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] Are You a Procrastinator?
Take this procrastination self-test from It’s About Time, by Dr. Linda Sapadin with Jack Maguire: Do you put off taking care of important things, jeopardizing relationships, career, finances, or health? Do you put off doing what you need to do until a crisis develops? Do you put off doing tasks unless you can do them [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Proceed with Caution
♫ Strange fascination, fascinating me Changes are taking the pace I’m going through Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by David Bowie.   PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Addressing Challenges and Making Changes Requires a Thoughtful Approach This is a guest post from our friend Bob Denney on a topic near and dear to my heart: Change Management in the context of lawyers and law firms.  I...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Deleting Web History Before Google Gathering Takes Effect
The clock is ticking. March 1 is your deadline. Most lawyers with Google Accounts will want to read and act on this ABA Journal article: Want to Delete Web History Before Google Gathering Takes Effect? EFF Shows How. After reading...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Improve Your Effectiveness by Building Your Document Library
One of the most frequently asked about subject matters we address at LOMAP concerns templates: how do I get ‘em; how do I tweak ‘em; how can I create effective workflows usin’ ‘em. While it’s true that most of these questions come from new lawyers, we do get occasional template requests from more senior attorneys, as well. And, all of those folks can rejoice a bit today, because we have some better answers to those questions. Gerrit Betz of Exemplar Law, LLC (apparently, the rest of the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Steven Graham of Steven’s and Co Textiles Limited
Two lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported Steven Graham with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. From: Steven Graham [mailto:grahams_steven@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:14 AM To: lawyer name Subject: RE: Counsel Needed Hello (lawyer name), I am Steven Graham, soliciting your...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] ABA TECHSHOW is about your Future
The Early Bird Deadline for registering for ABA TECHSHOW 2012 has been extended until February 24, 2012. This is a really good year to attend ABA TECHSHOW. As ABA TECHSHOW Reid Trautz notes in his TECHSHOW blog post, Why ABA...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Can You Screen Employees Using Facebook?
Today’s post from the ABA Journal Law News Now reports on a study claiming that Facebook posts can predict job performance. I have no doubt this is true – to some extent.  However, employers should be exceedingly wary about using Facebook or similar methods to screen potential employees.  Here are timely reminders about what employers [...]
[Reid My Blog] ABA TECHSHOW: Defining Your Future in the Practice of Law
As Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2012, I am encourging lawyers and law firm staff to attend this year's conference. I wrote about ABA TECHSHOW here in my blog several weeks ago, and yesterday I wrote a guest post for the ABA TECHSHOW blog that explains more of my thinking that lawyers must pay attention to changing technology. No, not just about the latest laptop or SmartPhone, but the use of technology to redefine the delivery of legal services. Important changes that are currently taking place in the...
[PA Law Practice Management] Ghostwritten Blog Posts — Ethical or Unethical?
Ironically, a blog post about the recent and sudden passing of Finis Price led me to Finis’ blog, on which the final post was entitled “Ghostwriting in Legal Blogs.”  Ironic. The topic itself was so controversial and interesting to me, I had to follow the links to additional reading.  If you have a blog, Facebook page, or Twitter account, you may have considered hiring a ghostwriter, because these mediums are content hogs.  Maybe you’ve been using a ghostwriter for some...
[Law Practice Advisor] A Theory of Relativity: Time and Space and Client Capture
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip underscores the importance of speedy follow-up. Read the Tip here.