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] Disaster Planning
June 1st was the official start of hurricane season. Those of us from South Carolina still remember Hurricane Hugo. With Katrina and other disasters in the not so distant past, it’s amazing that many businesses still don’t have a disaster plan in place. It’s particularly important for lawyers to have a disaster plan so that they can keep meeting client obligations even when their business is interrupted. Now is a great time to update your firm’s disaster plan or...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] ABA Ethics 20/20 Commission Seeking Comments on Lawyers Having Virtual Presence in Another Jurisdiction
The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 is seeking comments on a newly released Issues Paper entitled "Issues Paper Concerning Model Rule of Professional Conduct 5.5 and the Limits on Virtual Presence in a Jurisdiction." They are seeking comments to assist their consideration of the issues that come up when lawyers establish a presence and practice virtually in a jurisdiction that is away from their physical location. Responses are requested by July 31, 2012. See the above link for...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Washington Approves Limited Licensed Legal Technicians
While I understand the premise behind this Order (expanding access to justice, addressing gaps in service to low-income/modest means/pro se litigants), I am still surprised. New APR 28 – Limited Practice Rule for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) goes into effect September 1, 2012.  It draws a distinction between LLLTs and paralegals or legal assistants “who [...]
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Learn To Spot The Scams
It’s hard to pass a full day without receiving at least one scam attempt in your email inbox. While many of the scams are obviously fake or poorly targeted — for example, an alert for a bank you don’t use — they’ve been growing steadily more sophisticated.  Indeed, there are even a number of scams that have been very carefully targeted at lawyers. How do you avoid falling victim to these scams?  For the legal-specific threats, LawPRO’s AvoidAClaim blog is a...
[Compujurist] Fastcase Does It Again: Free Advanced Sheets in Ebook formats!
Fastcase, the company that proudly proclaims"Disrupting the legal publishing market with smarter tools for legal research since 1999, continues to innovate with the release today of Fastcase Advance Sheets.
[The Last Word] Boost Your Firm’s Profitability
The July/August Law Firm Profitability issue of Law Practice is available on the LPM Section’s website, and you don’t have to be a section member to take a look. With The New Normal: Restoring Profitability by Arthur C. Greene as the cover feature and articles like 15 Proven Profitability Techniques and Increase Profits by Decreasing [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Twelve Ethics Tips for the First-Rate Lawyer
Legal ethics advice can sometimes be dry and off-putting. No one likes to be lectured to, especially about not stealing, lying or misbehaving. Oklahoma Bar Association Ethics Counsel Travis Pickens gives us twelve practical suggestions about maintaining ethical standards and...
[Law Technology Today] Which Practice Management Software is Right For You?
Over the years, we’ve fielded many questions from lawyers looking to replace their cobbled together (or simply outdated) practice management solutions.  To help, we’ve maintained a comparison chart for some of the more popular practice management and time & billing products on the market. We’ve recently made a few updates to the chart, so if you’re in the market for new software, check it out.  The PDF includes two separate charts: the first comparing practice...
[Law Technology Today] Introducing Legal Technology Observer
Legal technology can be a daunting subject for the average lawyer or legal professional, particularly when you get past the lighter subjects like online marketing and into the more complicated territory including e-Discovery and data security. Over at the Legal IT Professionals blog, Burke & Company is providing a concentrated six-week blog — dubbed Legal Technology Observer – focused on unpacking practical technology topics for those who aren’t yet as tech savvy as they...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law Practice TODAY – June issue
The June issue of Law Practice TODAY is out.  This month’s theme is social networking.  Articles include: Keeping Up With Your Social Network Universe From the Social Media Trenches: A Roundtable Discussion Tweet Me Right: A Practical Primer for Developing Relationships and Clients through Twitter Social Media Risk Monitoring: Has Your Organization Been Gazopted? Social Media [...]