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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] I’m a MacBook Air…
♬ Love Is In The Air Love is in the air everywhere I look around Love is in the air every sight and every sound …♬ Music and Lyrics by Harry Vanda, George Young , recorded by Tom Jones. MacBook Air 2011 This is a guest post by my friend Sherry Katz, a recovering lawyer and now computer forensics consultant.  I loved reading Sherry’s articles on technology when she was a lawyer/technologist and now I love her articles as a forensics consultant.  Her advice on the new MacBook...
[ABA Site-tation] Security Outside of the Office
Body: Technology used to be firmly anchored in the office: bulky desktop computers, closet-filling servers, fax machines, and so forth. But as laptops have surged in popularity, and new technology like smartphones and tablets have emerged, lawyers are increasingly carrying their technology--and their clients' data--with them outside of the office. So how can you secure your technology on the go? Here are a few suggestions: You Can't Lose What You Aren't Carrying Just because you can fit...
[ABA Site-tation] Attorneys and Apps
Body: According to the ABA 2011 Legal Technology Survey Report, 88% of lawyers use a smartphone for law-related tasks while away from their primary workplace (usually the office). Among these users, 20% regularly use mobile-specific research apps on their smartphones compared with 16% in 2010 - Mobile Lawyers (Volume 6).   While lawyers are increasingly using and downloading apps, a cutting edge group that includes Dallas family law specialist Michelle May O'Neil, Texas divorce lawyer Jimmy...
[ABA Site-tation] How Family Lawyers Are Using Technology
Body: The ABA 2011 Legal Technology Survey Report is hot off the presses. As in previous years (see Delivering Family Law Services Online), the results of the six volume Survey Report confirm that family lawyers are an intrepid bunch who defy convention while occasionally embracing it.   To explore how family lawyers use technology, we looked at overall or total survey responses and then analyzed the responses by area of practice. Read How Family Lawyers Are Using Technology, on page 3 of the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Layering Security in the Cloud: Dropbox and Pre-Encryption
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip examines potential options for adopting additional protection for files added to Dropbox accounts, in light of that service’s most recent issues related to security. Read the Tip here.
[Compujurist] Pogoplug Pro Dirt Cheap through 8/26/2011
Here in Wisconsin, there's been discussion about about NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices. NAS devices are a great way to expand storage, make files accessible across the network, backup and some even provide access to their files over the internet. If you would like to access your files from your network or the web and if you already have one or several external hard drives (up to 4), one option is to use a Pogoplug device.
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Sticky Employee Recognition
As a comic noted, sometimes you have the right to remain silent, but not the ability. That happened to me today when I was quickly flipping through a catalog and came across the following product listing. Download Recognition stickies Again,...
[ABA Site-tation] Security Tip: Stay Informed, Stay Up-to-Date
Body: Technology evolves rapidly, and unfortunately security threats evolve right along with it. To keep your firm's technology--and your clients' data--safe, it's important to keep your software up-to-date and be sure you're informed of the latest security issues. Thankfully, staying ahead of the security curve doesn't require a computer science degree. It can be as simple as bookmarking a few useful blogs or news sites (or subscribing to their RSS feeds/email lists), and then checking them...
[Avoid a Claim] TitlePLUS hotsheet released specifically for Goderich area subscribers
In times of disruption in the community, it can be challenging to get real estate deals closed in a timely fashion. No one wants to see allegations made against lawyers after the fact, when they have been struggling with difficult circumstances. LAWPRO’s TitlePLUS program has released a hotsheet at http://titleplus.ca/lawyers/pdf/Goderich_Hotsheet.pdf with instructions for TitlePLUS subscribers to help them deal with practice disruptions as a result of this disaster. If you have any...
[Avoid a Claim] Updated Resources for Goderich Lawyers
UPDATE: As a result of wide-spread outages and limited access to email, we’ve gathered the information in hard copy and sent them by courier to Goderich lawyer Heather Ross who will distribute them in the community. If you are from the Goderich area and live outside the quarantine zone, please email LAWPRO at service@lawpro.ca, call LAWPRO at 1-800-410-1013 or get in touch with Ms Ross directly to make sure you get a copy. If you know of any firm or lawyer who would have been unable...