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] Keynote Highlights from the Clio Cloud Conference
Everything is Awesome! That was the theme of this year’s Clio Cloud Conference. In an attempt to outshine last year’s inaugural conference, Clio upped its game this year with a new (gorgeous) venue, more than 450 attendees and more vendors to boot. It started looking like a real technology conference this year, but better than most. Jack Newton and his childhood friend, Rian Gauvreau, started Clio almost six years ago and as the product has matured and added features, their tech conference has...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO base premium stable for fifth consecutive year: Convocation approves LAWPRO 2015 program
LAWPRO is pleased to announce that Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada approved its 2015 insurance program for the Ontario Bar. This marks LAWPRO’s 20th anniversary of offering the program. Strong financial results and a moderating claims count have allowed LAWPRO to hold the base premium for the mandatory insurance program at $3,350 for the fifth consecutive year. The 2015 LAWPRO insurance program includes the following updates: Certain e-learning courses offered by Homewood Human...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tenshou Hoshino and Guwong Chemical
An Arkansas firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Tenshou Hoshino of Guwong Chemical looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more...
[Law Technology Today] The Future of Wearable Technology for Lawyers
Along with the release of iOS 8, there has been much excitement around the Apple Watch. Arriving in 2015, it is Apple’s addition to the growing wearable technology market. Wearable technology holds promise for lawyers, and some early adopters are already finding wearable technology beneficial in their practices. In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview legal technology expert Richard Georges about wearable technology, how smartwatches enhances his...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Role of Law Schools
♫ I want to be part of the solution
 Can you use me to lead a revolution?
 I want to be part of the solution… ♫             Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Jonah33. The issues facing the profession have been set out by many: from Richard Susskind as documented in his many books, to Madam Justice McLachlin, who has said: “Timely, effective access is the most pressing issue facing Canada’s justice system, says Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. Many people have given up...
[Avoid a Claim] Reliance on cultural norms leads lawyer to act without full instructions
In his article “Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity“, Lorne Shelson (Litigation Director & Counsel in the Specialty Claims Department at LAWPRO) gives five ‘culturally-based’ claims scenarios loosely based on real LAWPRO claims. Here is one scenario: A man retained a lawyer to commence a medical malpractice lawsuit. The man believed that his wife had died because she had been not properly diagnosed with a heart condition. The lawyer commenced an...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Anthony Kawasaki
Firms in Ontario and California have notified us that they received an email from the purported Anthony Kawasaki looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for...
[Law Technology Today] Making The Move: Taking My Law Office to Abacus Private Cloud
I am a solo attorney, with a criminal and traffic ticket defense practice at Anchorage, Alaska. For the past 16 years I have had my own law office. For 25 years I have closely followed the use of computers in law offices. The Problem About six years ago, during a time when I had no paralegal, I put my entire law office on a business grade laptop so I could be mobile and use my time more efficiently by working between court hearings and appointments, rather than driving to a desktop computer at...
[Law Technology Today] Day 1 of the Clio Cloud Conference: Fastcase, Data and Android
The big news from the Clio Cloud Conference is Clio’s exclusive integration with Fastcase. Exclusive, as the press release states, means that “Clio will be the only cloud ­based practice management tool to offer an integration with Fastcase, and Fastcase will be the only online legal research tool available through Clio.”  Lawyers who use Clio and Fastcase can now track time spent researching and save relevant documents to matters in Clio. No more guess work on how much time...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity
In the social realm, cultural differences can be awkward for those on both sides; but in the context of legal services, cross cultural misunderstandings and other culture-related factors can occasionally lead to malpractice claims against lawyers. The good news: claims with a cultural component are easily preventable as they tend to reflect certain recurring themes. One category of claims arises where a lawyer is unfamiliar with the culture of his or her client or is not comfortable asking...

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