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

[PA Law Practice Management] VoIP — Call Quality is Key
Not all VoIP telephone systems deliver the same sound quality.  That’s OK if you’re using it to talk to family members and friends around the country or across the globe.  Choppy connections with dropped words, noise on the line, echoing, and outright disconnections can be common with a low-quality system.  But heck, when you’re paying a low monthly fee for all-you-can-eat calling, you simply endure, or hang up and redial.  No big deal.  On the other hand, when you’re...
[Law Practice Advisor] Accessing Power Off the Grid: In the Event of a Blackout . . .
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, I’m gonna tell you what I did during Superstorm Sandy. Read the Tip here.
[Law Practice Matters] Rocket Matter Adds Slick Email Integration
The evolution of cloud-based legal technology software – practice management software in particular – continues. One of the common frustrations faced by a lot of lawyers as they embrace practice management software is how to integrate matter-related emails into their digital case files. Email gets trapped within the silo of Gmail, Outlook or some other email program until the lawyer finds a way to bridge between that email program and her practice management software. Let’s...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Layering Security: Two Factor Authentication
“In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.” Thus starts the story of Mat Honan, a writer for Wired Magazine. Mat’s story should be a cautionary tale for...
[Law Technology Today] Tech E-book Roundup, Part 2
Last week, we reviewed some of LPM’s latest tech e-books. Here are a few more titles you should consider for your e-reader or iPad collection. LPM e-books are available on the ABA Webstore (for reading on all your devices and readers) and the iBookstore or iTunes (for Apple devices).  Download these titles today to enhance your understanding of tech security, Microsoft Office, and more.   Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers In an age where lawyers frequently conduct...
[PA Law Practice Management] Supply and Demand
Supply and demand.  Buyer’s vs Seller’s market.  These fundamental economic concepts are learned early. Where’s the legal industry now?  Where is it headed?  We know that we headed into a Buyer’s market long before the economic downturn.  As we entered the new century, we encountered increasing numbers of client RFPs which boldly laid out the new terms of engagement.  We endured beauty contests.  We submitted to electronic billing and auditing.  We modified billing...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Consider the Little Ones
♫ Now’s the time that we need to share So find yourself, we’re on our way back home… ♫ Lyrics and music by: Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson; recorded by Supertramp.   Lauren Bilinsky's Team in Training Campaign   At the present time, there are large corporate fund raising events going on to benefit large united charitable institutions and programs.  These fundraising programs have large and well-organized marketing and corporate donation programs and volunteer events...
[Law Technology Today] Encryption: A Guide for Lawyers
Attorneys have an obligation to protect their client’s data from unauthorized access, and there are few methods of protection more effective than encryption. When communicating over the Internet on wired/wireless networks, or on multiple devices, you risk losing valuable information to unwanted guests. Not protecting your data is dangerous, and while encryption sounds complicated, it’s an easy solution that will protect your law practice for years to come. Get simple overview of encryption, how...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement agreement scam by Justine Rivers
Two lawyers in California have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Justine Rivers with regards to an employee injury settlement scam. In this type of fraud the lawyer is retained to help collect on an employee injury settlement. The fraudster will claim that they are overseas, but the employer is in their jurisdiction. For details on how this fraud works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: Justine...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Data Breach Coverage for Law Firms
In the October 2012 issue of In Brief , the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) announced the addition of data breach and cyber liability coverage for law firms covered by the PLF Claims Made Excess Plan beginning January 1, 2013.  Here is the announcement: The number of businesses suffering data breach losses has been increasing in [...]