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 Tips Blog] Taking a Charge
This weekend I am going to spend some time watching the NBA playoffs on TV. Some might say too much time, but that would just be an opinion, not a fact. I'm not alone in having this weekend plan in...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Interesting Stats and Info in Altman Weil 2012 Law Firms in Transition Survey
Altman Weil just released its Altman Weil 2012 Law Firms in Transition Survey. This is the fourth time they have released this survey. While a tad big US law focused, it does clearly show that the bigger firms are waking up to and addressing the profound changes and challenges that are occurring in the practice of big law. A good read for those with a bit of extra time this long (at least here in Ontario!) weekend.
[Law Practice Advisor] Mixed Messages: Keep Your Personal and Professional Profiles Separate on Social Media
Last week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. Last week's Tip asserted the primary importance of dividing your business and personal personae online. Read the Tip here.
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law Practice TODAY – May issue
The May issue of Law Practice TODAY is out.  This month’s theme is ”What’s Happening in the Cloud?”  Articles include: New (and Often Overlooked) Features and Functions of Google Apps Office 365 for Lawyers Document Management: Finding it in the Cloud Lawyering Security in the Cloud How to Make Your Services Irresistible to Clients Web Site 101: [...]
[PMATips] Add a Privacy Filter to Your Laptop
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? Adding a privacy filter to your screen will narrow the viewing angle so that only the person looking directly at the screen has a readable view. These filters also help protect the screens from damage and reduce glare. The filters are available at most office supply stores and from online retailers in a wide range...

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[Avoid a Claim] Trademark infringement scam by Lily Wang targets Ontario lawyers
Two Ontario lawyers have just reported to us that they received the following message from the purported Lily Wang. This scam is very similar to other breach licence scams we have seen over the last several months. It is a setup to dupe a lawyer into wiring good funds from a trust account after depositing a fraudulent cheque received in payment of damages. Here is a copy of the message the lawyers received: From: Lily Wang [mailto:lily_wang101@9.cn] Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 12:33...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Slidedeck from How to… Acrobat for Litigators now online
The How to… Acrobat for Litigators slide deck is now online . The recording will be online shortly. Stay tuned!
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Web-Based Dispute Resolution Systems Gain Traction (“ODR”)
♫ The spheres’re in commotion The elements in harmony She blinded me with science “She blinded me with science!” And hit me with technology…♫ Lyrics and Music by Thomas Dolby and Jonathan Kerr, recorded by Thomas Dolby. This is a guest post by my friend and colleague, Christy Burke, written today for the blog Legal IT Professionals.  With her permission I have reproduced it here. Web-Based Dispute Resolution Systems Gain Traction as Court Delays and Low Value Disputes...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Organizing Paper Files
Why am I writing about how to organize your paper files when going “paperless” is all the rage?  Because 6,269 views of Setting Up an Effective Filing System tells me there is still a demand for information on this subject. I uploaded Setting Up an Effective Filing System to Slideshare three years ago.  The article first appeared in the [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Use Google Maps to help clients find your office
How often do you find yourself giving new clients directions to your office? Google Maps offers a great tool for creating a map that will show clients the location of your office. Go to maps.google.com and type your office address into the search box. Click on the link icon (look for an icon with 3 chain links at the top right corner of your screen). This will open a pop-up that will give you a URL link you can use to access that same map. Send that link to a new client via email and they...