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

[The Last Word] Alabama Child Support Calculation App Now Available
Candace Peeples of Shaw, Anderson & Peeples, LLC in Birmingham has just launched a new app which she hopes will be of use to Alabama lawyers who practice domestic relations law, as well as provide a boost to her own law practice. The Alabama Child Support Calculator, which became available through iTunes in late May [...]
[Law Technology Today] Adobe Acrobat X Pro: PDF Editing Tutorial
In this second video in our series of Adobe Acrobat X Pro tutorials, we address an all-too-common problem: you need to make a few minor changes to a PDF, but the original document isn’t available. So how do you make changes directly to the PDF?  We demonstrate how to: Add text directly while preserving word wrapping. Add text as an overlay. Rearrange elements of the document on the page. Add footers and headers. Be sure to check out the first video in the series as well: PDF Basics.
[Law Technology Today] Lost Your Smartphone? Time to Remote Wipe
If you’re going to use a Smartphone, having the ability to remotely wipe it is essential. With remote wiping, if your device goes missing–whether via theft or simply by losing it–you can quickly take steps to erase all data from that device. Remote wiping requires that the device be connected to the service provider’s network, so it’s important to do the remote wipe immediately after you realize you’ve lost your device. If you’re working in an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Legislative Proposals for 2013 Session
The Oregon State Bar has published a list of legislative proposals submitted by OSB groups for sponsorship in the 2013 session of the Oregon Legislature. The proposed bills address the following subject areas: Board of Governors Dischargability of Costs – an award of costs in an OSB Disciplinary proceeding would no longer be dischargeable in [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Create a Transparent Signature Stamp in Adobe Acrobat X
Learn how to create a transparent custom signature stamp for use in Adobe Acrobat to “sign” electronic documents. For more Acrobat tutorials see the archived programs from the Chicago Bar Association’s How To… series.
[Law Practice Advisor] Sequel: LOMAP and the Massachusetts Bar Association Co-Host Annual Marketing Conference
We had so much fun doing last year’s first annual LOMAP’s Super Marketing Conference, that we’ve decided on another go at it.  LOMAP’s Super Marketing Conference II will take place June 19, 2012, at the Massachusetts Bar Association in downtown Boston.  This will be a half-day conference focused solely on law firm marketing, featuring CLE presentations, significant networking opportunities and a following networking reception, with open bar and passed hors d’oeuvres .  Featured...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Google Places is now Google+ Local
Google has incorporated Google Profiles and Google Places into Google+. In the past lawyers could boost their online presence by filling out a free Google Profile, which created a publicly available profile that included pictures, hobbies, personal and professional interests. You could link to your webpage, blog, LinkedIn profile or anything else you’d like to share. [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Michael Molden
Five lawyer in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Michael Molden 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 load frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Michael Molden [mailto:michaelmolden@loans-instantly.com] Sent:...
[PMATips] Web Conference Using Your Smart Phone – 05/29/12
Several web conferencing service providers have customized their applications and services to work on smart phones. You no longer have to be locked in to a land line to host or join a web conference. Check out the following applications to learn about time-saving options that would be an asset for your firm. Android iPhone WebEx WebEx GoToMeeting GoToMeeting JoinMe JoinMe Adobe Connect Adobe Connect Android iPhone WebEx WebEx GoToMeeting GoToMeeting JoinMe JoinMe Adobe Connect Adobe...

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[SC Small Firm] 5 Things Lawyers Should Know About the Cloud
If there is one technology topic that is hot right now, it’s Cloud computing. Although most lawyers have heard something about Cloud computing, there is confusion about what the Cloud is and what it can do for them. Unfortunately, researching the Cloud may leave you feeling more bewildered than enlightened. From the flood of acronyms (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) to conflicting opinions by the experts about what to call everything, it’s a confusing topic. There are companies that offer to back up...