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

[Avoid a Claim] Avoiding the pitfalls of social media
Social media and online networking is a new frontier for many lawyers, presenting new opportunities to connect with clients…but also new risks. Dan Pinnington has an article in July 20 edition of Lawyer’s Weekly looking at how family lawyers can take steps to protect themselves when interacting with clients on social media. For further reading on this subject, be sure to also check out Social Media Pitfalls to Avoid from the December 2009 edition of LAWPRO Magazine.
[PA Law Practice Management] Say It Ain’t So: The End of iGoogle
My friend and colleague, David Bilinsky, just enlightened me about the upcoming end to iGoogle in his recent Thoughtful Legal Management blog post entitled “iGoogle *Disappearing* Soon!! “   Yes, folks, what has become the best home page, and the one relied upon by hundreds of attorneys to organize their RSS blog feeds, will be disappearing soon.  According to Google, “iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012.”...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Outlook Conversation View
When Google’s Gmail launched in 2004, one of its more notable features was its use of conversational sorting.  That is, Gmail grouped emails–including your own responses–into conversational threads.  With one click, you could view an entire exchange of e-mails that spanned days or weeks. Though few realize it, a similar feature has been available in Microsoft Outlook for years.  The conversation view in Outlook 2003 and 2007 is accessed under: View > Arrange By >...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] 156 Year Old Photo of Osgoode Hall
To mark this past Canada Day, the National Archives of the UK put online hundreds of old photos of Canada, many of which pre-date Confederation. There's some amazing shots in there. Ontario lawyers may recognize this building…
[Thoughtful Legal Management] iGoogle *Disappearing* Soon!! :-(
♫The conductor sings his song again, The passengers will please refrain This train’s got the disappearing railroad blues…♫ Lyrics and Music by Steve Goodman, recorded by Arlo Guthrie. What’s happening to iGoogle? According to Google, “iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013. The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012.” With respect, this decision appears to be either badly explained or inexplicable.  I imagine that there are thousands...
[Law Practice Advisor] Use Twitter to Learn About Prospective Clients, Employers and Contacts
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip offers some suggestions for using Twitter to learn more about professional contacts. Read the Tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Ray Aubrey of Electronic Resources Inc
A lawyer in Washington State received an email from the purported Ray Aubrey of Electronic Resources Inc 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: Ray Aubrey [] Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:42 PM To: lawyer email Subject: Debt Collection  We are Electronic...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Practice Management Software 101
In our July webinar, Ron Collins from Amicus Attorney discussed the benefits and opportunities offered by practice management software, from improving client communications to capturing additional billable hours. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and sponsored by Amicus Attorney.
[Law Practice Matters] Should Lawyers Use Encrypted Email?
A few days ago, a lawyer friend of mine asked if I meet a lot of lawyers who use encrypted email. I told him I hadn’t – that apart from the lawyers whose clients (banks, mostly) required the use of encrypted email, I hadn’t come across many other lawyers using it. Undeniably, and maybe unfortunately for our collective productivity, email has become the communication backbone of many lawyers’ practices. Email is everywhere, chirping and beeping for our attention. No...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Roberto Victor
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Richard Frazier looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: Roberto Victor [] Sent: July-07-12 6:30 PM To:...