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] 2012 Clawbies!
♫ Shine a light shine a light Shine a light won’t you shine a light…♫ Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, music and recorded by Elton John. I have been remiss in not posting my nominations for the 2012 Clawbie awards. It gets harder each year, with so many good blogs starting and existing blogs continuing their wonderful work. My absolute favourite legal blog (and one that, in my opinion, should be on each Canadian lawyer’s *must read* list each day) is Slaw.ca.  Simon Fodden has...
[PA Law Practice Management] Unlimited FDIC Insurance on IOLTA Accounts Due to Expire
The unlimited FDIC Insurance coverage on IOLTA accounts is set to expire on December 31, 2012.  Coverage will revert to $250,000 per client per institution.  In an article in ABA Journal Law News Now, it was reported that a provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that provided for the unlimited coverage is scheduled to sunset on Dec. 31.  If Congress does not act, the amount of FDIC insurance available will be $250,000 per client, per financial institution, as long as the account is properly...
[Avoid a Claim] Ontario law firm victim of large fraud due to infection by Trojan Banker Virus
This is the text of an email fraud alert sent by LAWPRO to our insureds on December 21, 2012. Just this week LAWPRO has dealt with two firms that were the victims of major frauds on their trust accounts. The time just before the holidays should not be a time for bad thoughts and frauds targeting lawyers, but unfortunately the fraudsters aren’t cooperating. We frequently see an increase in fraud attempts around the holidays as the crooks behind these frauds will actually use the distractions of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Ontario Law Firm Victim of Large Fraud Due to Infection by Trojan Banker Virus
This is the text of an email fraud alert sent by LAWPRO to our insureds on December 21, 2012. Just this week LAWPRO has dealt with two firms that were the victims of major frauds on their trust accounts. The time just before the holidays should not be a time for bad thoughts and frauds targeting lawyers, but unfortunately the fraudsters aren’t cooperating. We frequently see an increase in fraud attempts around the holidays as the crooks behind these frauds will actually use the distractions of...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Year in Review – Useful Tips You May Have Missed
Thank you readers!  I hope this has been a fruitful year for you.  Just in case you missed a tip or two, here is a list of 2012 blog posts for your perusal: January Building and Maintaining a Profitable and Efficient Law Practice Sorting Out Social Media ABA TECHSHOW 2012 Trust Accounting for Paralegals Setting [...]
[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...