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 Matters] My New Favorite Free App: Caffeine for Mac OSX
We tend to spend most of our time focusing on the big stuff in life. I used to have a paralegal who was a tough as nails ex-Army guy fond of saying, "ya gotta fix what's killing ya first." Despite the obvious, if a bit alarming, wisdom of this advice, sometimes it's the little things in life that matter most: a courteous driver letting you merge into hellish traffic; a hand-written thank you note; Jon Stewart and the 2012 Republican primaries. That in mind, I am completely smitten with...
[Law Practice Matters] Put TripIt Pro in Your Travel Bag
I'm traveling today and tomorrow, heading up to Columbus, Ohio, to speak at the Ohio Bar Legal Technology Conference. When I travel for business, I have a few tools that I heavily rely on. First among them is TripIt. TripIt is a web-based application that helps keep even the perennially disorganized traveler on task - it provides a central place to store flight, hotel, rental car and other travel plans in a master itinerary available on your iPad, iPhone or Android phone. It also has an iCal...
[Compujurist] Guess Who the ABA TECHSHOW 2012 Keynote Is……
Using clues that will be supplied by the ABA, be one of the first 5 to correctly guess who the ABA TECHSHOW 2012 keynote speaker is and be entered int o a drawing for a discount on registration. A new clue will be posted daily until the first five correct guesses are made.
[Reid My Blog] 2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers
T’was the week of Thanksgiving and all through the land,  the season of giving was almost at hand. Many families with lawyers were full of despair, not knowing what to buy, just coming up with air. Then out of the East came a blog, bona fide, the annual lawyer’s holiday gift guide. For seven straight years it has brought peace and suggestions; to families looking for answers to their toughest gift questions. So here it is for all those in need, Again, courtesy of MyBlog named Reid.      2011 is...
[Compujurist] How do you squeeze more into a RT? Use a RT taxonomy.
Corresponding in 140 character messages can be a challenge not only for the person who tweets, but also for those that want to retweet the original message either in endorsement, disagreement or a simple "check this out." Bruce Carton of Legal Blog Watch suggested that twitter users adopt a taxonomy for retweets in his recent post The 'RT Taxonomy': Creating Different Flavors of Retweets detailing a suggestion by Ontario lawyer and blogger Antonin Pribetic, (who pens The Trial Warrior Blog)...
[Reid My Blog] ABA TECHSHOW 2012 Registration is Open!
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2012 edition of the ABA TECHSHOW. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago over 3 days starting March 29, 2012.  This event has always been about technology for lawyers, but now more than ever it is about the future of law practice. As chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2012, I posted the opening message today on the TECHSHOW blog sharing our vision for the conference this year. I hope you will join us for three days of education, innovation, and sharing...
[Reid My Blog] Even More 60 iPad/iPhone Apps in 60 Minutes
Several years ago, I created the 60 iPhone Apps in 60 Minutes seminar for the 2010 ABA TECHSHOW, based on the "60 Tips in 60 Minutes" format pioneered at that conference. I was joined that year by Jeff Richardson (iPhoneJD), and when we updated the session at the 2011 TECHSHOW, Tom Mighell (iPad4Lawyers) and Josh Barrett (TabletLegal) joined the faculty (along with the iPad). We have now presented upated versions of the program to several on-line audiences of over 200 lawyers, most recently...
[Reid My Blog] Legal Podcast Pioneers Ambrogi and Williams Hit Six Year Mark!
Congratulations to Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams on the sixth anniversary of their landmark podcast program, Lawyer-2-Lawyer! Not only was their podcast among the first, they have been able to sustain the podcast by covering an amazing array of interesting topics and engage their audience each week for six years! They even had me as a guest a few years back! Congratulations guys, and here's hoping for six more!
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mitsuro Ohtsuka of Life Stage West Co.
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Mitsuro Ohtsuka of Life Stage West Co (apparently a real company) with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For full details of how this fraud works and a list of other names attached to it, see the Commercial Debt Collection Fraud page in the Confirmed Fraud section of the blog. Here is the email that was received: From: “Mitsuru Ohtsuka” Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 1:42 PM Subject...
[ABA Site-tation] Document Assembly for the Mac
Body: While devotees claim that anything Windows can do Mac can do better that’s often not the case when it comes to law office applications, though Document Assembly may be an exception.  The 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide explains that “…document assembly software automates the creation of legal documents that are used repeatedly, including such documents as wills, leases, contracts, and letters. You can think of document assembly as templates that can be used over and over...