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

[Avoid a Claim] Several counterfeit Canadian dollar bank drafts negotiated by ON, AB and QC lawyers
The Royal Bank has advised us that several counterfeit Canadian dollar bank drafts have been negotiated by lawyers (4 in Ontario, 3 in Alberta and 1 in Quebec). These drafts are drawn on RBC transit 05142 003 and are payable to individual lawyers. The subject line on all 8 drafts indicates “Rowland Webster”. They are dated April 12 and 13, 2012, and are in the amount of $325,850. They indicate Royal Bank of Canada, Mississauga ON on the top left corner of the draft. RBC’s...
[Avoid a Claim] The College of Law Practice Management InnovAction Awards: Innovators Wanted
The College of Law Practice Management has just launched the 2012 InnovAction Awards. The COLPM is looking for lawyers, law firms, and other deliverers of legal services who are engaged in some extraordinary innovative efforts. Would your firm qualify or do you know of another firm or person that would deserve this prestigious award and the recognition it brings? Here are the Judging Criteria: Disruption: does this entry change an important element of the legal services process for the...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The College of Law Practice Management InnovAction Awards: Innovators Wanted
The College of Law Practice Management has just launched the 2012 InnovAction Awards. The COLPM is looking for lawyers, law firms, and other deliverers of legal services who are engaged in some extraordinary innovative efforts. Would your firm qualify or do you know of another firm or person that would deserve this prestigious award and the recognition it brings? Here are the Judging Criteria: Disruption: does this entry change an important element of the legal services process for the better...
[Law Practice Advisor] Layering Security in the Cloud II: Client-side Encryption Tools
Last week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. Last week's Tip relayed some useful, on-the-fly, client-side encryption programs, for securing your documents and things in the cloud. Read the Tip here.
[Thoughtful Legal Management] What Your Will Should Say About Your Digital Assets
♫  And then just as sure as one and one is two I know I’ll take care of you I’ll take care of you I’ll take care of you I’ll take care of you…♫  Music and lyrics by Brook Benton and originally recorded by Bobby Bland.   This is a guest post from my good friends Sharon Nelson and John Simek, from Sharon’s Blog Ride the Lightning. Sharon and John are life partners as well as business partners in Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] What Your Will Should Say About Your Digital Assets
Do the wills you are drafting for your clients deal with their digital assets? Does your will deal with your digital assets (personally and for your practice)? I’m guessing that your answers to both these questions is “No.” My good friend Sharon Nelson did an excellent post on this hot topic on the Ride The Lightning blog. Until recently, lawyers just didn’t think about digital assets. This needs to change as lawyers and clients alike all have significant and growing online presences. It can...
[Avoid a Claim] What Your Will Should Say About Your Digital Assets
Do the wills you are drafting for your clients deal with their digital assets? Does your will deal with your digital assets (personally and for your practice)? I’m guessing that your answers to both these questions is “No.” Sharon Nelson did an excellent post on this hot topic on the Ride The Lightning blog. Until recently, lawyers just didn’t think about digital assets. This needs to change as lawyers and clients alike all have significant and growing online presences. It can be very...
[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....