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

[The Last Word] I’m sorry, you’re breaking up!
As lawyers – like the rest of the general public – have come to rely more and more on mobile phones to communicate, we frequently find ourselves either being unable to hear someone who is calling us or, worse, being told that we can’t be heard or understood. If you constantly use your mobile phone […]
[Law Practice Matters] The New Evernote Web Clipper for Google Chrome
I’ve been a user of both Evernote and Google Chrome for some time. I spend a lot of time on the internet reading about technology and law practice management and my research style is disorganized and desultory. While I’m working on one subject, I often come across items I want to come back to later. Evernote, and in particular its browser extension, Web Clipper, are a perfect match for me. Except for one thing: the Web Clipper was clunky and difficult to use. Until now. The new...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Attend the Pacific Legal Technology Conference Live or on the Web – Oct 4 in Vancouver
In a few weeks (on Friday Oct 4, 2013) the Pacific Legal Technology Conference will be taking place at the new West Convention Center on the waterfront in Vancouver. I think this is the best legal technology conference in the country. And even better – this year people from right across Canada can easily attend because all the sessions at the conference will be webcast. I am disappointed that I can’t attend or speak this year because of conflict. As a past attendee and speaker, I can say you...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Practice Management Systems Software
What can practice management systems software do for your law practice? With the right system in place, you and your staff will have the ability to automatically route items, tasks, documents, and events to certain people based on their role in the case or matter, as well as manage deadlines, improve responsiveness to clients, reduce malpractice insurance rates, and boost overall productivity. The challenge is to find a program that best serves the needs of your firm. Written by legal...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Rick Benson
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Rick Benson looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. 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 of an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Encryption: Essential Best Practice or Much Ado About Nothing?
In a recent post, MASS LOMAP’s senior law practice management advisor Jared Correia shared the ABCs of encryption.  Whether you’re securing one document at a time or an entire collection, be sure to check out his recommendations.  Another excellent resource … Continue reading →
[PA Law Practice Management] Custom Apps Created by Law Firms – Brilliant Marketing
A terrific next step in education-based marketing strategy is the law firm mobile device app, designed to address a specific client need.  Law Technology News recently reported on  apps designed by Latham & Watkins and O’Melveny & Myers, to inform users about anti-bribery and anti-corruption laws. The Latham & Watkins iPhone and iPad app, which is called the AB&C  Laws Application, was launched on  July 18th.  It is free from Apple Inc.’s iTunes app store. The app...
[PA Law Practice Management] Document Assembly – Work Smarter Instead of Harder
Repetitive documents are most cost-effectively produced using document assembly software.  I recall reading that approximately 80% of legal documents are mostly repetitive; using boilerplate language.  They provide opportunity to gain efficiency in production by working smart. Document assembly software provides a user with the ability to create an “interview” or “standard information” form.  It then merges the information into a document.  While one can actually create...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
There was some excellent commentary and insight from the LPM-o-sphere this week: Erik Heels contributed a great piece to Attorney at Work called Free Your Law Practice’s Computing Budget. Erik discusses the multitude of free desktop and cloud software available along with what is worth paying for. Heather Morse, publisher of The Legal Watercooler, gets into the ROI on a legal blog in her article, How NOT to Measure the Value of a Legal Blog.  a thoughtful discussion using SCOTUSblog as an...
[The Last Word] The Deadline is Approaching – Are You Ready?
Regardless of your feelings about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare, its provisions are slowly but surely being implemented and there is an approaching deadline that law firms need to know about. Under the provisions of the ACA many employers are required to notify their employees by October 1, 2013 about the […]