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] 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,...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] CBA’s Law Firm Start-up Boot Camp is one week away – register today!
Whether you are going solo, opening a small firm, or just need a refresher, the CBA’s new “Law Firm Start Up Boot Camp” is a day long event that will provide essential information on getting a successful law practice up and running. The program will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, from 8:45 a.m. [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Iwashima Lui of Iwashima Electronics Co Ltd.
A lawyer in Ontario and one in Colorado have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Iwashima Lui of Iwashima Electronics Co 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: Iwashima Lui [mailto:iwashimalui@ymail.com] Sent: September-23-12 4:41 PM To: Lawyer Name Subject:...
[Law Technology Today] A Mobile Security Checklist
Adapted and excerpted from Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers (2012) by Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries, and John W. Simek, now available from LPM Publishing. Smartphones and tablets offer great benefits to attorneys and law firms. They also present great risks. It is critical for attorneys to understand and address these risks, particularly in the area of safeguarding client information. Basic security measures include: ♦ Review and follow the security instructions of the phone...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers Should Pick up This Resource About Twitter
Social media is obviously huge and significant. Certainly a lot of people use social media very successfully for marketing. Using social media can be fun, which means it holds the potential to be a huge time sink. By now most...
[Law Technology Today] Attact Clients Using Social Media
Today’s social media age holds opportunity for more than just marketers. Social media is paying off for lawyers in big ways because it helps them attract new clients, expand their network, and grow their practice. Lawyers who don’t understand social media or aren’t willing to try are missing out on an excellent opportunity in a struggling legal market. Learn how to use social media to your benefit with Effectively Using Social Media to Grow Your Practice by the ABA Law Practice Management...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 2012 Economic Survey of Oregon Lawyers
The 2012 Economic Survey is now available on the OSB Web site.  The data on billing practices begins on page 32 of the PDF: Average hours billed per month in Oregon: 99 (all attorneys) – down from 2007 Average and median billing rates of $242 and $225 per hour compare to $213 and $200 in [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] The Chrometa’s Running: Upgrades Aplenty for Time-Tracking App
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of September through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I cover some recent upgrades to Chrometa, the time keeping app invented by the buffalo wing prince of Sacramento.  Come for the information on Chrometa’s revised timesheets, and improved mobile access, stay for the Warren Zevon. Read more here. Liner Notes You’ll all remember Neil Diamond; and, if you’re Massachusetts-local, you’...