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] Deadbeat Clients: Exact Your Revenge for Bad Debt!
You can follow all the right procedures, but sometimes clients still stiff you.  What can you do?  How about revenge?  Does that appeal to you? Let’s say you have a strong engagement agreement.  You got a decent retainer.  And at first the client kept up when the retainer ran out.  By the time you realized that the client was falling behind, you were too far in, or too close to the end, to extricate yourself.  It happens all the time.  You follow up with calls and letters, but the client...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO is now on Facebook
We are pleased to announce LAWPRO has launched its own Facebook page. The page will allow LAWPRO to distribute content on our corporate activities and social responsibility initiatives, upcoming events and deadlines and risk management information from our publications, including LAWPRO magazine. “Like” the new page by visiting www.facebook.com/LAWPROinsurance.
[Compujurist] David Pogue Announced as ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Keynote Speaker
David Pogue will be the keynote speaker for ABA TECHSHOW 2013 taking place April 4-6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the announcement: Pogue has more than three million books in print including his Missing Manual series which include Windows 7: The Missing Manual; OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual and his forthcoming Windows 8: The Missing manual.
[Law Technology Today] ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Keynote Speaker
The ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Planning Board is excited to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker, David Pogue! David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for The New York Times and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is also an Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow. Don’t miss David Pogue when he speaks at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 on Disruptive Tech: What’s New, What’s Coming, and How It Will Change Everything....
[Compujurist] Configure Your Fujitsu ScanSnap to Scan Continuously
Sometimes you need to scan more documents than the he feed tray on your ScanSnap will hold. In these instances, wouldn't it be nice to set the ScanSnap so it rather than completing the scan when the paper tray was empty, you could insert more pages and scan into the same file? The good news is that you can do this: the Fujitsu Community website has step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Check the instructions out here.
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Hiroaki Iwasaki of Iwasaki Publishing Co Ltd
Four Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Hiroaki Iwasaki of Iwasaki Publishing Co Ltd with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email. From: Hiroaki Iwasaki [mailto:hiroakiwasaki@gmail.com] Sent: December-03-12 11:08 PM To: lawyer email Subject: Legal Matter  We have a breach of...
[Law Technology Today] Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor
I have been looking for an easy and affordable way to encrypt my electronic documents stored in the cloud.  My preferred cloud storage options at this time are either Microsoft SkyDrive or Dropbox.  However, neither provide me with complete assurance that their existing security adequately protects documents that I want to keep completely confidential. After trying Viivo (formerly SecretSync) I found that the use of the product was not intuitive for me.  Continuing my search, I downloaded...
[The Last Word] Are We There Yet? Is Email Really Still Different?
Attorney at Work is a great blog with lots of useful tips and ideas to improve a law practice.  I highly recommend that you check it out.  But a recent post by Ruth Carter titled Five Law Firm Website Turnoffs started a discussion among my fellow PMAs around the country about ethics and best practices [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Late-Life Marriage and Will Amendments: Lawyers, Proceed With Caution
As medicine advances and we live longer lives, late-life marriage is more common today than it was when the law governing both marriage and wills first evolved. Where the lawyer learns that an older client has entered into a recent, late-life marriage, a degree of caution is recommended and issues of capacity and undue influence should be considered. In the new Wills & Estates issue of the LAWPRO Webzine, Nora Rock (corporate and policy writer at LAWPRO) interviewed Kimberly Whaley of...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Add-on: SimplyFile for MS Outlook
There are many MS Outlook add-ons that mimic functionality that is already built into the application. Though Techhit’s SimplyFile http://www.techhit.com/SimplyFile/ would seem to fall into that category since MS Outlook has a strong rules function and has added the “Move” group in the Home tab, it is actually amazingly useful despite some overlap. SimplyFile is an “intelligent filing assistant for Microsoft Outlook” and costs $50US. So, is it worth it? Find out in my new Slaw.ca post “...