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 Advisor] Guest Post: A Primer on Group Employee Benefits for Small Firm Law Offices
Since we, fairly regularly, get questions from clients on the subject of employee benefits, I’d say it’s high time we called in someone with expertise to offer baseline information on the subject.  Enter David Ten Eyck.  David is an insurance veteran with over 25 years of experience in the review and placement of group health, life, dental and ancillary benefits.  He is the principal of Ocean Employee Benefits (formerly Ten Eyck Benefits Group) in Newburyport.  Ocean...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 5 Steps to a Better Backup Strategy
5 Steps to a Better Backup Strategy from ABA Law Technology Today: Analyze Plan Implement Test Review Don’t skip step number 4 or you may be sorry.  After a computer meltdown, many a lawyer has accessed his or her backup tape, CD, or drive only to discover the backup wasn’t working.   Test when you first establish [...]
[SC Small Firm] Comparing Two Documents in Word
No matter your practice area, there are times when you want to compare two documents and see the changes that were made.  There is software that does this, but it can be expensive.  The next time you want to compare two documents, try the built-in functionality in Word 2007 or 2010.  Here’s how: Open Word and click on Review (on the ribbon) and then click on Compare.  Then click on Compare again. There are two choices – You will want to click on Compare two versions of a document (...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Equipping the Law Office 2012
Equipping the Law Office 2012 is an article I was asked to put together for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. I try to cover generally everything that a lawyer might want to purchase to set up a solo practice or small...
[Compujurist] Get a free year of unlimited online backup from CrashPlan for a single computer or for up to 10 computers for $50
If you’ve been curious about cloud backup but haven’t known where to start or want to keep your costs down, CrashPlan out of Minneapolis has a special going for folks who use Carbonite backup which gives them a year of free CrashPlan single computer backup which usually runs $49.99. Rick Broida at CNET wrote about this last month in his article CrashPlan offers Carbonite users a free year of cloud backup “But Nerino you ask, I don’t use Carbonite so what good does this do me?”
[Law Technology Today] How to Increase Your Twitter Following
Adapted and excerpted from Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers by Jared Correia, coming soon from LPM Publishing. Pre-order your copy today for a 15% pre-publication discount! It’s pretty easy to follow people on Twitter: you just find people of interest and click Follow. (It’s also easy to unfollow people, by clicking the same button again, although it will read Unfollow the next time.) You have nearly complete control over whom you follow; even if the person you’re following does not ever follow...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Carl Avin
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Carl Avin with regards to a 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: “Gregory Robert” To: “lawyer email Date: 10/11/2012 05:46 AM Subject: Legal Consultation/Advise! Dear Counsel, I wish...
[PA Law Practice Management] Fan Mail: How to Get It
I have always been a big proponent of obtaining client feedback.  There are ways to do so which are expensive, and ways to do so on a shoestring.  The correct methodologies for your firm will depend as much on your clientele as your budget.  For example, a simple postcard enclosed with an invoice may be perfectly adequate and productive with the firm’s average client.  But a Fortune 500-level client should probably be visited by the firm’s marketing partner once a year for a...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] How to… Customize Site/Blog Links in Your LinkedIn Profile
Did you know you can customize the links for your blog, website and other links in your Linkedin profile to say something other than “company website” or “blog”? Here’s how!
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of share purchase agreement scam by Tsugu Aijirou of Igaka-Shoin Ltd
Two Ontario lawyers and one in California have reported to us that they received the following message from the purported Tsugu Aijirou of Igaka-Shoin Ltd. This scam is very similar to breach of copyright or trademark scams we have seen over the last several months, though this scenario deals with a breach of a share purchase agreement. 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...