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] “Taking Control of Your Mood” by Homewood Human Solutions
LAWPRO believes that helping lawyers improve their personal health and workplace effectiveness can reduce the likelihood of claims, and financially supports the Law Society’s Member Assistance Program (MAP), which is administered by Homewood Human Solutions (HHS). Homewood offers a number of e-Learning Courses that lawyers can do from their desks, and from time to time we’ll highlight one of them here on our blog (note that first-time users of the Homewood site will need to register before...
[Law Practice Advisor] Review: JustiServ: A Legal Matching Service
Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with Northeastern University Law Professor Deborah Ramirez to discuss her newest venture, JustiServ. I say “newest” because Professor Ramirez previously founded JusticeBridge, a law practice incubator with offices in Boston and New Bedford providing resources and education to new law school graduates to serve low-income clients. As Professor Ramirez explained, she’s pursued these ventures to promote access to justice. That vision is echoed by her son,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Sang Tran and Val Engineering
A Nevada firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Sang Tran of Val Engineering 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 Fraud Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] How to Use Analytics in Law Practice
In this episode of The Legal Toolkit, Jared Correia interviews data analytics specialists Patrick Fuller and Bill Sowinski about the analysis of current trends in the legal field, why and how a law firm should implement analytics, and the recommended technologies and processes for big and small law firms. Fuller discusses current trends in the AmLaw 200 (the Top 200 U.S.-based law firms ranked by revenue according to the American Lawyer magazine). He talks about how AmLaw’s metrics are...
[Law Technology Today] How to Overcome Barriers Using Checklists
So you’ve created a checklist. Now what do you do with it? Even a great idea with a lightning fast return on investment will meet resistance somewhere along the line. Creating and adopting new systems is challenging. Even beginning the process may require overcoming objections. You may encounter some of the following objections from yourself and others: “I’m too busy now. I’ll wait until things settle down.” “I don’t need these checklists; I know this stuff.” “There’s no way to create a system...
[Avoid a Claim] Lawyers launching their own firms shouldn’t over look these 10 things
When making the decision to launch a new firm there are seemingly a million decisions to consider. According to the Above The Law blog, lawyers can get mentally trapped by too many of these “little” decisions and overlook some crucial things that can ensure the success of their new venture. Here are ten “big” things that lawyers starting a new firm should consider (and read the full blog post to learn more about each.) Leave, Don’t Quit Get Clients on Your Side Don’t...
[Law Technology Today] How Technology Helped a Quadriplegic Build His Practice
Thirty years ago, a bicycle accident left me paralyzed from the neck down. At sixteen years old, I spent a year and a half in a New York City hospital, 60 miles from my home on Long Island, New York. Returning home, I was confronted with the challenge of beginning a new way of life. Unable to perform the most basic activities of daily living, I was 100% dependent upon others for these needs. The challenges that I faced seemed mountainous, and to overcome them would not only take the ability to...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opportunity — Office Manager / Paralegal / Assistant
A growing solo practice PI firm in Conshohocken, PA is looking for someone who can do it all.  A great job opportunity!  The ideal candidate will have: three or more years’ experience in a plaintiffs personal injury law firm experience managing a small office well-developed communication skills experience with cloud-based or traditional practice management computer software — Clio experience a plus experience with motor vehicle cases, premises cases, and medical malpractice is important The...
[Law Technology Today] How Cloud Computing Can Work for Your Firm (Free Webinar)
Cloud computing is empowering many firms to provide the latest technology and software to employees while dramatically decreasing IT complexity. In this interactive session you’ll learn how the private cloud works, see it in action in case studies and walk away with resources to begin building your own private cloud strategy. Join us for How Cloud Computing Can Work for Your Firm and discover how to successfully adopt the cloud and apply it in your practice. About the Free Webinar: How Cloud...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening / Opportunity – Paralegal
Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager, is a boutique trusts and estates law firm with 17 attorneys and 6 paralegals located 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia in West Conshohocken.  They have a job opening / opportunity for an experienced, full-time trusts and estates paralegal. Qualified Candidate Requirements: Minimum of 4 years trusts and estates experience, including administration of complex estates and trusts, and preparation of Federal and State tax returns (706, PA-1500, 1041,...