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

[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO library: Flying Solo
This comprehensive guide so solo practice includes practical information gathered from a wide range of contributors, including successful solo practitioners, law firm consultants, state and local bar practice management advisors, and law school professors. All the contributors share tips and advice that can be easily implemented in your solo or small-firm practice. This classic ABA book first walks you through a step-by-step analysis of the decision to start a solo practice, including...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Complying with PDF/A Filing Requirements
Did you miss the PDF/A Webinar offered by Acrobat for Legal Professionals? Watch the recording and: Learn about the various “flavors” of PDF/A See the new PDF/A-related features in Acrobat XI for easier conformance: Find out the requirements and restrictions of PDF/A How to create PDF/A using multiple methods Working in PDF/A View Mode Use [...]
[Law Technology Today] Taking Control of Your Mobile Apps
The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Episode 96 You can find apps today for everything. You will also find that apps will start to accumulate on your smartphone or tablet device at a rapid pace. You might already have dozens or even hundreds of apps, especially free apps, populating screen after screen. It can start to feel a little overwhelming.  In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss how the growth in use of apps can lead to app management issues, today’s...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Checklist for commercial transactions
Many commercial matters involve the preparation of one or more documents. These documents are drafted based on communications between the parties to the document and/or their respective lawyers, the specific circumstances of the matter and applicable substantive law. While the majority of commercial deals in Ontario are concluded without difficulties, all too often LAWPRO sees claims arising due to various real – or alleged – problems with the documents that lawyers have prepared for clients...
[PA Law Practice Management] Goodbye Mr. Lucky Boy – Dealing with Inevitable Loss
This is an intensely personal post.  Some of you may want to skip it.  It’s not the normal type of discourse for this blog.  It’s about loss and bereavement.  But this once I am breaking my rule and thinking about the writer instead of the audience.  I need to write this. Mr. Lucky Boy — an old dog still willing to learn new tricks! This is Mr. Lucky Boy.  He’s a sweet old black Lab who has been a resident of “Camp Freedman” for over 14 years.  He has...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Yutaka Ikeda of Ikeda Publishing Co.
An Ontario lawyer has reported to us that he’s been contacted by the purported Yutaka Ikeda of Ikeda Publishing Co. 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: Yutaka Ikeda [mailto:ikedashotenk@blumail.org] Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:48 PM To: lawyer name Subject: Legal Matter We are media publisher company...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques”
LPM is thrilled to be publishing Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques in March. Pre-order your copy today with a 15% pre-publication discount! For lawyers, the proverbial “smoking gun document” of the pre-internet era has given way to the “smoking gun tweet.” In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media channels have become an evidentiary gold mine for impeaching witnesses and undermining a company’s litigation...
[Avoid a Claim] Thinking of small-town practice?
This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer/policy analyst at LAWPRO. This past summer, the Wall Street Journal published an article about an initiative on the part of certain Midwestern US law schools (two in Iowa, one in Nebraska) to encourage law students concerned about job prospects to consider small-town practice. I’ve seen the same advice offered on this side of the border – not only to new lawyers, but also to lawyers at any point in their careers who may be questioning the “fit”...
[Law Technology Today] Keeping Your Mobile Devices Charged
Recent storms have left many people without power for extended periods of time and reminded us how much our technology lives, especially our mobile technology lives, depend on having electricity for our mobile devices. Several years ago, our house was without power for six days and I started to feel like an electricity vampire, carrying around an extension cord and always on the lookout for open power outlets. Fortunately, major power outages are rare. Most of us keep laptops plugged in all the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Your Law Firm is Your Business: Managing Your Solo Law Practice
You went to law school to learn how to practice law and not how to run a business.  But, like many, you may now find yourself running your own practice.  If you strive to sustain your practice, you must learn how to run it efficiently.  If you are not a born entrepreneur, but would like to learn how to run your practice like a business, then you may be interested in the new program presented by Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) and its Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP). “...