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] 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...
[PA Law Practice Management] Does Investment in Social Media Pay Off? You Betcha!
The first thing attorneys ask is whether their investment of time in social media will produce results.  My answer is always a resounding YES!  Here’s proof of concept:  I received a call the other day from an attorney in New York.  I do not publish in New York.  I do not do seminar presentations in New York.  (Well, OK, I did speak at Legal Tech, but that was a decade ago.)  I am not a member benefit of the New York State or City Bar Associations.  So why did this attorney contact me?...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Locking your iPad Orientation
Though it’s become a commonplace feature across smartphones and tablets, the iPad’s ability to automatically adjust its layout based on how it’s being held–portrait or landscape–is a remarkable feat.  Unfortunately, it can also be a nuisance in certain situations.  Imagine, for example, trying to share a document with a judge by handing your iPad across the bench.  If the judge is unfamiliar with such devices, the shifting layout could be confusing or frustrating....
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Asana vs. Trello: Checklist Collaboration Tools Compared
My new article in Attorney at Work: Asana vs. Trello: Checklist Collaboration Tools Compared In his book The Checklist Manifesto, surgeon Atul Gawande asserts that checklists are a “cognitive net,” a mechanism that can help prevent experienced people from making errors due to flawed memory and attention, and ensure that teams work together. Or, as Steven Levitt of Freakonomics fame put it, “the [...]