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

[SC Small Firm] Jump Lists
Many Windows 7 users still don’t know about Jump Lists – a great feature that takes you directly to frequently visited websites and more by simply right-clicking on an open item in the taskbar located along the bottom of your screen. For example, you can see a list of recently viewed documents by right-clicking Word in the taskbar. Quickly jump to frequently visited websites by right-clicking Internet Explorer in the taskbar. Click here for more info and tips on making the most...
[Law Practice Advisor] Tweet Me Right: A Primer for Developing Relationships and Clients through Twitter
Lately, I’ve been writing a lot for other entities.  (I know, I know.  This is sort of lame; but, hey, I’m only one man . . . I can only write so much.  However, I can promise that I will get up some more original-to-the-LOMAP Blog-content for the late Summer and into the Fall.  A major writing project has ended, and I am in the process of streamlining my obligations.  . . . Hey, that’s a good name for a boat, ‘Streamlining My Obligations’.  Now, I just need to...
[Law Practice Matters] Avoiding Lost USB Drives
File this under “you get what you pay for.” Imagine you are walking out of your office to your car or down the street to grab lunch. You turn the corner and there at your feet – so small that you almost missed it – lays a little USB drive. You bend down and pick it up and note that it is a 64 GB drive. Wow – those aren’t cheap, you think to yourself. When you return to your office, being the good samaritan that you are, you plug your new found drive into your computer’s USB...
[Law Technology Today] Last Chance! Practice Management Software 101
Time is running out to register for this month’s free webinar: Practice Management Software 101.   Be sure to sign up before 1:00pm ET tomorrow to get access to the live event! Managing a modern law practice is a challenge, whether you’re a solo practitioner or a firm with a large support staff.  It’s all too easy to let important details slip through the cracks – an unreturned call, a missed e-mail, work that goes unbilled or uncollected.  These seemingly small lapses can have severe...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Smartphone Email Signatures
Does your standard e-mail signature include a disclaimer?  Perhaps the IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Copyright infringement scam by David Wang of China Resources Machinery Co.
Two Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they received the following message from the purported David Wang of China Resources Machinery Co. This scam is very similar to other breach of copyright or trademark scams we have seen over the last several months, and identical in wording to the fraud under the name of Daniel Liu. It is a setup to dupe a lawyer into wiring good funds from a trust account after depositing a fraudulent cheque received in payment of damages. Here is a copy of the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Catch up on Digital Edge Podcasts
Podcasts are a great way to learn while you are doing something else, like commuting or just relaxing. The complete archives of the Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology podcast are now available online at the American Bar Association Law Practice...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Interesting Insights on Which Legal Technology Products Medium/large Firm Are Using
My friend Mike Seto came a across an interesting survey that lists the main functional technology products that the 200 largest UK firms are using. Many familiar names there – but some news one too. I am not aware of a survey that specifically lists the technologies used by the the largest North American firms, but (thanks to Catherine Reach), can mention these two surveys that provide global technology use and trend information for North American firms: the ILTA survey (free content) and the...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Focus Your Audience
It’s a common scenario: you’re leading an audience through your meticulously prepared slidedeck when you’re suddenly forced off script.  Maybe someone in the audience asked an interesting and complicated question, or perhaps you’ve realized that a particular point in your presentation requires elaboration.  Whatever the reason, it’s a moment when you need to shift the audience’s attention away from the screen and onto you. With both PowerPoint and Apple...
[Reid My Blog] Fifty Innovators and Visionaries Changing the Legal Profession
Fastcase, the innovative legal research service, has published their annual Fastcase 50, "honoring the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders." The list is impressive, and I am pleased to say includes a good number of my friends and professional colleagues: Congratulations to Matt Homan of Lex Think, Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD, Erik Mazzone of the North Carolina Bar, Mark Britton of Avvo, Jack Newton of Clio, Larry Port of RocketMatter, author Sir Richard...