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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of TECHSHOW – Tips and Tricks
Every year the ABA TECHSHOW brings together some of the best legal technology minds our profession has to offer.  This year was no exception.  Over the next few posts I’ll share what I learned at this year’s conference.  Today: the … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Are You Not Buying a New PC Too?
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about large decreases in purchases of new PCs and laptops. Dwight Silverman does a great job of telling the story, giving us the numbers and analyzing the trends in “Why aren’t people buying new PCs? Because they don’t have to.” Silverman’s title neatly sums up the answer to the question, but his blog post is definitely worth a read, especially for lawyers and others hoping to get an updated computer in 2013. First quarter PC shipments have decreased by...
[Compujurist] Top 3 Game changing technologies from the ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Exhibitor Hall
There were three technologies in the Exhibit hall at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 that brought me a WOW moment when I learned about them. These three technologies have the potential to be game changers for lawyers. Learn why I think a video conferencing and screen sharing service, technology from HP and a MS Word add-in are potentially game changing technology for lawyers after the break.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Student to Lawyer: 20 Tips for a Successful Transition
Excerpted from LAWPRO Magazine, Student Issue #1, 2012 There isn't a simple magic formula for mapping out a career in law. You will make some decisions on where you would like to go, but there are many things outside your control which will impact on where you will end up. Factors such as economic conditions, personal circumstances, where you articled and even a bit of luck will affect the career path you will follow. This article outlines some of the 20 tips that will help you find your...
[Law Practice Advisor] Two-Bit Encryption: A Pair of Options for Securing Cloud Documents and Email
As has been seen previously, we’re active at posting for other blogs, in addition to our own.  And, in that historical vein, Rodney and Heidi have been making regular submissions to Law Technology Today, the blog of the American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section and Legal Technology Resource Center. Rodney’s first two posts for the LTT Blog have both focused on encryption, in the cloud, and via email.  You can read his review of BoxCryptor, here; and, check out his review of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Are You Ready for Sole Practice?
One-third of the nearly 23,500 lawyers in private practice in Ontario are sole practitioners. As a solo, it’s great to have the freedom that comes with being your own boss, but you also have full responsibility for all aspects of the operation of your law practice. Do you have what it takes to be a sole practitioner? The 2012 Student Issue of LAWPRO Magazine included a self-assessment test to help identify your strengths and weaknesses and gives you a better idea of whether you’re cut out for...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Building a firm mentoring program and culture
This Appendix to Managing a Mentoring Relationship (adapted with permission from Lois J. Zachary’s The Mentor’s Guide) contains an outline of the major issues that should be considered when a firm mentoring program is created. Ensure full and visible support from top management Create an action plan for engaging top management in the creation and roll-out of the program. Ensure that top management supports the program on an ongoing basis. Be specific and detail the necessary steps...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law Firm Falls Victim to Scam, Sued by Bank
If this headline doesn’t catch your attention, I’m not sure what will. Here is Sharon Nelson’s latest post on Ride the Lightning: “It continues to amaze me how law firms fall for phishing scams, sometimes believing that they might have a potential client and sometimes, as here, clicking where they shouldn’t click. The latest law [...]
[Law Technology Today] Big Data for Lawyers
Sharon and Jim interview Jobst Elster, the Head of Content for, about the implications of big data for all lawyers in firms small and large.  Big data provides both opportunities and challenges for lawyers! The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is the official podcast of ABA Law Practice Today. Each month, noted legal technologists and authors/lecturers Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson address a different topic related to lawyers and technology.  Digital Edge podcasts before...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Students and New Lawyers: Remember to Take Care of Your Physical and Mental Wellbeing
Lawyers (both new and old) and law students are exposed to high levels of stress on a daily basis. The results can be use, misuse or even addiction to drugs or alcohol, and challenges to physical or mental wellness. Stress is also a contributing factor in many LAWPRO claims. The Wellness section of the practicePRO site provides tools and resources to help you manage stress, and achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle. There is also information on addictions, and if you or someone you know...