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

[ABA Site-tation] Email Tips for Busy Lawyers
Body: ·         When sending a news story to a group of members or colleagues, send the e-mail to yourself and bcc everyone else to avoid sharing the e-mail addresses of everyone in the group. ·         Create e-mail distribution lists (referred to as Contact Groups in MS Outlook 2010) when emailing multiple contacts.  This enables you to quickly and easily contact the members of any particular group (e.g. Bar Association committee members) without having to type in individual e-mail addresses...
[Law Practice Advisor] Tone Rangers: Be Certain that Your Emails Do Not Offend, Inveigle or Obfuscate
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip offers some suggestions for making sure you don’t email angry, including a free program that monitors your tone. Read the Tip here.
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Client Service: Make it a Program, not Just a Buzzword
♬ we never say no satisfaction guaranteed superior quality we innovate, never imitate unrivalled, unparalleled at your service we aim to please we never miss a trick…♬ Lyrics, music and recorded by CLIEИT. This is another great guest post by Bob Denney.  In this post he is focusing on the importance of client service.  Years ago, Milton Zwicker, a good friend and colleague in Ontario wrote about ‘the client-centered law firm’. It is great to see Bob pick up on this idea...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best Legal Research Tools are Free: In Brief
When is the last time you used the PLF publication In Brief as a resource in your practice?  Did you know that In Brief addresses 23 areas of practice plus civil procedure, cases of note, malpractice traps, and practice management tips? Our archive of informative articles is fully searchable online and free to all Oregon [...]
[The Last Word] 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide Arrives
Right on schedule, the 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple, by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke, is here. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best legal technology for their dollar. You’ll find the [...]
[PMATips] Save Time Printing Labels & Postage – 01/31/12
Randall Ryder, writing for Lawyerist.com, makes an excellent case for investing in a Dymo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo Printer. These handy label printers can be used in a variety of ways to increase the efficiency in your office. The 450 Twin Turbo prints both address labels and postage labels. There are a lot of uses for these handy little printers. Some offices have a label printer set up to print appointment reminder labels–print a label with the date and time of the client’s next...

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[Oregon Law Practice Management] Building and Maintaining a Profitable and Efficient Law Practice
On March 16, 2012 the Professional Liability Fund will host Building and Maintaining a Profitable and Efficient Law Practice featuring Ann Guinn, Richard Slottee, and the PLF Practice Management Advisors. This CLE will give you important tools to manage the financial side of your law practice, including: Analyzing and understanding your firm’s finances in order [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] e-Filing Help in BC
♬ We need a hint to know we’re on the right track…♬ Lyrics, music and recorded by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/José_González. Since e-filing in the Land Title Office (LTO) has become mandatory in BC for many forms (from the BC Land Title & Survey Authority’s Web-site): The Director of Land Titles has required certain land title documents to be filed electronically. Phase One of Required E-filing is now in effect. These documents are included in some of the most...
[ABA Site-tation] Strong Password Refresher
Body: Passwords are the first, and sometimes last, line of defense when it comes to data security. It's vital to use strong passwords for all of your devices and accounts. What constitutes a strong password? Here's a quick refresher: The length should be at least 8 characters, with some security experts now recommending 15+ characters. The password should include upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special symbols if possible. Your password should not be a single dictionary...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by James West of Brunel Medical Services
Three U.S. lawyers notified us of an email from the purported James West of Brunel Medical Services with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. The wording of this fraud is nearly identical to another scam using the name Grenham Donal Falley. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business load frauds. Here is response received when lawyers reply to the initial enquiry: From: James West Date...