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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] Blue Skies Ahead for Apple’s iCloud
♬ Blue skies Smiling at me Nothing but blue skies Do I see…♬ Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin.   This is a great guest post by Gerry Purdy PHD, the Principal Analyst , Mobile & Wireless services for MobileTrax LLC. I have been reading Gerry’s “Inside Mobile” newsletters for some time now, but this latest one on Apple’s iCloud was a really good analysis of what Apple aims to do with the cloud and – in consequence – how this changes the...
[Avoid a Claim] Administrative dismissals: An update from LAWPRO Magazine
This article by Debra Rolph, LAWPRO Director of Resarch, appears in the new Summer 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. It is a follow-up to an earlier article on administrative dismissals by Domenic Bellacicco that appeared in the July 2009 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. You have just settled a very complicated case on the eve of trial. The preparation leading to trial has left little time to work on other files, but fortunately the two weeks previously blocked off have now opened up. Time to catch...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The SEO Periodic Table: Best Ever Article on SEO Ranking Factors – a Must Read
Loads of people writing, speaking, blogging and consulting on search engine optimization or SEO. Some of them even have good advice, but often in snippets. They just don’t give the big picture on all the things that go into SEO. Thanks to Bob Ambrogi who tweeted about the Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors. As a one-time student of chemistry, I think using a periodic table layout is a brilliant way of grouping very different but related things in a logical way. And don’t be scared off...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Dropbox Security Concerns?
You may have read or heard about recent security concerns involving Dropbox, the wildly popular file sharing service. Thanks to several Twitter friends, I was directed today to this excellent post by Michael Kassner at Tech Republic. Here is the back story: Two highly-skilled researchers Derek Newton and Christopher Soghoian have issues with Dropbox. Newton [...]
[PMATips] Tools and Applications for Bloggers
Dan Pinnington, Practice Management Advisor and Director, practicePRO at the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) in Toronto, recently shared this link to a great blog for anyone who is actively blogging. The post on Hongkiat.com (Online Tips for Designers and Bloggers), entitled “20+ Essential Tools and Applications for Bloggers” provides a prodigious list of tools and applications for bloggers. If you are a blogger, a blogger wannabe or just curious, take a few minutes and peruse...

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[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement scam by Beverly Mackenzie
Two Ontario lawyers reported to LAWPRO today that they received the message reproduced below. This is the first time we have seen this exact message and the name Beverly MacKenzie used on one of these frauds; although the message refers to an ex-husband named Mackenzie Kawashima, the same name used in similar frauds by Beverly Kawashima. From: “MS Beverly Mackenzie.” To: undisclosed-recipients: Date: 13/06/2011 10:45 AM Subject: Dear Attorney My Pending Case. Dear Attorney,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Build Your Firm’s Succession Plan With the Help of Law Practice Magazine
Significant numbers of law firm partners are nearing retirement age. Many firms are facing the daunting question of how to smoothly transition their clients and practices to the next generation – and most firms have taken few if any steps to tackle the thorny issues this transition can raise. Look to the May/June 2011 issue of Law Practice Magazine if you need help with building a succession plan for your firm. It has several articles that will help you with transitioning clients, practices and...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Trust Account
From – Trust Accounting: Your Financial and Ethical Responsibilities, presented May 12, 2011 – Q & A with Helen Hierschbiel, OSB General Counsel Removing Earned Fees Earned fees must be removed from the lawyer trust account promptly. Can you wait a day or two? Yes. Can you wait a week? A month? Longer? No. Separate [...]
[ABA Site-tation] Friday PMA Blog Roundup: 06/10/11
Body: It's been some time since our last Friday PMA Blog Roundup, but the law practice management advisors have kept up a steady stream of excellent posts. Here are recent posts to check out: Jim Calloway wrote about the rise of Google Chrome, pointed to Jay Shepherd's Rules for a Successful Law Practice and noted a blog dedicated to Droid for lawyers. Ellen Freedman blogged about Avvo and whether or not to claim your profile. David Bilinsky recently wrote about the ioSafe Portable hard...
[Law Practice Advisor] Your Pad or Mine: The Rapture Comes for Traditional Computing Devices
Now, I’m not one for bold predictions. I mean, yeah, they can provide your fringe church of the heart with a short-lived marketing bump and budgetary boost; but, that’s only until they prove you to be a jackass. Just ask this guy. (One thing I am grateful for is that the timing of my recent vacation coincided with all of this apocalyptic fervor, which (the latter) I was very glad to miss out on. What a time to disengage the grid, eh? For those of you still concerned for the arrival of the end-...