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] Quick Tip: 3 Simple iPad Tricks
Want to get a little bit more out of that iPad?  Here are three helpful features you may not have realized were available: Reopen recently closed tabs. Accidentally closed the wrong tab in the iPad’s Safari web browse?  Just tap and hold the “+” sign in the tab bar and you’ll get a list of recently closed tabs. Tap the one you’re interested in to reopen it. Go beyond a 4-digit pin for security. A 4-digit code is all most people use to secure their iPad and other...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Paul Agius
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Richard Frazier looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: Paul Agius [mailto:paul.agius101@gmail.com] Sent: August 1, 2012 3:52 PM To...
[Law Technology Today] How YOU Can Deliver Legal Services Online
Attorneys who deliver legal services online show an increase in efficiency, higher client satisfaction, and a more competitive practice in today’s legal climate. If you’re not using the internet to deliver legal services, notice the overwhelming benefits that technology brings to the clients you serve, your work-life balance, and to the legal profession. Learn the best practices for delivering legal services online and its ethical concerns in the upcoming CLE webinar from the ABA Law Practice...
[Avoid a Claim] PC Law users: beware of fraudulent “update your information” calls
An Ontario lawyer has advised us that his office received a call purportedly from PC Law looking to “update their information”. The number was from the 613 area code. PC Law advised the lawyer that they didn’t make any such call, and would never need to as they are connected online. This may be a scam attempt similar to another one in which callers pretend to be from Microsoft and try to get credit card details or personal information under the cover of providing...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Garnishing Lawyer Trust Accounts
Yes they can! “… (L)awyer trust accounts enjoy no special status with regard to garnishment law. Funds in a lawyer trust account are, by definition, client funds and are subject to claims of the client’s creditors.” For a discussion of this topic, see Sylvia Stevens, Trust Account Lessons: Cautionary Notes (July 2008).  Contact Oregon State [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Diversify Your Practice While Avoiding the Danger of a Malpractice Claim
The new issue of LAWPRO Magazine includes an article entitled Diversify without dabbling: before expanding your practice, expand your competence!. It looks at how how lawyers who are considering expanding the scope of their practice can do so safely and avoid a malpractice claim (dabbling outside one's comfort zone is often a cause of claims). Watch for the full version of this article at www.lawpro.ca/magazine. Here are five tips from the article on how to expand your practice skills...
[Law Technology Today] Preparing for a Paperless Practice (Free Webinar)
Much of the day-to-day work of law firms and legal departments, regardless of size or practice area, revolves around documents: creating them, sharing them, storing them, and locating them.  Traditional paper documents are cumbersome and frustrating to manage.  Aside from the costs associated with printing, shipping, and storing the documents, there’s also an enormous efficiency loss involved in organizing and searching paper files. A paperless practice offers numerous practical benefits,...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Rethinking the roles of your law firm’s support staff (and more resources for the lawyer-employer)
Earlier this year, I wrote a column for Lawyer's USA about Rethinking the roles of your law firm’s support staff. In many small or medium-sized law firms, the staff is divided between secretaries and legal assistants, with perhaps a receptionist...
[PA Law Practice Management] Would You Recommend This Blog?
Each year there are a few well-known listings of top blogs.  Probably none are a better crowning jewel than the ABA Blawg 100.  I have watched as colleagues have been repeatedly nominated.  I have been delighted to see some PBA members win a place in the distinguished final listing.  Is it my turn?  I have never asked anyone to nominate my blog before, and perhaps that explains why I have never had a shot at being listed.  But I am repeatedly reposted, tweeted, retweeted, and contacted...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – August 10th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 10th: Jim Calloway noted changes to MRPC1.1 which may turn all lawyers into legal technologists. An old Android virus dubbed Zues-in-the-mobile or Zitmo may now be targeting BlackBerry devices as well. How dramatic is the sales gap between the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab?  Recent court filings reveal the answer. Microsoft’s next Patch Tuesday will include the release of nine security patches...