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

[PA Law Practice Management] We Won a New VoIP Telephone System!!!
I I have friends who are lucky. They win prizes at Expos, buy lucky lottery tickets, purchase the winning raffle ticket. Me?  Nadda. Zip.  Zero. Bupkas.  I never win a thing.   Well, let me rephrase that to past tense: never won a thing . . . until now! I submitted an entry on a whim, and actually won a shiny new telephone system.  Unbelievable but true.  You can read about it here.  Ironically, I was informed about the contest on a day which so happened had me at odds with my current telephony...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] OBA MAP Video Practice Tips: Getting Started with Your ipad
We have now set up a YouTube Channel for the Oklahoma Bar Association Management Assistance Program and will be doing some regular Law Practice Tips in video format. One of our early offerings is Getting Started with the iPad2, featuring...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Twitter in the Court! Twitter in the Court!
♬ Now you need to publish every movement And every single thought to cross your mind I’m told the Twitterverse is full of rubbish But most of us are actually quite refined We validate each other’s insecurities And brag about the gadgets that we’ve bought We laugh out loud at every hint of jolliness And try to self-promote without being caught You’re no one if you’re not on Twitter…♬ Lyrics and music by Ben Walker. On Monday Aug 13, the Canadian Judges Forum together with the Canadian Bar...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: 3 Simple iPad Tricks
Want to get a little bit more out of that iPad?  Here are three helpful features you may not have realized were available: Reopen recently closed tabs. Accidentally closed the wrong tab in the iPad’s Safari web browse?  Just tap and hold the “+” sign in the tab bar and you’ll get a list of recently closed tabs. Tap the one you’re interested in to reopen it. Go beyond a 4-digit pin for security. A 4-digit code is all most people use to secure their iPad and other...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Paul Agius
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: Paul Agius [mailto:paul.agius101@gmail.com] Sent: August 1, 2012 3:52 PM To...
[Law Technology Today] How YOU Can Deliver Legal Services Online
Attorneys who deliver legal services online show an increase in efficiency, higher client satisfaction, and a more competitive practice in today’s legal climate. If you’re not using the internet to deliver legal services, notice the overwhelming benefits that technology brings to the clients you serve, your work-life balance, and to the legal profession. Learn the best practices for delivering legal services online and its ethical concerns in the upcoming CLE webinar from the ABA Law Practice...
[Avoid a Claim] PC Law users: beware of fraudulent “update your information” calls
An Ontario lawyer has advised us that his office received a call purportedly from PC Law looking to “update their information”. The number was from the 613 area code. PC Law advised the lawyer that they didn’t make any such call, and would never need to as they are connected online. This may be a scam attempt similar to another one in which callers pretend to be from Microsoft and try to get credit card details or personal information under the cover of providing...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Garnishing Lawyer Trust Accounts
Yes they can! “… (L)awyer trust accounts enjoy no special status with regard to garnishment law. Funds in a lawyer trust account are, by definition, client funds and are subject to claims of the client’s creditors.” For a discussion of this topic, see Sylvia Stevens, Trust Account Lessons: Cautionary Notes (July 2008).  Contact Oregon State [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Diversify Your Practice While Avoiding the Danger of a Malpractice Claim
The new issue of LAWPRO Magazine includes an article entitled Diversify without dabbling: before expanding your practice, expand your competence!. It looks at how how lawyers who are considering expanding the scope of their practice can do so safely and avoid a malpractice claim (dabbling outside one's comfort zone is often a cause of claims). Watch for the full version of this article at www.lawpro.ca/magazine. Here are five tips from the article on how to expand your practice skills...
[Law Technology Today] Preparing for a Paperless Practice (Free Webinar)
Much of the day-to-day work of law firms and legal departments, regardless of size or practice area, revolves around documents: creating them, sharing them, storing them, and locating them.  Traditional paper documents are cumbersome and frustrating to manage.  Aside from the costs associated with printing, shipping, and storing the documents, there’s also an enormous efficiency loss involved in organizing and searching paper files. A paperless practice offers numerous practical benefits,...