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

[Law Practice Tips Blog] Rethinking the roles of your law firm’s support staff (and more resources for the lawyer-employer)
Earlier this year, I wrote a column for Lawyer's USA about Rethinking the roles of your law firm’s support staff. In many small or medium-sized law firms, the staff is divided between secretaries and legal assistants, with perhaps a receptionist...
[PA Law Practice Management] Would You Recommend This Blog?
Each year there are a few well-known listings of top blogs.  Probably none are a better crowning jewel than the ABA Blawg 100.  I have watched as colleagues have been repeatedly nominated.  I have been delighted to see some PBA members win a place in the distinguished final listing.  Is it my turn?  I have never asked anyone to nominate my blog before, and perhaps that explains why I have never had a shot at being listed.  But I am repeatedly reposted, tweeted, retweeted, and contacted...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – August 10th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 10th: Jim Calloway noted changes to MRPC1.1 which may turn all lawyers into legal technologists. An old Android virus dubbed Zues-in-the-mobile or Zitmo may now be targeting BlackBerry devices as well. How dramatic is the sales gap between the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab?  Recent court filings reveal the answer. Microsoft’s next Patch Tuesday will include the release of nine security patches...
[Law Practice Advisor] Make Email More Secure with Two-Factor Authentication
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, Scott recommends utilizing two-factor authentication to further secure your inboxes. Read the Tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Chen Shui of Anhui Gujing Group Limited
Three Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported Chen Shui of Anhui Gujing Group Limitedwith 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. Here is the initial email: From: Anhui Gujing Group Lmited [mailto:info@gujing-group.co.cc] Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 1:54 PM To: lawyer name Subject: Legal Counsel… Hi , I...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Toronto Star Article on Frauds Targeting Lawyers
Today's Toronto Star has an article on the email-based scams that have been plaguing lawyers the last few years. It claims that these frauds have cost law firms in North America $70 million. That sounds like a huge figure at first, but from what we've seen the size of these scams are about $200,000 to $300,000, so it would only take about 200 or so lawyers to fall for it to reach that total. practicePRO's fraud-reporting email address has received thousands of emails since it...
[Law Technology Today] Developing Your Law Firm Website (Free Book Excerpt)
Adapted and excerpted from Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website (2012) by Jeff Lantz, now available from the ABA Law Practice Management Section.   Build Your Website Yourself or Hire a Developer? Your website is your personal 24/7 face to the world. It should be a significant part of your marketing program. Because it’s always available for the world to see and may often be the sole factor in determining whether a client calls you or someone else, your...
[Law Technology Today] Five Legal Research Apps for Android
According to the ABA’s 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, 17% of responding lawyers in private practice regularly use mobile research apps on their smartphones.  It isn’t hard to understand the appeal: research is an essential aspect of practice for virtually all lawyers, and mobile research apps allow users to conduct their research anywhere at any time. For Android users, what mobile research apps are available?  Here are five popular apps to consider: Fastcase Fastcase is a...
[PA Law Practice Management] ABA Provides Resource Center for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers
Most PA attorneys are not members of ABA, in my experience. That’s likely a result of the fact that most firms are solos/smalls, and paying dues at the local and/or state level is daunting enough, leaving little room in the budget for dues at the national level.   But that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of much of ABA’s vast wealth of resources.  I have participated in their LawTech Listserv for years, and find the information flow and available expertise...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] We're All Legal Technologists Now
That headline must strike fear in the hearts of some lawyers, who already feel that they have to follow too many recent developments in the law. But this week the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed several Amendments to...