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] Improve Your Legal Practice Through Gamification
At the beginning of each year, adults all over the country promise themselves that this will be the year they finally get fit. Like those adults, I resolved in January to get more exercise. It’s now six weeks into the new year and I’m finding that I need a little more encouragement to stick with my New Year’s resolution. In prior years I’ve tried gym memberships, private trainers and even bribes to get off the couch and get into the gym. This year, I’m thinking of...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive – Drafting errors: A simple error can cost you
Given the complexity and the number of commercial agreements drafted each year in Ontario, it is surprising that corporate and commercial claims account for only 13 to 15 per cent of the number of claims reported against lawyers in Ontario annually. Although commercial leasing errors represent a small percentage of those claims, they illustrate where drafting errors occur – and how they can be avoided. Even a simple drafting error could be a costly mistake that leads to protracted litigation....
[Law Technology Today] Blocking Unwanted Messages on LinkedIn
LinkedIn can be a great tool for marketing your practice, building your network and connecting with others, but it has pitfalls just like any other marketing tool. Rather than using LinkedIn as a legitimate tool to grow their network or further relationships with existing contacts, some people use it as simply a platform for promoting themselves – or to spam other LinkedIn members. So how do you block unwanted messages from LinkedIn members? LinkedIn doesn’t give you the ability to completely...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Taro Denshi of Beam Electronics
A lawyer in Ontario and one in Louisiana have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Taro Denshi of Beam Electronics 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: Subject: Legal Counsel From: Beam Electronics Industrial CoLtd To: lawyer name CC: I am Taro Denshi and I am the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Dave Desmond of China Textiles
A lawyer in Ontario and two in the U.S. have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Dave Desmond of China Textiles 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: Biz Date: 15 February, 2013 19:20:09 EST To: lawyer email Attn:- Learned Counsel,. China Textiles (Shenzhen) Co.,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Meet and Greet – Networking for Introverts
We all know how important networking is as part of an overall marketing or job search strategy.  But for some, the prospect of a “meet and greet” is incredibly unappealing.  Here are some words of wisdom from Ruth Carter of The Carter Law Firm, excerpted from the “Introvert’s Survival Guide for Networking Events,” which appeared [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Tips for Building a Better LinkedIn Profile
When was the last time you tweaked or updated your LinkedIn profile? Unfortunately, “never” or “not recently” is the most probable answer for the majority of lawyers. In a day and age where almost every prospective or new client will check you out online, a solid LinkedIn profile is one of the key foundations to an online social brand. And if you are not otherwise active on the web or in social media, it is the one places you probably should be. For those that would like to tweak their LinkedIn...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Set Up Two- Factor Authentication – What Are You Waiting For?
The threat of hackers compromising not only your information, but confidential client files, means it is more urgent than ever to take steps to protect your online accounts and services.  Fortunately, two-step authentication makes higher protection easy and seamless for today’s most popular web-based tools and services. Read the article, appearing in the February 2013 edition of Law Practice Today
[Law Practice Advisor] Website Essentials – Part III: Analytics
This post covers the third installment of a four-part series on setting up a website for your law practice.  Parts I and II provided you with tips on how to get your site up and running, now in Part III, you will learn how to measure the success of your site.   Once your site is available to the public, you’ll want to ensure that your website is attracting visitors and generating leads.  Using a simple metrics (“web analytics”) tool to track visitors to your website will help you improve the...
[Avoid a Claim] praticePRO resource: Generic law firm privacy policy
As a supplement to the LAWPRO Magazine articles Privacy and Your Clients: An Agenda For Every Firm (Summer 2003) and Personal Information and Privacy (Winter 2007), LAWPRO has created a Sample Firm Privacy Policy. It can be used as a precedent and checklist to guide you as you examine your own firm’s procedures for dealing with confidential information. The policy deals with a fictitious firm called Smith & Partners. This Sample Firm Privacy Policy is provided by LAWPRO for your...