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] The most downloaded practicePRO articles and resources in 2012
Each year we take a look at what were the LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources most downloaded by lawyers. It gives us some insight into what’s on the minds of lawyers and what topics they are interested in. Many of the top 40 downloads are the same year-to-year, such as our sample budget spreadsheet, E-discovery reading list and business plan outline. New to the list this year are two articles (one new, one from 2007) that deal with lawyers sitting on client boards....
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 2013 Legislative Proposals from the Oregon State Bar
Sixteen proposals from various Oregon State Bar groups are up for consideration by the 2013 Oregon Legislature.  Here is a recap: 1. LC 450 – Custodianship of Law Practice; Electronic Bar Notices 2. LC 466 – Unlawful Practice of Law  3. LC 462 – Notice of SCRA in Administrative Hearings 4. LC 461 – Increase [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Legal Technology – Gangham Style!
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[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Disable Java Now
In the past two days I have received a Sans Security OUCH! Newsletter on security issues with Java from Oracle, followed by notices on technology media  AND daily news media that the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to uninstall or disable JAVA because of a zero day exploit that has not been patched which could lead to theft of personal information, access to data, etc. So, what to do? It is likely that you will not notice the difference if you turn off Java in your browser...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Chief Judge Evans Revises Mobile Computing Ban in Cook County Courts
General Administrative Order No. 2013-01 Revises and Supersedes General Administrative Order No. 2012-8 On December 12, 2012 General Administrative Order No. 2012-8 was released, declaring a ban against mobile computing and telecommunication devices for all Cook County courthouses except the Daley Center to begin on Monday, January 14, 2013.    A list of exempt persons was identified, including licensed attorneys, who would be permitted to bring the devices into the court. However, unless...
[Law Practice Advisor] 13 for ’13: Resolutions for the Improvement of Your Practice Life in the New Year
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP.  In this week’s tip, we’ve got your New Year’s resolutions right here. Read the tip here.
[Law Practice Advisor] 13 for ’13: Resolutions for the Improvement of Your Practice Life in the New Year
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP.  In this week’s tip, we’ve got your New Year’s resolutions right here. Read the tip here.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Resolutions to Avoid Doing Things That Annoy Clients the Most
Clients will, understandably, get upset if they are treated badly or confronted with surprises. Make sure you appreciate how your words, actions, or inactions can annoy or even distress your clients. Here are some resolutions you can make to avoid doing the most common things lawyers do that annoy clients: I will promptly return phone calls: Unacknowledged or unreturned phone calls are some of the most common complaints about lawyers. To avoid these problems, set and control client...
[PA Law Practice Management] Cyberattacks on U.S. Banks – Are You Safe?
McAfee warned of this months ago, and their predictions are coming true.  U.S. Banks are under attack.  As are some cloud providers, for that matter.  The attacks are more massive and organized than ever before.  An article in CNet News on December 13, 2012 revealed that a report released by McAfee Labs predicted an impending attack on U.S. financial institutions — dubbed Project Blitzkrieg — was a “credible threat.” Project Blitzkrieg is believed to be headed by an...
[Avoid a Claim] Be the messenger (and don’t get shot)
This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer/policy analyst at LAWPRO. As our readers know, the #1 cause of claims against Ontario lawyers practising in most areas of law is problems with lawyer-client communication. Considering lawyers’ reputation for verbosity, this statistic seems counterintuitive, at least until you consider that some things are easier and more fun to talk about than others. Fun to communicate with clients about: success (and our role in it); progress; winning; good news...