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] Your Practice in Your Pocket: Tips for Practicing Law on Mobile Devices
The world has gone mobile. Smartphones and tablets are everywhere, being used for both personal and work purposes. Whether you define mobile devices as consumer or professional tools, you may be wondering if there are effecient ways to use mobile platforms that are customized for the needs of legal professionals. In our 30 minute webinar, discover how, through a mobile device platform, you can have your practice everywhere you go. Join us on Wednesday, April 23rd at 2pm ET for Your Practice in...
[Law Technology Today] New Book Alert: “Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers”
If you missed out on ABA TECHSHOW 2014′s paperless office seminars, or if you’d like to build on the knowledge you gained at the conference, then pick up our brand new book, Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers, from the ABA Webstore in print and in e-book form. The legal community is notorious for generating paper—and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper...
[SC Small Firm] More on the Heartbleed bug
According to tech expert Sharon Nelson’s blog, Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL, but it has been there at least two years and is not easily exploitable. It is currently estimated that the bug affects as many as two-thirds of computer servers.  These servers are working on fixing the bug, so it’s key not to change your password until after you confirm they’ve applied the fix. To help you with this, there are websites keeping track of patched sites and those that are still exposed. Of the many...
[Law Technology Today] Lessons from Heartbleed
If you’re still in the dark about the “Heartbleed” bug, flip through Vox’s card deck or visit the Heartbleed website. Last Friday, we highlighted some ways to check the security of your law firm technology. That same day, CloudFlare issued a challenge to the hacker community to steal its security certificate in order to answer the question: Can you get private SSL Keys using Heartbleed? Yes, you can. Over the past couple days, it has been reported that Heartbleed was...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of franchise agreement scam using the name Junya Suzuki
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Junya Suzuki with regards to retaining their services to collect on breach of a franchise agreement. This is a bad cheque scam (similar to those alleging a breach of an IP or copyright agreement) 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 party in...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO PROTECT YOUR LAW FIRM FROM HEARTBLEED
As an attorney you work with sensitive client documents. Whether you entrust those documents to a file cabinet in your office or a cloud service, like Dropbox or Box, the onus is on you to safeguard your client’s information. Using cloud services provides a huge benefit to large and small businesses alike and have been […]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!
Have you developed a new and better way to serve your clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services? If so, you deserve recognition from your legal industry peers, colleagues and clients. Presented by the College of Law Practice Management, the InnovAction Awards recognize lawyers, law firms, and other legal service providers engaged in extraordinary, game-changing, innovative activities. Apply today to share your breakthrough and to...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Legal Tech by the Numbers
As we bid adieu to tips, sites, and other good stuff curated from this year’s ABA TECHSHOW, some interesting numbers for you – courtesy of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Who is Using the Cloud and Who is Using … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Lean Operation for a Client-Centric Practice
In December 2013, I moved from San Francisco back to my Cincinnati hometown and opened a solo practice, returning to the full-time practice of law after a 20-year hiatus. My firm is a boutique business and transactional law firm, focusing on entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses. That segment has always been an under-served and poorly-served niche. I realized there was an opportunity to shake things up from the traditional norm of how lawyers and law firms operate. In addition,...
[PA Law Practice Management] Security Issues on iPhone 5s
Attorneys who use the iPhone 5s should refrain from enabling Touch ID.  There have already been two patches in response to two security flaws.  But tech experts feel that the Touch ID feature is still a risk for phones carrying confidential client information.  Michael Pham of Winstead Attorneys has some insights in a post on the WinTech blog.  He suggests that employers implement strict written policies and  procedures that require employees to keep their mobile devices current with the latest...