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] Alexander the Great: LOMAP Hires a New Practice Advisor
People like free stuff, which is great for the people -- but, sometimes, not-so-great for the free stuff.  As LOMAP takes on more and more clients, and continues to work with its existing clients, our staff gets stretched ever-thinner, attempting to effectively manage a fast-growing caseload.  In determining that a couple more hands on deck would go a long way to increasing our responsiveness, we have recently hired a new practice advisor, Heidi Alexander.  You can learn more...
[Law Technology Today] “Liking” Your Connections with the New LinkedIn Endorsements
LinkedIn has added a number of new features recently, but the one that seems to be getting the most attention, and is certainly the most noticeable, is the new “endorsement” feature, which was introduced in late September. LinkedIn has always had “recommendations.” Recommendations allow your connections to write a short note about how much they liked working with you or highlighting something positive about you. Interestingly, for lawyers, these recommendations might bring into play ethical...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Lawyers Moving to Windows 8?
Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 8, released on October 26, 2012.  It is optimized for touch screen computing and completely revamps the user interface. Recently a CBA member asked me if I was aware if law firms were switching to Windows 8.  My response, in part: “I haven’t heard of any firms switching to Windows 8, though it will become more difficult to order new computers, especially from big box retail stores, without the new OS. I would recommend against it until we...
[The Last Word] CLE – Take Your Office Paperless and More!
If you are struggling to develop the skills and procedures needed to implement the recent order mandating e-filing, or if you just want to improve your existing technology skills, this program is for you. On Tuesday, December 18th, the Alabama State Bar will present Legal Technology Show and Tell: Skills to Make E-Practice Painless, with [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Beach of IP agreement scam by Masatoshi Sugioka
Two Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Kenji Ohwa of Daiwa Shuppan Publishing Inc with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email. From: INPEX CORPORATION, JAPAN [mailto:chinleearge@live.com] Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:55 PM Subject: Legal Issue We are a large energy...
[Law Technology Today] Let Your Computer or Phone Type for You: It’s Like Having Superpowers!
Today’s guest post comes from Ernie Svenson, author of the brand new LPM book Blogging in One Hour for Lawyers. Ernie practiced commercial litigation for 26 years, first with a mid-sized New Orleans law firm, and then for six years as a solo practitioner. He’s now a full-time speaker on tech-related topics, and he blogs at www.ernietheattorney.net.  If you hate typing with a computer keyboard, I feel your pain. Even if you can type pretty well it’s frustrating to have to key...
[Law Technology Today] Features in iOS 6 You May Not Know About
Are you the proud owner of a new iPhone 5 of maybe even the brand-new iPad Mini?  If so, you are using Apple’s latest mobile operating system, dubbed iOS 6.  Even if you don’t have the latest i-device, iOS 6 will work on most all Apple devices – the iPhone 3GS and later, and the iPad 2 and later. With each new release of its operating system, Apple always includes tons of new features, some of which are better publicized than others.  You are no doubt well aware that Apple’s new Maps app has...
[SC Small Firm] Password Tip
We all know it’s a no-no to use the same password for everything. If your computer or one of the companies you do business with online is hacked, the bad guys have access to everything you use that password for, from online banking to Dropbox to your firm’s network. You need two things: strong passwords and a way to remember them. For tips on choosing a good password, Microsoft offers some easy to follow suggestions. You won’t have to remember all your new passwords if you use a secure password...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Non-Traditional Legal Careers
♫ Like a square peg in a round hole. No, don’t ever fit in. So you don’t beg, or sell your soul. Oh, you’re stronger within …♫ – Music and Lyrics by B. Knight, P. Simm, recorded by Beverly Knight. This is traditionally the time of year that lawyers contemplate new careers.  Accordingly, I have reproduced an article I wrote for the Canadian Bar on alternative careers for lawyers: I have friends in large law firms who don’t understand why someone who worked their way through law school...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Shaoxiang Huang
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Shaoxiang Huang with regards to a 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: LEGAL INQUIRY [mailto:ibnuhadjar@pusri.co.id] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 5:09 PM Subject: Legal Representative Needed Dear Counsel, We need a litigation...