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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Hot off the Presses: Acrobat XI – What Can it Do for Lawyers?
On Monday Adobe announced the release of Acrobat XI.  According to Rick Borstein, author of the Acrobat for Legal Professionals blog, “the latest version of Acrobat offers many new features that will be valuable to legal professionals.”  Rick will post more in the coming weeks, but for now, here is his top 10 list of [...]
[Law Technology Today] 5 Steps to a Better Backup Strategy
Securing and protecting your firm’s data is essential. Client files, important communications and valuable work product often exist exclusively in digital format today, and thus a major data loss could have catastrophic professional and ethical ramifications. Whether you’re revisiting an existing backup strategy or seriously implementing one for the first time, we’ve put together a five-step plan to help you make sure you’re covering your bases. Step 1: Analyze The first step in developing a...
[Compujurist] Why Drop $30 for the Apple Lightning Adapter when you can spend $19 and be Smarter.
Great post on lifehacker Get a Cheaper iPhone 5 Charger by Skipping the 30-Pin Adapter about saving yourself some cash by just saying no to the latest expensive Apple adapter. It seems that buried on the Apple website is a USB to Lightning cable - no 30 pin conversion required.
[Avoid a Claim] Nine rules to help family law clients and their lawyers avoid social media dangers
This article by Dan Pinnington (VP, Claims Prevention & Stakeholder Relations at LAWPRO) originally appeared in the July 20 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. Family law lawyers should keep in mind that their 20 and 30-something clients grew up with technology. They live online 7/24. Facebook posts, YouTube videos, Instagram pictures, texting and tweeting are intertwined in the fabric of their daily lives. Young people also tend to be very open and will post...
[SC Small Firm] Laptop Privacy Filters
If you occasionally work on your laptop in a coffee shop, an airport, a meeting room, any public place, is your work protected from the curious eyes of the people around you? You may want to consider adding a privacy filter to your screen. Privacy filters narrow the viewing angle so that only the person looking directly at the screen can read your data. These filters also help protect the screens from damage and reduce glare while allowing you to work comfortably in public without worrying...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Combine Multiple Links
Need to share a list of links?  Normally this is easy: just open an email or Word document and paste the links in.  But how do you share that list of links in the era of Twitter and Facebook? The obvious but less-than-desirable answer is to spam your followers with a series of posts or status updates, each of which includes one or two links. This may get the job done, but it’ll surely also earn the ire of your friends and colleagues. Try an easier method: a link combiner.  With a link...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Map to Help Navigate the Potential Hazards of Serving Clients on a Budget
In today’s difficult economic environment, it’s not unusual for lawyers to find themselves dealing with requests for representation from clients of limited means, or clients who want to keep their legal fees at a minimum. The economic issues these types of requests raise is but one consideration: Access to justice – which has become a prominent issue in Ontario lately – also figures in the equation. Instead of turning away clients with limited budgets, lawyers often consider ways of providing...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Filing Client E-Mail
Three years ago I conducted a twtpoll asking for feedback on how law firms file client e-mail.  I wanted to know: Who files the e-mail in your office – lawyers or staff? How is it filed – electronically or in paper form? The results were mixed.  Here are some of the comments I received: “Attorneys are [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] What’s In..and What’s …Not
♫ Baby, my world’s been movin’ way too fast I need to slow down and catch up with some of the past Maybe go back home and stay for a week or two I’m takin’ some old things and makin’ ‘em new…♫ Lyrics and music by Bill Anderson, Paul Overstreet, Buddy Cannon, recorded by Joe Nichols. LinkedIn has just released a survey about office tools and trends that are no longer considered ‘in’: According to professionals, the top 10 items and office...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Best Billing Practices
Learn about how you can reduce billing headaches by improving time capture, making invoices easier to generate and send, and by providing better, easier collection methods. This webinar explores methods of leveraging technology to improve billing practices, allowing firms can become more profitable and lawyers can eliminate a little bit of unneeded stress from their lives. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and sponsored by Tabs3.  For a free trial of the Tabs3,...