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

[Avoid a Claim] Introducing the Law Society’s new Member Assistance Program (MAP)
The following is the text of an email blast from Homewood Human Solutions (but sent by the Law Society) to welcome Ontario lawyers and paralegals to the new Member Assistance Program or MAP. This message can also be found on the web here. Dear Law Society of Upper Canada Member, On behalf of Homewood Human Solutions™, welcome to your Member Assistance Program (MAP). We are a trusted Canadian company with over 33 years of experience offering confidential Assistance Program services. Knowing...
[Law Practice Advisor] New IRS Penalty Could Impact Attorneys Who Accept Credit Card Payments
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP.  In this week’s tip, we address a new IRS withholding penalty that may impact attorneys who accept credit cards in their law practices. Read the tip here.
[Law Technology Today] Video: Build Your Practice in the Cloud
According to the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, just 21% of responding lawyers reported using “the cloud.” The number one reason cited by those who don’t use it? A lack of familiarity with the technology. In this webinar, recorded December 18th, 2012, Ron Collins from Amicus Attorney explores the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing, how to get started, what sorts of questions to ask vendors, and how cloud computing relates to your professional responsibility...
[Avoid a Claim] Year-end to-do list for a profitable practice
This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer/policy analyst at LAWPRO. How was business in 2012? Great! Meh I’m not sure… If you answered 2 or 3, this post is for you. To do: Resolve to improve your financial management skills in 2013. We’ll deal with #3 first: If you don’t know what your financial results were for the year, you’re not on top of your practice finances. There’s a correlation between well-managed finances and financial success. Also, financial management and practice...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers”
In February 2013, LPM will proudly publish Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers. Order your copy today with a 15% pre-publication discount! Lawyers are already using Android devices to make phone calls, check e-mail, and send text messages. After the addition of several key apps, Android smartphones or tablets can also help run a law practice. From the more than 800,000 apps currently available, Android Apps in One Hour for Lawyers highlights the “best of the best” apps that will...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Predictive Coding in e-Discovery Become an Ethical Requirement?
Every December I do a Recent Developments in Law Office Management and Technology program for the Oklahoma Bar Association's two-day Recent Developments CLE. For 2012 the big story in legal technology had to be the rapid changes in e-discovery and...
[Avoid a Claim] New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Law Practice and a New You
The end of one year and the start of a new one is a time for self-reflection and self-improvement. Many of you will think about making changes in your personal and work lives. But while you all have good intentions, it can be difficult to break old habits, especially when you are running hard on the treadmill of a busy life and practice. So, to harness the good intentions you all have at this time of year we are going to post a daily excerpt from our list of “New Year’s resolutions...
[PA Law Practice Management] Video for the Holidays
No matter what your religious belief, you will love this amazing musical video.  At this hectic time of year it’s important to take a moment to “refresh” the spirit.  Enjoy! The post Video for the Holidays appeared first on PA Law Practice Management by Ellen Freedman.
[Avoid a Claim] Danger Signs: Five activities generally not covered by your LAWPRO policy
This article originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. It refers to LAWPRO coverage for Ontario lawyers, but the dangers listed would likely apply to any lawyer’s errors and omissions coverage. On occasion, lawyers have engaged in activities that have made them front-page news, subject to embarrassment and possibly lawsuits or discipline complaints. Not only can this kind of attention be bad for a lawyer’s reputation, it can also damage or even destroy client...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Opening a New Law Practice - New resources
The articles from "Opening a Law Practice" issue of the Oklahoma Bar Journal, published in October 2012 are now all available online. Enjoy and share this post with others, especially a lawyer or law student who is contemplating setting up...