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

[Avoid a Claim] Cultural competence: An essential skill in an increasingly diverse world
With each passing day, the legal profession becomes ever more diverse. That diversity brings challenges and opportunities. LAWPRO turned to diversity specialist Ritu Bhasin, Founder and President of bhasin consulting inc., for practical advice about the steps that lawyers and firms can take to welcome lawyers regardless of their personal and cultural identity characteristics, and to foster productive and creative collaboration. What is cultural competence? Bhasin defines cultural competence as...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: Reviews! Reviews!
In between the three steps to producing powerful passwords and how to predict and set fees, we’ve had some app and product reviews you might have missed. Abacus Private Cloud James A. Farr, a solo lawyer in Alaska dealing primary with criminal and traffic ticket defense, takes us through his switch to Abacus Private Cloud. What’s interesting about his story is that he tried to hack together a system himself, starting with a business laptop he bought before progressing to servers and...
[Law Technology Today] In Brief: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Remember the song by the Chordettes, “Lollipop” and its simple phrase: “Lollipop, lollipop oh lolli lolli lolli lollipop lollipop”? Try not humming that to yourself the rest of the day! Android 5.0, or Lollipop, is Google’s updated Android OS that runs various smartphone and mobile devices made by the likes of Samsung, HTC, LG and Motorola, to name a few. ReadWrite calls Lollipop Android’s transformation from “glitchy experiment to mature commercial...
[Avoid a Claim] Title insurance policies are like a box of chocolates – No two policies are the same
“The lawyer should be knowledgeable about title insurance and discuss with the client the advantages, conditions, and limitations of the various options and coverages generally available to the client through title insurance,” states Rule 2.02(10) of the Rules of Professional Conduct. This obligation was brought home in a recent malpractice case where the lawyer did not properly address the protection title insurance would afford the client and did not fully investigate the issue at hand. In...
[Law Technology Today] Kennedy-Mighell Talk Online Tools for Learning Things Quickly
Because lawyers often need to get up to speed on a topic quickly, most find that they can learn almost anything on the Internet, provided they can find the appropriate tools and resources. In the short term, lawyers often need to do quick research for a speech, webinar, or to talk to a specialist about a subject. More lasting knowledge is needed for specific case and client knowledge, starting a new position or job, or learning about new technology. With all of the online resources available,...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lawyers and Pricing – Part 5
♫ I want you Do you want me too? I have one question Can I help you? Now watch me, what I do Now thank you for coming through my drive-thru..♫ Lyrics and Music by: Julian Casablancas, Santi White, Pharrell Williams, recorded by Julian Casablancas, Santigold, and Pharrell Williams. In the four prior posts in this series, we look at how price is just one of seven components of the legal marketing mix. Part 2 discussed the product mix – and how changing your product mix may result in a...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street
I was very pleased to have been interviewed for the cover story of the October 2014 Illinois Bar Journal titled Alternative Billing Comes to Main Street. It is available online. Patrick Lamb of Valorem Law Group in Chicago, the author...
[Avoid a Claim] Does your firm have a social media policy?
So your firm has one or more social media accounts they use to deliver its message. But do you have a social media policy for your employees to use? In this day and age, many of your employees have personal (Facebook) and professional (LinkedIn) accounts that may be effectively associated with the firm, based on the employee’s sharing of information. It’s best to have a general guideline to help the lawyers and staff at your firm know the risks and to guide them through how their online...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Nai Chi Kimchi
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Nai Chi Kimchi 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Eric Stricker and Koch Guitar Electronics
Firms in Ontario and Kansas notified us that they received an email from the purported Eric Stricker of Koch Guitar Electronics looking to retain them 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...