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 Technology Today] Quick PowerPoint Tip: Size Matters!
The size of text on PowerPoint slides matters!  If it is not clearly readable by everyone adds frustration and creates a distraction.  I’ve seen too many presenters say “You may not be able to read this, but …”.  If that is the case, then why even show the slide? There is an one old rule of thumb in the presentation world called the 8H rule of legibility.  The rule was developed as a guideline when 35 mm slides were in use.  The rule goes like this: If you can read an image from a distance of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Practice Pitfalls: Wills & Estates
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article that discusses the risks that can arise when dealing with elderly clients. Click here to read the full article "Practice Pitfalls". Changing demographics are leaving their mark on trends that concern LAWPRO counsel: We are seeing increased potential...
[Avoid a Claim] in the practicePRO Lending Library: Find Info Like a Pro
This complete hands-on guide shares the secrets, shortcuts, and realities of conducting investigative and background research using the sources of publicly available information available on the Internet. Written for legal professionals, this comprehensive desk book lists, categorizes, and describes hundreds of free and fee-based Internet sites. The resources and techniques in this book are useful for investigations; depositions; locating missing witnesses, clients, or heirs; and trial...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Bemal Patel
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Bemal Patel looking to retain him with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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 explanation of how...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Aaron Lee and A&A Electronic Distributing
A New Jerseylawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Aaron Lee of A&A Electronic Distributing looking to retain him with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Steven Taylor
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Steven Taylor looking to retain him with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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 explanation of...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Akemi Baker
A lawyer in Texas and one in South Carolina have notified us that they received an email from the purported Akemi Baker looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] How to Fire a Client
Do you have a file in your office that you can’t stand to look at?  One that sits languishing on your desk or credenza with a deadline fast approaching, yet you can’t seem to start working on it? Unwanted files … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] I’m a Believer! Speech Recognition with Dragon
Over the years, attorneys have asked me what new technology they could use to improve their practices. The concept of speech recognition would come up frequently and be quickly dismissed. They would complain that they tried it a few years ago and it never really worked for them. It was expensive, they spent too long trying to train it to work, and then it only “sort of” worked.  I smiled, nodded, and moved on because as a legal technology consultant I had run into the same issues supporting...
[Reid My Blog] Posts of Distinction with Tom Goldstein and Carolyn Elefant
I am pleased to be participating in Professor Walter Effross' symposium on blogging in the legal profession this week at American University Washington College of Law. Posts of Distinction: Starting, Sustaining and Showcasing a Blog on Legal/Policy Issues is aimed at law students and lawyers who want to start a blog to help establish their expertise and authority in an area of law and public policy. My co-panelists are Carolyn Elefant of MyShingle, Harold Feld of Tales of the Sausage Factory,...