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] Say Goodbye to iGoogle
As part of an ongoing effort to focus its business, Google announced earlier this week that it’ll be shutting down several more of its less active products.  The products getting the axe this round include Google Mini, Google Video, and perhaps most significantly iGoogle. For those who aren’t familiar iGoogle, it offered users a personalized home page integrated with Google’s search bar.  Users could add “gadgets” for a variety of functionality, including weather...
[Law Technology Today] Send Fewer E-mails and Help Save World Productivity (An Excerpt from “The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success”)
Excerpted and adapted from The Busy Lawyer’s Guide to Success: Essential Tips to Power Your Practice by Reid F. Trautz and Dan Pinnington. We all have a tendency to send and reply to e-mail messages when it is not absolutely necessary. E-mail messages are just so darn easy to create and send. In North America alone, tens of billions of e-mail messages are sent every day. All those messages end up in someone’s inbox. Time to think globally and act locally. You can help. Before you hit Send...
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Akihiro Hotaka
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Akihiro Hotaka looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: Subject: I know you will be able to assist me because i went through your profile. Date...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Power Down: Business Continuity Planning for Law Firms
The derecho that swept from Chicago to Washington DC on Friday, June 29 left millions in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic without power for days. A post in Forbes highlights our increasing reliability on the power grid, and the need for diversification of risk with cloud services to avoid downtime. Business continuity plans are designed to [...]
[Law Technology Today] Tech Check-in with the PMAs
The practice management advisors working for state and local bar associations around the United States and Canada are some of the foremost experts on legal technology.  If you aren’t following them, you’re missing out on some great, timely content. Here are some recent tech-highlights from their blogs: Catherine Sanders Reach from the Chicago Bar Association shared a link to a great step-by-step tutorial for setting up Google Docs Offline. Jim Calloway from the Oklahoma Bar...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Keep Feeding Your Tweets to LinkedIn
Recently LinkedIn announced that due to an updated Twitter policy users can no longer have their tweets automatically appear as updates in LinkedIn. LinkedIn suggests that you update your status in LinkedIn and send it to Twitter, rather than sending tweets to LinkedIn. However, for many, that may not be an optimal workflow. Most lawyers [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Offline Google Docs Tutorial
A fantastic general tech blog, GroovyPost, just posted a nice step-by-step tutorial on “How to Enable and Set Up Google Docs Offline“.  Sometimes you need offline access to files in “the cloud” and it is nice that Google works to make files available  locally.  In fact, you can access most of Google’s services offline, such [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Francis Dusana
Seven Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Francis Dusana looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business load frauds. Here is the email: From: Francis Dusana [mailto:francisdusana200@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, July 02,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] An American’s Guide to Canada (And How Re Can Laugh at Ourselves and Be Grateful We Are Canadian)
On this Canada Day Holiday, we should all reflect and be thankful for all we have as Canadians. There is nothing like a bit of self-deprecating humour (note the Canadian spelling) to help us all more clearly see what we are and have, and how the rest of the world sees us. To accomplish this, I refer you all to the American’s Guide to Canada website. While a bit dated (looks like it hasn’t been actively updated in at least 10 years), there is some great content on this site. First of all, you...
[Law Technology Today] Trial Presentation Basics: Document Cameras
When it comes to trial presentation technology, most of the attention these days is focused on the software:  software that can catalogue thousands of documents and pieces of evidence; software that creates dynamic and sophisticated presentations; even software to create detailed interactive timelines. But despite the rapid growth of trial and litigation support software, one of the most popular pieces of trial technology is also one of the simplest: the document camera. Document cameras are...