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 Practice Advisor] Law Practice Management Software: A Scheduled Tickler
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of May through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I make a, somewhat contained (not constrained), follow-up to a post that I wrote earlier covering options related to law practice management software.  You’ll find the latest updates in the world of practice management here, as well as my usual sprinkling of unrelated tidbits, from Ren & Stimpy to Boz Scaggs to Gizmo. Read more here.
[The Last Word] Are You Leaving the Keys Under the Mat?
LinkedIn, the professional networking site, was in the news last week when it was revealed that 6.5 million of it’s users’ passwords were stolen and posted on the internet. According to the test site that password security company LastPass established, mine wasn’t one of them, but the incident made me think about password security and [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by George Burger of Alliance Machining Technologies Inc
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported May Wang of Heidelberg China 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: From: George Burger, Jr. Alliance Machining Technologies Inc [mailto:alliancemachiningtech@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 04:58 AM To: Lawyer Name Subject: My...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – June 15th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 15th: Verizon announced its long-anticipated shared data/voice/text plans. Apple’s laptop and OS updates stole all of the headlines this week, but the company also quietly updated its wireless Airport Express Base Station and killed off the 17″ version of the MacBook Pro. And here are a few of the new iOS features that didn’t get as much press. A new company called Karma is aiming to...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the Lending Library: Cloud Computing for Lawyers
As more businesses move their IT systems into the cloud, lawyers need to ask if cloud computing is right for their firm. Cloud Computing for Lawyers features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals, an overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in your practice–including practical tips for securing your data. This book will help you: Understand the current state of cloud computing technology Weigh the risks and...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Manage Your Social Media Permissions
One of the great attractions of social media and the cloud is the ease with which we can combine tools and expand functionality. With a few clicks, you can link social networking profiles from two different sites, or use your login information from one service to access another. Perhaps you have Twitter feeding automatically to your LinkedIn profile, or you’ve let Facebook access your Goodreads account.  Unfortunately, this convenience comes with a cost: it’s easy to lose track of your...
[PA Law Practice Management] Free Browser-based Speech to Text Software
Once again I must tip my hat to Gizmo’s Freeware for clueing my in on the latest free tools.  Glad someone else is out there monitoring the world wide web for the latest and greatest!  We know that no speech-to-text (voice recognition) software is perfect.  So I’m amused when attorneys look at the accuracy percentage of various packages, (Dragon NaturallySpeaking by Nuance is not up to 99% accuracy), and quickly calculate the number of errors per thousand words, whereupon they turn...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Mine Your Own Business
My new article in Slaw.ca “Mine Your Own Business“: An almost overwhelming amount of information is generated and stored in disparate places in our digital world. Email, documents, tweets, posts, status updates, reports, and other data flow through our computers, tablets and smartphones. Cataloging and retrieving this information is a challenge. Fortunately there are a [...]
[Law Technology Today] How Do You Archive Your Social Media Activity?
We were actually surprised to hear this question when we lectured last week at the Indiana Bar’s Solo and Small Firm Conference. It’s not surprising that large firms feel the need to archive postings, but it was striking that a solo attorney should feel the need. Not only did a member of the audience bring up the possible ethical need to archive postings (I am unaware of any state that requires this but am willing to be educated if I’m wrong), but they wanted to know how they...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Several Active Frauds Now Targeting Real Estate Lawyers
[This is the text of a LAWPRO Alert sent to real estate lawyers in Ontario June 13, 2012.] Do any of these names ring a bell: Kin Hang Cheung, Haru Hayate or Hideki Kazuhiro? OR – is someone from overseas asking you to act on a real estate matter? Is a real estate agent you know sending you new business from an offshore client? Be wary: Real estate lawyers like you (as well as real estate agents) are being targeted all over the continent by a new fraud scam. To date we’ve heard from...