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] In Search of Lost Time: Tracking and Recording Time
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP.  In this week’s tip, we provide thoughts on time tracking and recording efficiencies.  Read the tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kang Sung Jin of Cowan Co Ltd
Three lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Shajesh Munish of Usha Martin 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: Mr.Kang Sung Jin [] Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 10:16 AM To: Lawyer Name Subject: Request For...
[Law Technology Today] Windows Calculator: Simple. Or is it?
Everyone is familiar with that trusty old standby – the Windows Calculator.  If you don’t use specialized software, Excel, or your real world physical calculator (does anyone still use one of those?) when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, you probably use the built-in Windows Calculator. Did you know that the Windows 7 (and Windows 8 for those brave, adventurous souls) Calculator has, in addition to that basic functionality, some other very useful bells & whistles?  If...
[Law Technology Today] A Social Stream in an Ocean of Big Data
Hello big data! The buzz is getting louder around the legal water coolers these days. There’s a lot more talk about big data regulations, compliance, and privacy—the legal stuff, of course. But there are also an increasing number of conversations around concepts such as “disparate records” stored in “unstructured” ways on network drives, PCs, mobile devices, and even flash drives, followed by a discussion on how they will be integrated, analyzed and made useful for the law firm. Depending upon...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Why You Should Build the Cost of Doing Business Into Your Fee
Credit card merchant fees (“check out” fees) are back in the news with the recent preliminary class action settlement between retailers and credit card giants Visa and MasterCard. Lawyers who accept credit cards often ask whether they can pass these fees on to their clients.  It is unlikely the settlement will change the landscape for [...]
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO library: Flying Solo
This comprehensive guide so solo practice includes practical information gathered from a wide range of contributors, including successful solo practitioners, law firm consultants, state and local bar practice management advisors, and law school professors. All the contributors share tips and advice that can be easily implemented in your solo or small-firm practice. This classic ABA book first walks you through a step-by-step analysis of the decision to start a solo practice, including...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Complying with PDF/A Filing Requirements
Did you miss the PDF/A Webinar offered by Acrobat for Legal Professionals? Watch the recording and: Learn about the various “flavors” of PDF/A See the new PDF/A-related features in Acrobat XI for easier conformance: Find out the requirements and restrictions of PDF/A How to create PDF/A using multiple methods Working in PDF/A View Mode Use [...]
[Law Technology Today] Taking Control of Your Mobile Apps
The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Episode 96 You can find apps today for everything. You will also find that apps will start to accumulate on your smartphone or tablet device at a rapid pace. You might already have dozens or even hundreds of apps, especially free apps, populating screen after screen. It can start to feel a little overwhelming.  In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how the growth in use of apps can lead to app management issues, today’s...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Checklist for commercial transactions
Many commercial matters involve the preparation of one or more documents. These documents are drafted based on communications between the parties to the document and/or their respective lawyers, the specific circumstances of the matter and applicable substantive law. While the majority of commercial deals in Ontario are concluded without difficulties, all too often LAWPRO sees claims arising due to various real – or alleged – problems with the documents that lawyers have prepared for clients...
[PA Law Practice Management] Goodbye Mr. Lucky Boy – Dealing with Inevitable Loss
This is an intensely personal post.  Some of you may want to skip it.  It’s not the normal type of discourse for this blog.  It’s about loss and bereavement.  But this once I am breaking my rule and thinking about the writer instead of the audience.  I need to write this. Mr. Lucky Boy — an old dog still willing to learn new tricks! This is Mr. Lucky Boy.  He’s a sweet old black Lab who has been a resident of “Camp Freedman” for over 14 years.  He has...