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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Washington Approves Limited Licensed Legal Technicians
While I understand the premise behind this Order (expanding access to justice, addressing gaps in service to low-income/modest means/pro se litigants), I am still surprised. New APR 28 – Limited Practice Rule for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) goes into effect September 1, 2012.  It draws a distinction between LLLTs and paralegals or legal assistants “who [...]
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Learn To Spot The Scams
It’s hard to pass a full day without receiving at least one scam attempt in your email inbox. While many of the scams are obviously fake or poorly targeted — for example, an alert for a bank you don’t use — they’ve been growing steadily more sophisticated.  Indeed, there are even a number of scams that have been very carefully targeted at lawyers. How do you avoid falling victim to these scams?  For the legal-specific threats, LawPRO’s AvoidAClaim blog is a...
[Compujurist] Fastcase Does It Again: Free Advanced Sheets in Ebook formats!
Fastcase, the company that proudly proclaims"Disrupting the legal publishing market with smarter tools for legal research since 1999, continues to innovate with the release today of Fastcase Advance Sheets.
[The Last Word] Boost Your Firm’s Profitability
The July/August Law Firm Profitability issue of Law Practice is available on the LPM Section’s website, and you don’t have to be a section member to take a look. With The New Normal: Restoring Profitability by Arthur C. Greene as the cover feature and articles like 15 Proven Profitability Techniques and Increase Profits by Decreasing [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Twelve Ethics Tips for the First-Rate Lawyer
Legal ethics advice can sometimes be dry and off-putting. No one likes to be lectured to, especially about not stealing, lying or misbehaving. Oklahoma Bar Association Ethics Counsel Travis Pickens gives us twelve practical suggestions about maintaining ethical standards and...
[Law Technology Today] Which Practice Management Software is Right For You?
Over the years, we’ve fielded many questions from lawyers looking to replace their cobbled together (or simply outdated) practice management solutions.  To help, we’ve maintained a comparison chart for some of the more popular practice management and time & billing products on the market. We’ve recently made a few updates to the chart, so if you’re in the market for new software, check it out.  The PDF includes two separate charts: the first comparing practice...
[Law Technology Today] Introducing Legal Technology Observer
Legal technology can be a daunting subject for the average lawyer or legal professional, particularly when you get past the lighter subjects like online marketing and into the more complicated territory including e-Discovery and data security. Over at the Legal IT Professionals blog, Burke & Company is providing a concentrated six-week blog — dubbed Legal Technology Observer – focused on unpacking practical technology topics for those who aren’t yet as tech savvy as they...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law Practice TODAY – June issue
The June issue of Law Practice TODAY is out.  This month’s theme is social networking.  Articles include: Keeping Up With Your Social Network Universe From the Social Media Trenches: A Roundtable Discussion Tweet Me Right: A Practical Primer for Developing Relationships and Clients through Twitter Social Media Risk Monitoring: Has Your Organization Been Gazopted? Social Media [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] LAWPRO 2011 Annual Review: Claim Numbers & Costs Reach New Highs
At the end of this week Ontario lawyers will be receiving our third annual review of LAWPRO operations. The big story in 2011 is claims. The number of claims reported is up 11 per cent to 2,468. And based on actuaries’ projections, claims costs in the E&O program could top the $90 million mark for 2011. What’s driving the increase in claims? As is more fully explained in the article, no matter how we slice and dice the numbers, the trend is up: It’s a more complex business environment in...
[Law Technology Today] Navigating Facebook’s Ocean of Personal Data
Technology Review, an excellent journal published by MIT, has an article in its July/August 2012 edition examining Facebook’s growing use of the social sciences to analyze user behavior.  Technology Review editor Tom Simonite writes: Now that the company has gone public, the pressure to develop new sources of profit … is likely to force it to do more with its hoard of information. That stash of data looms like an oversize shadow over what today is a modest online advertising...