or email app. What is it, really? We go back and forth on our own one-sentence description. When we talk more evocatively we say “It’s all your communication in one place, instantly searchable, and available wherever you go.” On the marketing side we give a more concrete description like “It’s a messaging and search platform that creates a single unified archive accessible through powerful search.” – Stewart...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The ‘2xFISTed’ Bill
Originally posted on NWSidebar:The “2xFISTed” acronym is a great way to turn billing into a marketing opportunity. It increases the likelihood that bills get paid promptly and speaks to the value you offer your client. The “2xFISTed” acronym turns…
[Avoid a Claim] Accommodating The Needs of Older Clients/Clients With Disabilities
Lawyers understand the need to ensure that clients have a good experience at their office, in terms of finding a welcoming environment and being able to understand how their matter is being handled. However older clients or clients with physical disabilities may require that more care be taken to identify and assist with their particular needs. In her Attorney at Work article Accommodating Clients With Special Needs, Mary Lokensgard suggests making the following adjustments when dealing with...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Doesn’t Share
After getting some work done on his cottage, Dale Orlando, partner at McLeish, Orlando LLP in Toronto, had a dispute with the contractor over fees. “He was doing work that needed to be done but without clearing it with me first,” Orlando says. As a result the project went over budget. “I should have been communicated with before the work was done, not afterwards.” Imagine going for surgery without the doctor telling you where they will be cutting. That would be unthinkable. Similarly, why...

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[Oregon Law Practice Management] Are You Losing Clients?
If your client retention rate is less than 90-95%, something is terribly wrong. You might react by changing your fee agreement – aiming to “punish” the client who terminates your services after a substantial amount of work is done but prior … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Drones and the Fight for Privacy
Drone technology has developed rapidly over the last few years, and prices for consumer drones have continued to drop. This enables new enthusiasts to be able to purchase and use drones for a variety of recreational purposes. Along with advancements in flight technology, camera technology has developed that allows drone users to capture amazing footage of the flight, the neighborhood, and even the neighbors themselves. However, consumers are not the only ones excited about drone tech...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Digiral Edge podcast with Judy Perry Martinez, chair of The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services
It was a pleasure and an honor to interview Judy Perry Martinez, chair of the ABA Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services for the Digital Edge podcast. She discussed the work of the commission and specific actions the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Countdown to the New Ethics Rules
July 1, 2015: Mark Your Calendars for the New Massachusetts Rules of Conduct. The New Massachusetts Rules have been in the works since 2013 when the SJC’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct published its proposed revisions to the Rules. The changes to the Rules are significant and thus will impact your practice. Many of these changes are based upon revisions to the ABA Model Rules and then adapted by the Standing Advisory Committee. On October 24, 2014, the Court...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Mobile Apps to Simplify Life for Lawyers
As far back as the Stone Age, prehistoric mankind created specialized tools to make his daily life more efficient. Fast forward to the 21st century, and we see a very similar trend as workers rely on mobile tools and applications to streamline and organize their workloads. The legal professional now relies on applications more than ever, as attorneys are increasingly expected to work remotely from tablets, laptops and mobile phones—as well as from their work PC. Daily tasks can include anything...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening / Opportunity for Experienced Estate Paralegal in Wilmington, DE
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC is a mid-size 100+ year old law firm headquartered in West Chester, PA.  They have a job opening / opportunity for a full-time experienced Estate Paralegal for their Wilmington, DE office.  The desired candidate’s requirements include:   Minimum of 5 years’ experience   Must be organized, professional, dependable   Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team   Must have strong technical skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word...