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 Advisor] Guest Post: Sundown, You’d Better Take Care: Windows XP Extended Support to End Next Year
In my time here at LOMAP, I have seen some old computers.  This one time, someone opened a secret closet (I can’t remember whether there was also a secret knock involved, or not) to reveal a computer that was older than me, which housed all of the law firm’s information, from time in memoriam.  I wanna say it was a Wang; but, now that I think about it, it may have been Wang’s grandfather’s.  Now, while not as dramatic as all that, I have run into a number of attorneys who are still using...
[Law Technology Today] The BIG IDEAS Issue: Law Practice Magazine July/August 2013
Every other month, the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section publishes an issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips regarding marketing and client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. The latest issue focusing on “BIG IDEAS” explores new ways of thinking about law practice and management, considers the movement to virtual law firms, and provides guidance from many forward-thinking minds in the field including...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Top downloads for 2013 year-to-date
Its halfway through 2013, and we’ve compiled the top 40 most downloaded practicePRO articles and resources. Many of the perennial favourites at still there, including our retainer precedents, business plan outline, the ILA checklist, Peg Duncan’s e-discovery reading list and avoiding the dangers of metadata article). The LAWPRO Fraud Fact Sheet is now the #1 download in 2013, reflecting growing awareness by lawyers of online fraud attempts against them. There are some new additions to the top...
[The Last Word] Legal Expo Prize Winners Announced
Feeling lucky?  Check in on the Announcements page to see the names of the Legal Expo door prize winners.  If you are one of the winners, please visit the booth of the exhibitor donating the prize to claim it before the Legal Expo closes at noon today.  After that, Legal Expo 2013 is history!
[The Last Word] VLP Honors 2013 Pro Bono Award Winners
The Sky Lounge was fragrant with the smell of blackened shrimp and Baldwin County grits and filled to overflowing with lawyers, their families and guests attending the 17th Annual Volunteer Lawyers Program Pro Bono reception honoring this year’s Pro Bono Award Winners. The nomination process for the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Awards is open […]
[The Last Word] Funding the Courts: Are We?
This important question was addressed by a distinguished panel comprised of James W. Williams, Jr., Executive Director of the Public Affairs Research Counsel of Alabama (PARCA); David A. Perry, Chief of Staff to Governor Robert Bentley; Dean John Carroll of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law; and James R. Pratt, III of Hare Winn Newell […]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Fifteen Steps for Effective Communication
♫ And there’s a road I have to follow, a place I have to go  Well no-one told me just how to get there  But when I get there I’ll know  ‘Cause I’m taking it  Step by step, bit by bit,  Stone by stone (yeah), brick by brick (oh, yeah)  Step by step, day by day, mile by mile…♫ Lyrics and music by: Even Stevens, Eddie Rabbitt and David Malloy, recorded by Whitney Houston.   This is another great gust post from Beth Flynn of the Ohio Leadership Center.  In this...
[Avoid a Claim] Insurance considerations for legal locums
Working as a locum – a temporary replacement for another lawyer – can be an excellent way to gain experience, if you’re a new lawyer, or a new perspective, if you’re a seasoned practitioner. Some lawyers do locum work at the beginning of their careers as they search for a more permanent placement; others take on the job as a form of semiretirement. Whatever your reasons for working as a locum, you will need to consider the implications of your new role from a malpractice insurance perspective...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Matthew Leong
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they received an email from an email from the purported Howard Salter looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page...
[Law Technology Today] Congratulations to LPM Authors Named to the 2013 Fastcase 50!
LPM is proud to announce that three of our book authors have been named to the Fastcase 50 class of 2013. Congratulations to Carole Levitt, Sharon Nelson, and Mark Rosch for being recognized as among “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders.”   Here’s more information about this year’s honorees: Carole Levitt, President & Founder, Internet for Lawyers For more than 20 years, Carole Levitt has been thinking about...