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] 5 Strategies for Building the Law Firm of the Future
Nobody ever said it would be easy to predict the future. Even Nostradamus was wrong most of the time. Legal futurists offer assumptions as to what law practice will look like 10, 20 years down the line. But, you’re probably more interested in what will happen in the nearer term, in the next 5 years or so. Judging from what is taking place today, the law firm of the future is likely to be defined by these five hallmarks: Personalized Marketing Collaborative Technology New Service Delivery...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Oregon eCourt – Where are we now?
Judging by the numbers, Oregon eCourt is a success.  In February, March, and April of this year an average of 65,666 documents were filed electronically using the Odyssey eFile and Serve system:  Easy-Peasy or a Bumpy Ride? The transition from paper-based filing to … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Managing Cross-Border Litigation in a Mobile World
A recent report on legal technology in the 21st century highlights two fundamental, closely related trends expected to have the biggest impact on business and the legal profession over the next decade: the rapid mobilization of people and data, and the increasing globalization of business activity. Ubiquitous mobility has begun to erase the traditional geographic and jurisdictional barriers to business and make possible a truly global marketplace. Accordingly, it is now commonplace for large...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Track changes: Display for review options (Word 2010 and 2013)
Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:People who use Track Changes sometimes find the Display for Review options confusing.  For one thing, some users don’t realize that changing the Display for Review option to “Final” (or, in Word…
[Law Technology Today] How to Mobilize Your Legal Calendar
Managing your calendar is a critical aspect of practicing law. Schedules can be complex and deadlines matter. You want your calendar in your pocket (or on your wrist), but consumer calendars don’t have the tools attorneys need. In this video, discover helpful ideas on how to make your calendaring easier, more accurate, and completely mobile. You’ll learn: full legal scheduling on mobile devices techniques for improving individual and team scheduling how to automate legal scheduling strategies...
[Law Practice Advisor] Fastcase 50: Jared’s Big Debut
Jared has finally made it to the big leagues being named one of Fastcase 50’s “smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders” in the legal industry. Why? Well, if you know Jared, I’m certain you can answer that question for yourself. But, I’ll boast on his behalf anyhow. Here’s a sampling of his accomplishments via Fastcase 50: “regular contributor to Attorney at Work”, “written the foundational ABA guide Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers”, “co-hosts the Legal Toolkit...
[Law Technology Today] My Apple Watch: Initial Impressions, Uses, and its Benefits for Attorneys
I received my Apple Watch mid-May. I was disappointed to not receive it early, but I suppose I’m less of a die-hard fan than I thought: refusing to wake at 3 a.m. to place an order. Oh well, it’s here now, and I’m enjoying it thus far. Here are my intial thoughts: Setup In typical Apple style, my watch arrived snug inside a sleek white box. Included in the box were a power cord and instruction booklet. I immediately connected the charger to my outlet and placed the watch on...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] A New Appellate Court Opinion on "Pocket Dialing"
Yes, I know we all call it something else other than "pocket dialing," but congratulations to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals for using a more polite term. Huff vs Spaw (Download in PDF) was issued this week. I...
[Law Technology Today] Are Lawyers Ready for Artificial Intelligence?
“Artificial Intelligence is a means of designing a system that can perceive its environment and take actions that will maximize its success.” -Tom Mighell. Developments in Big Data, machine learning, IBM Watson, and other advancements in technology have brought back the cyclical discussion of what artificial intelligence might mean for lawyers. Has anything really changed, or have we just reached another round of the AI debate? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and...
[Law Technology Today] Hosted vs. Web-based Legal Practice Management
A recurring theme with the many law firms is confusion around what “cloud-based” really means, and what their options are when they’re looking to ditch their servers and move their practice to the cloud. The world of cloud computing is admittedly full of buzzwords with overlapping meanings. For law firms, this creates misunderstandings that lead to frustration in selecting a cloud solution, or missing great opportunities to leverage the cloud altogether. All too often, firms feel they must...