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 Tips Blog] Some Great Work/Life Balance Resources
Work/life balance is an issue for many these days. It is not just an issue for lawyers, although the challenge tends to be felt acutely by many in the legal profession. Last week the Oklahoma Bar Association ran a series...
[SC Small Firm] ABA TECHSHOW 2012
The future of the legal profession was on the minds of both attendees and speakers at last week’s TECHSHOW in Chicago. New products were announced, attendance was up, and the exhibitor hall was sold out, hinting at a possible economic recovery in the works.  Amicus Attorney unveiled a new cloud solution, while many other products announced new partnerships and enhancements. For new product details, visit Attorney at Work and Law.com. Jim Calloway delivered a stirring keynote speech on the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Ailing (or Aiding) Justice …
♬ I want a new drug  One that does what it should…♬  Lyrics, music and recorded by Huey Lewis. On Monday April 2, 2012, Dr. Frank Fowlie, the Internet Ombudsman, Kari Boyle of MediateBC and your humble scribe did a presentation for the University of British Columbia law school.  It was entitled: ODR Around the World and was meant to be an introduction into the emerging field of Online Dispute Resolution and how it is changing the way that people could resolve their disputes using...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Privacy Please!
See my recent post to the SLAW.ca blog “Privacy Please!“: This post  is already dated. Why? Because privacy – or the lack thereof – is daily news. Facebook just announced their privacy policy would be called a “data use policy”. Before that it was Google’s announcement that they would be combining all the data collected [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Map Shows All North American Lawyers Are Targets of Bad Cheque Frauds
Our primary goal when we started posting bad cheque fraud warnings was the protection of LAWPRO-insured lawyers, most of whom reside in Ontario. An unexpected result has been the huge response from lawyers outside Ontario. Of the nearly 2,300 emails we've received from targeted lawyers since January 2011, almost half have come from outside Ontario. We have had reports of fraud attempts from every province and territory in Canada and almost every U.S. state. In addition, we have had...
[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Theresa Hartman
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Theresa Hartman with regards to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: Theresa Hartman. [mailto:hartmanltheresa@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 4:11 AM Subject: Re:...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2012 ABA TECHSHOW Takeaways…
♬ Money talks, it’ll tell you a story Money talks, says strange things Money talks very loudly …Money talks…♬ Lyrics and music by JJ Cale and Christine Lakeland, recorded by JJ Cale.     Having just returned from ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, I thought I would take a moment and lay out what I believe was the grand theme that was running through this year’s show. Yes, there were great and new technologies. Yes, the conference showed just how deeply the iPad and Apple...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Ethical Issues and Responsibilities in Billing for Paralegals
On Tuesday, April 10 I will be presenting the NBI program: Ethical Issues and Responsibilities in Billing for Paralegals.  If you are a lawyer utilizing paralegals in your practice, I hope you support continuing legal education for staff and will register your paralegal for this program.  Here are the details: Webinar Times (April 10) Eastern  [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] Lawyers Are Seeing ROI for Time Invested in Social Media
A recent survey conducted by American Lawyer Media shows that law firms, regardless of size, are realizing a return on investment for the time they are investing in social media marketing and building an online presence.  Read the article about it which appeared in the National Law Journal’s online publication Law.com.
[Law Practice Advisor] Girl’s (and Boy’s) Guide to Law School (and Practice Start-Up Considerations): Some More Tips from LOMAP
I recently had the distinct pleasure of contributing three guest posts to Alison Monahan’s ‘The Girl's Guide to Law School’. (I’m not sure Alison quite wanted three posts; but, that's what I wrote, and that is what she probably felt compelled to use, probably in order to save my feelings.) The three posts are framed as my answers to three questions posed by Alison, in the guise of the everywoman (or everyman) law student. You can find my long-winded responses, across the various queries, as...