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 Technology Today] This Week in Tech – July 13th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of July 13th: The 56th edition of the Digital Edge podcast was released, featuring Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson discussing the future of law practice. On the Oregon Law Practice Management blog, Beverly Michaelis collected 30 tips on marketing, social media, and technology from Twitter. Yahoo became the latest online service to suffer a major password leak. Are we in the post-PC era or the PC-plus era? New...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Decision Due Today in Oregon Online Defamation Case
Can you be sued for comments made in a Google review? We’ll find out today when an #Oregon judge issues a ruling,
[Oregon Law Practice Management] July Issue of In Brief Now Available
The July issue of In Brief is now available on the Professional Liability Fund Web site.  Articles and announcements include: Modification to Civil Case Management System in Multnomah County Revised Uniform Trial Court Rules Effective August 1, 2012 Adjusted Tort Liability Limits Against Public Bodies Effective July 1, 2012 Contract Lawyers: Independent Contractors or Employees? [...]
[PMATips] Touchfire Keyboard for iPads – 07/12/12
Touchfire Keyboard for iPads This super thin overlay keyboard is an amazing advance, bringing true touch typing to the iPad while adding almost nothing to its profile or weight. The transparent keyboard attaches magnetically to the bottom half of the iPad in a profile so thin you can “swipe” right through it to see the keys underneath, and so flexible it can be folded out of the way. Some early reviews of the Touchfire include: New York Times – “The keyboard is incredibly simple to...

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[Law Technology Today] Practice Management Software 101
Managing a modern law practice is a challenge, whether you’re a solo practitioner or a firm with a large support staff.  It’s all too easy to let important details slip through the cracks – an unreturned call, a missed e-mail, work that goes unbilled or uncollected.  These seemingly small lapses can have severe consequences. Practice management software offers a solution.  Used well, practice management software can organize your law practice, make you more money, keep your clients and staff...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 2012 Notary Training Schedule Now Available
Is Notarization Confusing?  Learn all you need to know by attending classes sponsored by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office: Brush up your notary knowledge and get the answers to your questions by attending a Secretary of State sponsored seminar for current and future notaries public. This seminar is a comprehensive and thorough examination of notary basics: what [...]
[Law Technology Today] Connecting From a Hotel? Got a Pop-up? Be Careful. (A Guest Post by Sharon Nelson)
Many thanks to Sharon Nelson for penning this week’s guest post. Sharon is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.  She has authored many books published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section, most recently, Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers. Sharon blogs at “Ride the Lightning.” Last month, the FBI issued a warning about malware which targets travelers abroad trying to connect from their...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Podcasting the Future of Law Practice
Since I already made one blog post on the future of law practice this week, I decided I should mention that our most recent Digital Edge podcast is our 56th Edition, which was also about The Future of Law Practice....
[Law Technology Today] Essential Chrome Extensions
On Monday we wrote about using the social web’s “hive mind” to  locate important answers and useful information.  Today, we’re pointing to an example of the hive mind in action.  On The Verge’s forums, one of the site’s editors asked Chrome users a simple question: what are your essential extensions? The post has received more than 150 responses thus far, with most users sharing their favorites.  If you use Google Chrome as your web browser and you’d...
[PA Law Practice Management] Why PA Needs CLE Credit for Practice Management Education
I have been asserting that PA should provide full CLE credit for practice management education since I joined the PA Bar Association in 1999.  Here’s just a bit more proof of why.  Take a look at this recent blog post by highly-respected marketing consultant Dustin Cole, entitled “Of the Top 10 Causes of Malpractice & Grievances — 8 Are Sloppy Housekeeping!“  From his post, here are the top 8 of 10 reasons for malpractice / grievance claims in Florida: 1. Failure to...