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

[PA Law Practice Management] Another June Seminar Presentation Scheduled
Monroe County Bar Association just scheduled me for June 25th.  I will be presenting Survival 101: Law Practice Emergency Planning for Death or Disability as part of their Lunch ‘n Learn Series.  I expect that the registration details will appear on their web site shortly.  This course will qualify for 1.0 Ethics credit.  Hope to see you there. As you can tell, since June is an end-of-compliance month, there is little doubt additional courses will be scheduled.  If no county near you has...
[Law Technology Today] Should Your Firm Switch to Gmail and Google Calendar? (Free Book Excerpt)
Adapted and Excerpted from Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers by Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch, now available from LPM Publishing. From a practical, day-to-day perspective, the cloud-based Google Apps suite’s Calendar and Gmail offer a number of advantages over conventional software. As Eric Hunter of Bradford & Barthel wrote in a guest post on the Official Google Enterprise Blog, “Technology like Google Apps and social applications are creating a culture where the legal...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Email Folders as Productivity Tools
We tend to look at email folders primarily as organizational tools. Depending on your personal preference or firm policy, you may have folders for each client or matter, for special projects or internal working groups, or you may even have folders arranged to mirror an existing paper file system. But email folders can also serve as incredibly simple and effective productivity tools.  Here are a few examples: _Monday and _Friday. When you have a busy schedule, it’s natural to read a less-...
[Avoid a Claim] Spring clean your practice!
We had flurries last night here in Ontario – but we’re not fooled: spring is around the corner. Time to roll up the slush mats and slide in the bug screens.  We challenge you, in the next month or two, to bring a little of the spirit of spring cleaning to your legal practice. What do we mean? When work gets busy, many of us put certain non-mission-critical tasks on hold. But it’s important to remember that “on hold” should not be allowed to turn into “lost in the mists of time”. Lawyers must...
[Law Technology Today] Disaster Prep: Law Practice Today April 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management section provides a monthly webzine called Law Practice Today. The topic of discussion for April’s edition, “Disaster Prep,” provides helpful insight on how to work toward preventing and preparing for a disaster before it strikes. Here is a peek at what this issue has to offer: Preparing for a Disaster: Data Backup and Beyond “The worst time to find out that your data backup plan is insufficient is after a...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Ichiro Itoh
A Toronto lawyer has notified us that they have received an email with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Ichiro Itoh Subject: We Need Your Services Attention. Good morning to you, please confirm the receipt of this mail if you are in a position to represent our company in matters of delinquent...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Scam Alert – Professional Liability Renewal Spoof
If you receive the following e-mail it is a scam: Subject line: Professional Liability Renewal  April – May 2013: I would like to review and Possibly lower your Professional Liability Insurance Premiums. I developed a relationship with a firm ( … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Saving Emails as PDF Files
Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Outlook work together in many nice ways. A great tip for archiving Outlook folders is to right click on them and select "Convert [Folder Name] to Adobe PDF." Then you can have all of those emails...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Derick Abrams
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Derick Abrams 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 initial email: Subject: Legal matter From: Derick Abrams <derabrams@live.com> This is a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Create a Cyber Security Plan for Your Law Firm
Cyber attacks on small businesses are in the rise. How can you protect your firm? If you use WordPress for your Web site or blog, you must read this: Guard Your Blog Against WordPress Attacks. Next, use this article as … Continue reading →