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

[Compujurist] When You Go To Heaven, Will Your Digital Assets go to Hell??
As a lawyer, I always urged my clients to get their estate planning documents (wills, powers of attorney, trusts) in order and to update them on a regular basis. With the increased use of online banking, bill payment, email, etc. what will happen to these digital assets on your death? Will your significant other, agent, executor or trustee be able to access these assets and fulfill their due diligence requirements to the estate? Or will they face their own version of Hell because these assets...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Measuring the Costs of Legislative Changes
♫ We’re all following a strange melody  We’re all summoned by a tune  We’re following the piper  And we dance beneath the moon…♫  Lyrics and music by: Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, recorded by Abba. While attending the Innovating Justice Forum: Towards  Basic  Justice  Care  for  Everyone in Den Haag, I spoke with Christiane Flaes, Netherlands Council for the Judiciary / Secretariat of ENCJ in The Netherlands; with Peter Van Der Biggelaar, the Director of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Five Steps You Can Take to Reduce Stress in Your Life
Today is Observe National Stress Awareness Day. As lawyers, we know stress all too well. Ehow.com has a list of five things you can do to reduce stress in your day-to-day life. 1. Prioritize your life. Our lives are stressful because each day is jam-packed with things to do. The list of things to do never seems to end and only carries over to the next day. People tend to do the least important things on the list first and then feel as if they haven't accomplished enough in their day. 2....
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Coping with the Stress of a Legal Malpractice Claim
A significant measure of a person is not whether he or she avoids trouble, but how he or she meets it when they find each other.  Bruce Schafer I couldn’t agree more. In this month’s Parting Thoughts,  Bruce Schafer, our Director of Claims, shares some important advice on how to handle the emotional effects of a [...]
[Reid My Blog] Nuance, iPads changing the game for doctors, are lawyers next?
USA Today reports on an advanced voice-recognition software now being tested in hospitals that can validate medical facts, spot inconsistencies, and ask follow-up questions as doctors using iPads dictate their notes into a patient's file. If this works for doctors, why not lawyers? As we dictate a new lease, trust document, or custody agreement, the software could review prior information in our client's electronic file to correctly spell names, ask if we want to include additional assets...
[Compujurist] Can I Turbocharge My Office for $5,000
So you have technology in your office that is at least five years old (if not older) and saved $5,000? Is it best to replace everything or replace some items and upgrade or keep others? The answer is, it depends.
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] 60 Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW materials
CBA LPMT Committee chair and President of Betadac Media Dan Saavedra, Associate Director of Educational Programs at the Center for CLE at the American Bar Association Skip Harsch and I shared 60 sites, tips, and resources we learned during the ABA TECHSHOW in March with the CBA LPMT Committee. Materials are available for logged in CBA [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Achilles’ First Stand: LOMAP Hires New Practice Advisor
As is our wont, we have hired someone new in April. (Seriously, we’re like the Easter Bunny of the U.S economy.) As is also our wont, we will be making our official introduction of our new practice advisor through the medium of a blog post. This one, in fact. So, I asked Scott, whom you’ll meet below, to draft up some aspects of his life in a publishable format. (Well, given that we’re posting these here, let’s call it a ‘semi-publishable’ format.) And, my intention has been to introduce...
[SC Small Firm] 60 Sites in 60 Minutes!
The popular “60 Sites in 60 Minutes” session did not disappoint at this year’s ABA TECHSHOW®. The list included a little bit of everything – both useful (the Harvard Business School Elevator Pitch Builder) and silly (Why, Siri, Why?).  There were sites that help you monitor current scams, examine your social media privacy, or commission a design for your law firm logo. If This Then That is a site that shows you how to automate tasks or create triggers between applications that you use...
[PA Law Practice Management] Who Owns the Social Media Account?
We know that much of the world of social media is like the Wild West of yore.  Eventually laws were developed which tamed the west.  We’re waiting for lawsuits, current and future, to wind their way into and through the courts to tame this new frontier.  Until that happens, there’s no telling what complexities and conflicts will arise, and how it will resolve.  Beware, it’s a dangerous landscape without forethought. My partner, Jennifer Ellis, is widely known for her expertise...