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 Matters] The One Page Business Plan for Lawyers – Part 2
In my last post, I wrote about the notion of lawyers using a simplified, one page business plan when starting law firms. In this post, I’d like to share some of the good examples of one page business plans from around the web and discuss how they might work for lawyers starting law firms. It’s probably evident that in using a one page business plan, editing is king. That is to say, what you decide to leave out is as important as what the plan authors have included. As a result,...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Preparing for a Paperless Practice
The right digital strategy will reduce your operating expenses while making your documents safer and more accessible. This webinar, recorded in August 2012, provides an overview of the benefits of a paperless practice as well as practical considerations such as usability, security, remote access, and the legal document life cycle. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and sponsored by ABBYY USA and Conarc, Inc.
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Dealing with Change
♫ The future ain’t what it used to be…♫ Music and Lyrics by Jim Steinman, recorded by Meat Loaf and Jennifer Hudson.   Many writers have opined on what is the biggest challenge facing us today. Climate change, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and the economy all get high rankings. In my view, in the long run, these are superseded by a much bigger challenge: The rate of change. Just to get some perspective on how quickly things have changed, the Stone Age lasted some 3.4...
[PA Law Practice Management] Hundreds of Free Security Software Packages
A tip-of-the-hat goes out once again to Gizmo’s Freeware for providing an updated listing of hundreds of free security software packages, along with reviews and live links. In the past two weeks I have received literally dozens of spoofed emails from alleged Facebook friends, with toxic links inside.  Thankfully, I never click on links, unless it is clear why it has been sent.  I always think it’s worth a simple email asking that question before taking the risk.  But it reminds me...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Can I Practice “On the Side?”
Lawyers sometimes ask if they can start a law practice “on the side” while maintaining their current position.  This question raises several red flags. Conflicts of Interest Assuming your employer agrees to let you “moonlight” (and that’s a big assumption), you must address potential conflicts.  At first blush, you might think this concern applies only [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] LAWPRO's Domestic Contract Matter Tooklit Helps Family Law Practitioners Reduce Claims
The following article from the August 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine introduces LAWPRO's new domestic contract matter toolkit. The toolkit can be downloaded in full or in part at www.practicepro.ca/checklists Between 2007 and 2011, 830 family law claims were reported to LAWPRO. These claims are costly. Resolving them will cost LAWPRO approximately $21 million. Some of these claims arose due to real (or alleged) problems with domestic contract matters. That is the bad news. Domestic...
[Law Practice Advisor] One Form Can Keep Your Practice Working -- Even If You Can’t
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, Scott writes about how one technology information form can save your practice. Read the Tip here.
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Email Issues For Lawyers: Four Not-So-Frequently Asked Questions
Email Issues For Lawyers Today is my column in this month's Oklahoma Bar Journal. Dealing with email is a challenge for many business professionals. I actually intended to write this piece about something that was related, but I was inspired...
[Law Technology Today] New Tech Book Roundup: iPad, Twitter, and Facebook in One Hour
Now that beach-reading season is coming to a close, it’s time to start thinking about reading material that will positively impact your law practice. LPM Publishing is working on three technology books that we’re very excited about: iPad in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition (now available) is a fully revised and updated version of the ABA best-selling book that has helped thousands of attorneys get more out of their iPad. This acclaimed book presents the essentials so you don’t get...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Oregon Foreclosure Checklist Updated
The Professional Liability Fund Trust Deed Foreclosure Checklist (August 2012) has been updated to incorporate specific requirements related to SB 1552.  Practitioners are encouraged to review the Foreclosure Mediation Requirements in tandem with the checklist.   Download the Trust Deed Foreclosure Checklist and Foreclosure Mediation Requirements on the PLF Web site > Practice Aids and Forms > Real [...]