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] Smart Tech for Small Firms
Solo and small sized law firms must take a strategic approach to ensure they buy the right technology for their practice. When compared to larger law firms, solo and small firms have limited time and resources, so it’s crucial they find the sweet spot when selecting essential hardware and software. In the upcoming CLE program from the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM), Buying Smart: Technology for Solos and Small Firms you will get expert advice on how to make ethical, smart, and budget...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Where are your go to resources?
What is the best trust accounting software I should adopt for my firm? When should I run a conflicts search? How long I should keep closed client files – if my client has a copy already? Where should I open my office to get more business? Which networking events may be helpful to me as a new attorney? Who can help me figure out what I need to do to open my own office? These are all questions that get asked over and over by lawyers. The big question behind all of them is one: where are...
[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Harmony Young
Lawyers in Ontario, Alberta and all over the U.S. have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Harmony Young with regards to a 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: harmony_young@iprimus.com.au [mailto:harmony_young@iprimus.com.au] Sent:...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Yasushi Akao
Four Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Yasushi Akao 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: Yasushi Akao [mailto:renesas101@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, September 07, 2012 12...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Difficult to Pronounce Name? Add it to Your Email Signature
The current issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin includes a nifty tech tip about audioname, a Web site that allows you to record your name, in your own voice, and “use it everywhere.” Single user/individual accounts are free.  Businesses can sign up for audioname at a cost of $1 per user per month.  A complete pricing [...]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] More on Garnishing Trust Accounts
Earlier this year, I wrote a short post on garnishing lawyer trust accounts.  In the latest issue of Multnomah Lawyer, the official publication of the Multnomah Bar Association, ethics expert Mark Fucile addresses this topic. As Fucile points out, client funds in trust are not off limits when it comes to garnishment.  Because the funds [...]
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Simplify Your Scheduling
Scheduling a meeting in the email era can be a nightmare.  The scenario is all too familiar: a meeting organizer suggests a date and time and each attendee responds with a different, typically conflicting, alternative.  That process then repeats itself, often several times, before the group can find a date and time that works for everyone. But what technology complicates, it can also simplify.  A variety of free, easy-to-use tools are available to help you schedule meetings painlessly.  With...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] New Solos: Go Where You’re Needed
New solo lawyers are often attracted to setting up practice in a large metropolitan area.  But is that really the best choice? No doubt big cities have the most clients, but they also have the most lawyers.  Who are other lawyers?  Your competition!  And in a big city, how does one solo stand out from a [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] Beware Email Messages from Facebook Friends
Chances are pretty good you have friends on Facebook.  You may even have your own Facebook page and friends.  Let’s face it, if you have children or grandchildren, it’s your best bet for communicating with them.  No one seems to want to use regular email or even a telephone to communicate anymore.  It’s all about social media.  Instant updates about what everyone is doing.  While I like seeing the pictures immediately of friends’ grandchildren and children, and knowing...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – September 7th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of September 7th: A new iPhone appears imminent, with a press event scheduled for next week. Gizmodo has a roundup of the iPhone 5 rumors. A recent study revealed that a large proportion of Internet users aren’t taking basic precautions when it comes to their passwords–and hackers know it. Amazon announced a new lineup of Kindle e-readers/tablets, including an LTE-enabled Kindle Fire. Though not...