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

[SC Small Firm] Travel Season
Lots of lawyers are working while on the move these days; returning phone calls in the airport lobby and responding to emails in-flight. It’s also that time of year when lots of folks are taking a much needed vacation. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there are plenty of great websites and apps out there to make your trip run smoothly. This Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers contains lots of advice from lawyers who  have become experts at working on the move. It...
[Law Technology Today] FFIEC Issues Cloud Computing Guidance
We’ve written a good amount about cloud computing, including our recent comparison chart of cloud computing ethics opinions.  But lawyers aren’t the only professionals struggling to determine if and how to appropriately implement the cloud in their businesses. Last week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), issued an informational paper on outsourced cloud computing for financial institutions.  The FFIEC is a federal interagency body that prescribes...
[PA Law Practice Management] Are You Ready for Windows 8?
I’m not suggesting you run out and get Windows 8 as soon as it’s available.  I never allow my clients to venture out onto the bleeding edge unless they have no choice.  That’s a risk better undertaken by large firms with ample IT staff, who are accustomed to the bumps and burps of new software.  And it isn’t even time yet, since the Developer Preview was just released a couple of months ago.  If you’re still using Vista, you shouldn’t even wait to upgrade if...
[Law Practice Advisor] Searching Twitter
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, Scott relays some basic and advanced options for searching Twitter. Read the Tip here.
[PA Law Practice Management] Why Your Firm Needs a Written Partnership / Shareholder Agreement
We know the adage about the shoemaker’s children running barefoot.  In the law firm the equivalent is a firm built on a handshake and nod, without the benefit of a written agreement.  The result?  Just as dangerous as those shoemaker’s children running around barefoot on a bed of broken glass and rusty nails.  Aw comeon, you’re thinking, we’ve operated that way for years and it’s working just fine.  Hey, good for you.  The problem is what happens when you’re...
[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...