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 Technology Today] Adobe Acrobat X Pro: Forms Tutorial
Forms have numerous applications in the legal world. They’re used to collect standard information, often as part of a client intake process. They’re used to simplify routine drafting tasks, like the preparation of a basic will. They’re used within organizations to ensure that standard contract forms are used.  In short, forms are used to save time, which in many cases also means saving money. In this tutorial, we walk through the basic process for creating a fillable form in...
[Avoid a Claim] Copyright infringement scam by Daniel Liu of China Resources Machinery Company
Lawyers in the U.S., B.C. and Ontario have just reported to us that they received the following message from the purported Daniel Liu. This scam is very similar to other breach of copyright or trademark scams we have seen over the last several months. 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 of the message the lawyers received. They are personally addressed, unlike many...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Facebook Just Changed Your Email to yourname@Facebook.com; Here’s How to Fix It
It’s darn near impossible to keep up with the changes Facebook makes to your privacy and configuration settings. The latest change is a big one: Facebook just removed everyone's contact email address from their profiles and replaced it with an @facebook.com address. This was done without asking your permission. Apparently Facebook's internal email address – the one they use for notifications and password resets – was not changed, just the one listed on your profile in your...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Theo Trescher of Trescher Fabrication Ltd
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported Theo Trescher of Trescher Fabrication Ltd with 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: Theo Trescher To: undisclosed-recipients:;, Date: 11/06/2012 04:14 AM Subject: Legal Assistance.. I am Theo Trescher, Our company (Trescher Fabrication...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 20 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your iPhone and iPad
From time to time I like to compile the terrific posts that whiz by on Twitter.  And let me tell you, there are plenty to choose from.  Today’s blog focuses on tips and tricks for iPhone and iPad users.  Could this technology be any more popular?  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing further posts in [...]
[Law Technology Today] Paperless in 12 Steps
Too many excuses are made for a law firm’s inertia toward a paperless or just “less paper”-ridden office. The reason? Most often, “We aren’t sure where to start”. Well here’s a simple plan to help get the mountain moving. Make a paperless plan. But don’t call it that. If you’re leading the cause and the cause involves lawyers, don’t utter the word “paperless”. It makes them break out in hives. You’ve got to trick them. Call it something like the “paper...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – June 22nd
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 22nd: How-To Geek offered a guide to generating a strong password with Mac OS X Lion without third-party utilities.  Drobo launched two new models of their RAID-like storage device, featuring faster connectivity and improved performance. Microsoft announced the Surface, a tablet aimed at the growing iPad market. SSD prices have dropped considerably this year, making them attractive options for lawyers...
[PMATips] Document Assembly Tools – Free PodCast – 06/12/12
Legal Talk Network’s “The Un-Billable Hour” host Rodney Dowell and State Bar of Michigan Practice Management Advisor Diane Ebersole explain how document assembly applications have advanced in the last few years and how these applications can increase the bottom line for your law firm. Listen to the free podcast (34 min) and download the accompanying list of resources to explore the many ways a lawyer can increase productivity, particularly for document intensive practices.

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[PMATips] Adobe SENDNOW – 06/20/12
Adobe® SENDNOW If you need to send large files and have struggled with different solutions, spend a few minutes exploring Adobe® SENDNOW. This service provides a way to send large files, convert the files to PDF prior to sending, limit the amount of time the recipient has to retrieve the file, provide an email receipt when the file has been retrieved, attach personal branding items, and supply detailed tracking. Functionality options vary according to pricing plan. Plan versions ranges are Free...

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[Law Practice Advisor] Use War Stories to Make Better Fee Estimates:The Third & Final Part of a Series on Legal Project Management
The latest Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section LOMAP Tip discussed using legal project management tools to make better fee quotations. Read the Tip here.