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] ABA Provides Resource Center for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers
Most PA attorneys are not members of ABA, in my experience. That’s likely a result of the fact that most firms are solos/smalls, and paying dues at the local and/or state level is daunting enough, leaving little room in the budget for dues at the national level.   But that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of much of ABA’s vast wealth of resources.  I have participated in their LawTech Listserv for years, and find the information flow and available expertise...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] We're All Legal Technologists Now
That headline must strike fear in the hearts of some lawyers, who already feel that they have to follow too many recent developments in the law. But this week the American Bar Association House of Delegates passed several Amendments to...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] When is it Time to Hang up the Robes?
♫ We’re gonna miss your smile; we’re gonna miss your style We’re gonna miss your ways; gonna miss you every day… ‘Cause there you go, cruising down the highway of life! ♫ Music and Lyrics by MaryLee Sunseri. All of us know at least one practising lawyer who has reached his or her’s “best before date.” It is particularly troubling when you think that this lawyer could be you. Raising the issue of retirement with any lawyer can be a difficult and complex discussion, particularly so when...
[Law Practice Advisor] Four Score: Keep Your Practice Moving
Most often, I only have one good idea for Attorney at Work at a time; this mid- to late summer, however, I’m quadrupling up.  (Fore!)  I’ve recently had posted to the Attorney at Work site four of my very best recommendations for solo and small firm attorneys.  Read me talking about (1) mobile websites, (2) case management software, (3) staying in touch and (4) reviewing your rates (see, four) . . . it’s all right here. . . . Liner Notes Aside from iTunes, where I house the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Taketsuga Fujiwara of Asahi Kasei Corporation
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported Taketsuga Fujiwara of Asahi Kasei Corporation with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Taketsugu Fujiwara Date: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 6:25 AM Subject: Attention Counsel. To: lawyer email Attention Counsel. Good morning to you, please...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Takumi Yuichi of Takatori Int’l and Patent Office
A lawyer in California and one in Ontario received an email from the purported Takumi Yuichi of Takatori Int’l and Patent Office with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: “Takumi Yuichi” To: lawyer email Date: 01/08/2012 01:14 PM Subject: collection/litigation matter Dear...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Client Relations Dos and Don’ts
The best defense against a legal malpractice claim is establishing and maintaining a good working relationship with your clients.  Follow these client relations dos and don’ts from the PLF: DO treat your client with courtesy by: Keeping appointments promptly. Returning telephone calls, or having staff call to explain any delay. Completing work as promised, or [...]
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Enable iPhone LED Flash Alerts
Whether you have difficulty hearing, work in a particularly noisy office, or simply have a habit of forgetting to turn your ringer back on after meetings, it can be be helpful to have your smartphone provide a clear visual cue that you have an incoming call or alert.  For those with iPhones, one easy solution is to set the device’s LED flash to blink as an alert. To turn on the flashing alerts, open your iPhone’s Settings app, select General settings and then Accessibility.  Near...
[PA Law Practice Management] New NLRB Decision Makes Confidential Employer Investigations More Difficult
The blogosphere is all abuzz about the National Labor Relations Board decision which was issued this week.  The Board deemed it unlawful for an HR Manager to request that employees not discuss company investigations of employee misconduct.  Huh?  You’d think that confidentiality would be essential in order to do a fair and proper investigation.  An Administrative Law Judge agreed wih the employer — a hospital — that the prohibition on discussing the complaint with coworkers...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – August 3rd
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 3rd: Windows 8 is nearly here. Microsoft recently announced that it’s reached RTM status–released to manufacturing. Beverly Michaelis offered some helpful suggestions about improving your smartphone email signatures. Google Wallet saw a major update which will allow users to load almost any major credit card. Jim Calloway pointed to excellent archive of Digital Edge podcasts. How-to Geek...