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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] World Backup Day
♫ Get back, get back. Get back to where you once belonged…♫ Lyrics and music by Lennon–McCartney, recorded by The Beatles. Tuesday March 31, 2015 is World Backup Day. I think it is important to focus on this often neglected task as it is often lost in the hustle and bustle of getting the work out. But with the recent attacks of ransomware on all types of businesses, law firms included, having a proper back up that is not infected has assumed increasing, if not vital, importance....
[Law Technology Today] A First Timer’s Trip to South by Southwest (SXSW)
Mention South by Southwest (SXSW) and people get giddy. Mention that you get to go for work and they get downright jealous, wanting to know your secret. And for good reason! For starters, it put Twitter on the map, launched Foursquare, and jump-started the career of Tim Ferriss, just to name a few. That’s the Interactive side alone—Music and Film make up the trifecta of SXSW, or “South-By” as the locals call it. Simply attending is an experience; I can only imagine what it...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 3 Tips to Beat Procrastination
Originally posted on NWSidebar:Quick tips to help you get back on track when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Quick tips to help you get back on track when you’re feeling overwhelmed. Feeling overwhelmed by your work and unable to get started?…
[Avoid a Claim] Evaluating Online Lawyer Referral Services
Occasionally LAWPRO gets asked to give an opinion on the effectiveness or legitimacy of the various lawyer referral services that try to get people to sign up. All we can really say is we aren’t aware of any problems relating to them, and it’s up to individual lawyers to decide whether its a good use of their money to get new clients this way. Now Beverly Michaelis of the Oregon Law Practice Management blog has provided some additional evaluation of these for-profit services (as...
[Law Technology Today] How Nonbillable Research Can Be Profitable
Law firms and legal departments rely on their library staff for many things, including: Managing nonbillable research and cost recovery. Understanding how their attorneys and paralegals are researching. Whether it is the most efficient and cost-effective strategy. These are important issues have a direct impact on any organization’s bottom line. Brian Quinn, Senior Directorof WestlawNext® Product Development, offers his insights into it. Why Would Legal Research be Nonbillable? There are...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Is This the Job You Want?
On the face of it, interviewing should not be all that difficult – particularly for lawyers. As members of a profession who primarily make their living either writing or speaking, the idea that having a conversation about your interests and abilities in your own profession sounds both logical and easy. But throw the words “job interview” into the mix and a whole new paradigm emerges. With seemingly so much at stake, job interviews take on a new meaning for people who ordinarily would not shy...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Finding Lost Wills
Occasionally we field calls at the PLF from lawyers or members of the public looking for a lost will.  If you find yourself in this position, here are some excellent tips, courtesy of the Washington State Bar Association: People frequently contact … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] How to Download Your Facebook Data
Ever wanted to download a copy of all of your Facebook activity? Concerned that you might need to archive all of your Facebook activity to ensure you’re in compliance with your jurisdiction’s ethical rules for advertising? Think your client’s Facebook activity might be important in a lawsuit? Here’s how you can get your own copy of all Facebook activity from an individual Profile. First, go to your Settings page. You can find it under the drop down arrow to the far right of the top navigation...
[Avoid a Claim] Always Be Closing: Interview Skills
This one is for students and young lawyers. Ivan Merrow’s recent article in Canadian Lawyer discusses how he failed at multiple interviews before finally landing a job. I experienced the same agony in law school after the first round of on-campus interviews. I ran down to the University of Toronto bookstore and bought every interview self-help book on the shelf. Shell-shocked and desperate to improve, I read what felt like everything under the sun. Eventually I found some good mentors (in and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tamotsu Sato and Daiso Co Ltd
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Tamotsu Sato of Daiso Co Ltd 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 Fraud Page for more of an...