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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] When Preparing Wills, Don't Dispense With Formalities: Execution Matters
The following article by Nora Rock (corporate writer and policy analyist at LAWPRO) appears in the October 31 edition of the LAWPRO Webzine, which focused on wills and estates matters. Will-drafting is an area of legal practice that demands extremely careful attention to detail. Decisions in this area make it clear that even where a will is well-drafted and is consistent with the testator’s known intentions, failure to have the will executed in accordance with the applicable legal formalities...
[Reid My Blog] 8th Annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers
The holiday season is here, and so is the annual ReidMyBlog Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. Once again, I've scoured the highways and byways of the Internet to find the best gift ideas for the lawyer(s) in your life. Practical, fun, and unique are the keys to making this guide, and great care is taken to avoid those trite items with the Scales of Justice slapped on!  I hope you enjoy the guide and find it useful. Feel free to share with your family, friends and colleagues. Share on Facebook if...
[Law Technology Today] Tech Mysteries: How Did My Computer Know …?
We’ve all had the how did it know?! moment when using technology. Perhaps you opened a restaurant review website and it listed restaurants near your office without asking for an address. Or maybe you spent a few minutes shopping online for a new coffee table, and now every site you visit seems to have advertisements for coffee tables. Much of this can be attributed to a single source: Google. As a company that derives the vast majority of its revenue from advertising, Google has a vested...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] New Twists on Scams: Call Me Maybe (Not!)
Oregon lawyers are reporting new, more aggressive twists to the ongoing check scam epidemic.  If you follow this blog, you know I have addressed this subject many times.  Here are the latest variations: Phake Phone Calls Taking a cue from overseas e-mail scammers, local thieves and ne’er-do-wells have decided they want to get in on the [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] VoIP — Call Quality is Key
Not all VoIP telephone systems deliver the same sound quality.  That’s OK if you’re using it to talk to family members and friends around the country or across the globe.  Choppy connections with dropped words, noise on the line, echoing, and outright disconnections can be common with a low-quality system.  But heck, when you’re paying a low monthly fee for all-you-can-eat calling, you simply endure, or hang up and redial.  No big deal.  On the other hand, when you’re...
[Law Practice Advisor] Accessing Power Off the Grid: In the Event of a Blackout . . .
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, I’m gonna tell you what I did during Superstorm Sandy. Read the Tip here.
[Law Practice Matters] Rocket Matter Adds Slick Email Integration
The evolution of cloud-based legal technology software – practice management software in particular – continues. One of the common frustrations faced by a lot of lawyers as they embrace practice management software is how to integrate matter-related emails into their digital case files. Email gets trapped within the silo of Gmail, Outlook or some other email program until the lawyer finds a way to bridge between that email program and her practice management software. Let’s...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Layering Security: Two Factor Authentication
“In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.” Thus starts the story of Mat Honan, a writer for Wired Magazine. Mat’s story should be a cautionary tale for...
[Law Technology Today] Tech E-book Roundup, Part 2
Last week, we reviewed some of LPM’s latest tech e-books. Here are a few more titles you should consider for your e-reader or iPad collection. LPM e-books are available on the ABA Webstore (for reading on all your devices and readers) and the iBookstore or iTunes (for Apple devices).  Download these titles today to enhance your understanding of tech security, Microsoft Office, and more.   Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers In an age where lawyers frequently conduct...
[PA Law Practice Management] Supply and Demand
Supply and demand.  Buyer’s vs Seller’s market.  These fundamental economic concepts are learned early. Where’s the legal industry now?  Where is it headed?  We know that we headed into a Buyer’s market long before the economic downturn.  As we entered the new century, we encountered increasing numbers of client RFPs which boldly laid out the new terms of engagement.  We endured beauty contests.  We submitted to electronic billing and auditing.  We modified billing...