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

[PA Law Practice Management] Why PA Needs CLE Credit for Practice Management Education
I have been asserting that PA should provide full CLE credit for practice management education since I joined the PA Bar Association in 1999.  Here’s just a bit more proof of why.  Take a look at this recent blog post by highly-respected marketing consultant Dustin Cole, entitled “Of the Top 10 Causes of Malpractice & Grievances — 8 Are Sloppy Housekeeping!“  From his post, here are the top 8 of 10 reasons for malpractice / grievance claims in Florida: 1. Failure to...
[Law Technology Today] Cloud Ethics Opinions Around the U.S.
Cloud computing isn’t a new concept.  The technology, which moves software and data off of your computer and into third-party data centers, has broken through to the mainstream.  Major companies like Apple and Microsoft have launched cloud services; commercials and ads for new cloud products abound; and investment firms are pouring money into a wide variety of cloud ventures. But for lawyers, there’s an understandable reluctance to embrace the cloud. Using it to power your law...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Keith Rennie of RG Wire & Cable Ltd
An Ontario lawyer received an email from the purported Keith Rennie of RG Wire & Cable Ltd 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: On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Keith Rennie wrote: we need a breach of contract lawyer to handel our matter.if this is your area of practice, please contact us...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Yeo Mao Cheng
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported Yeo Mao Cheng 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: Yeo Mao Cheng [mailto:yeo@china-equipments.com] Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 2:44 PM Subject: Atten: Atten: We need a commercial litigation lawyer to handle a collection matter, I...
[Law Technology Today] Leverage the Hive Mind for Q&A
Our web driven, always-online culture has revolutionized the way we access information. Questions that would have taken hours or days to answer in a library can now be answered in seconds with a quick Google or Wikipedia search. At times, however, the sheer volume of information available online can turn the process frustrating or counterproductive.  A simple web search can lead to millions of conflicting results and zero answers. While sophisticated search tools and careful search methodology...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Future Is Hazy -- Thoughts From Some Deep Thinkers
Today's post from those helpful folks at Attorney at Work begins as follows: "This summer, the hottest ticket at state bar association annual meetings seems to be sessions focused on the future of the business of practicing law. And with...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 30 Twitter Tips on Marketing, Social Media, and Technology
And now my final installment of news that may have passed you by in June.  The best of the best on marketing, social media, and technology posted on Twitter last month: Marketing and Social Media 5 Reasons To Measure Social Media Return on Investment (RT@smexaminer RT @Mike_Stelzner RT @NancyMyrland RT @AdvertisingLaw) How to Use LinkedIn Emails [...]
[Reid My Blog] Attorney at Large: The New Must-Have Field Guide for Lawyers
The folks at Attorney at Work have published Attorney at Large, a terrific new resource for lawyers to help make business and leisure travel more productive and less of a hassle.  Filled with first-hand tips from frequent travelers in our profession, including yours truly, this free guide is well worth downloading and keeping on file to help make travel easier, but to help make your work easier and more productive when on the road. No longer is it necessary to leave the office behind when on...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – July 6th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of July 6th: An interesting chart shows that the ratio of PCs-to-Macs sold has dropped significantly over the last eight years. Look for a critical Internet Explorer 9 patch sometime next week. Cisco ran into some controversy regarding features added to their higher-end Linksys routers. At SecureList, details on a new malware threat targeting Mac OS X users. Amazon Web Services suffered some downtime last weekend...
[PA Law Practice Management] Are Your Apple Apps Crashing?
I have been having a lot of difficulty downloading and updating my iPhone software and apps.  I thought it was just me until I came upon a recent article in CNET Daily News pointing a finger at the App store.  If you’re having a problem, you may want to report it to Apple, instead of just assuming you’re the only one with the problem, or it’s just a temporary glitch. Recently I received a survey from Apple to complete.  They may regret requesting my feedback, because it was...