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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] 2012 in review
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 48,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.
[Avoid a Claim] Seven New Year’s resolutions for a better practice
I will fire my worst client: This client is the one that calls you almost every day, sends you hourly emails, never has enough for a retainer and bickers about paying your fees. When ending the retainer, make sure you comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct. I will book my vacation: Your body and mind need a vacation and some downtime. Grab your calendar and block off two weeks for a vacation. Make sure to coordinate with your spouse/significant other. Under no circumstances do you book...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Seven New Years Resolutions for a Better Practice
I will fire my worst client: This client is the one that calls you almost every day, sends you hourly emails, never has enough for a retainer and bickers about paying your fees. When ending the retainer, make sure you comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct. I will book my vacation: Your body and mind need a vacation and some downtime. Grab your calendar and block off two weeks for a vacation. Make sure to coordinate with your spouse/significant other. Under no circumstances do you book...
[Avoid a Claim] 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Kick-Start Your New Year
If you are among the 45% who typically make a New Year’s Resolution, I genuinely wish you the best of luck. If your goals for 2013 include any of the following: Reducing your stress level Improving your office routines Increasing productivity Streamlining office systems Balancing the demands of work and home then resolve to get a [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2013 Tips and Predictions – Part Three!
♬ Stay frozen or face the truth Time won’t wait for us to choose…♬ Lyrics, Music and Recorded by Fountain of Tears.   This is the third and final post in the 2013 Tips and Predictions theme. It has been wonderful to read such informative and insightful thoughts from all around the globe on the future of law. Accordingly, here are the last but certainly not the least of these great ideas: Stephanie Kimbro, MA, JD, is the Director of the North Carolina branch of Burton Law, LLC...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2013 Tips and Predictions – Part Two!
♫ But I see your eyes at night And you know what’s wrong And you know what’s right. The future…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by The Drums. Further to my prior post, here is Part Two of the tips and predictions from around the world for 2013!!   Richard Granat is a lawyer and a recognized expert on the delivery of legal services over the Internet.  He is also the Founder of Granat Legal Services, P.C., in Washington, D.C., one of the first virtual law firms in the United...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2013 Tips and Predictions – Part One!
♫ Tomorrow’s what we’re on about Tomorrow’s what we’re on about Not yesterday It’s up to man to understand To have success upon this land…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Steel Pulse.   Two years ago I posted Tips and Predictions for 2011.  Last year I invited colleagues, friends and readers to contribute their tips and predictions for 2012.  I had so much fun reading their predictions (and jumping in with a few of my own) that I thought I would...
[Law Practice Advisor] The (Fourth Annual) Posts of Christmas Past: The LOMAP Blog’s Calendar Year in Review (for 2012)
It’s that most wonderful time of the year again: when I give in to the compilation temptation, and ratchet up my Christmastime overview of our best posts of the year.  Sure, the year’s not over yet; and, I’m even a little late for Christmas (and Hanukkah, for that matter); so, I guess you could say I’m out of time -- though, that’s nothing new for me. Just when you thought you had received all of your Christmas gifts, here I come stepping up to the plate like a latter day Saint Nicholas...
[Avoid a Claim] Updated map of where fraud email alerts originate
In March of 2012 we posted a map that showed where fraud alerts from lawyers were coming from. It is these emails from lawyers that give us the information we use to post warnings on this blog. Nine months and 1,300 emails since we first did that post, here is the latest version of our “map of fraud”. We’ve heard from lawyers in 40 additional countries, sent out 90 new fraud warnings and almost exactly 50% of emails continue to come from lawyers outside Ontario. And we...