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

[The Last Word] Are You Going to Wear That?
With this gentle chide many wives signal to their husbands that they ought to select something different to wear. Unfortunately, right now many students at the University of Alabama School of Law don’t have much of a choice when it comes to a change of wardrobe. Many law students, and some business students, too, lost [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Psychodrama and the Discovery of Your Client’s Story
We are excited to publish, below, the second of a two-part series of posts from the 3 Sisters. (No, not those three sisters.) The 3 Sisters (not actual sisters) offer unique trial practice resources and training sessions. For general information respecting the 3 Sisters, check out their website, especially the frequently asked questions section. If you have a handle on what they offer, and you think the intervention of the Sisters may be just what you need to refresh your trial practice, take a...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] I am an iPad2 – Day 1
♫ And I’m thinking two is better than one… ♫ Lyrics and Music by Martin Johnson, recorded by Boys Like Girls with Taylor Swift. Having recently acquired an iPad2, I am just starting to explore how to integrate this tablet into my daily workflow. As with any new gadget, I had questions as to the degree the iPad2 would replace my MacBook or fit into my existing workflow. Surprisingly, I have found that, rather than replacing my MacBook, the iPad has integrated into the workflow...
[The Last Word] Disaster Help Available from the Alabama State Bar
The citizens of north Alabama, including many lawyers who were hard hit, are making strides in cleaning up after the devastating tornadoes of April 27th. As the recovery process begins, the Alabama State Bar is assisting those injured and requiring guidance as a result of this tragedy. We have mobilized our Disaster Assistance Plan and [...]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Earned Upon Receipt Fee Agreement
In December 2010 the Oregon Supreme Court approved amendments to Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct 1.5 and 1.15 regarding “earned upon receipt” fees. The rule changes explicitly require a written fee agreement informing the client: The funds will not be deposited into the lawyer trust account; and The client may discharge the lawyer at any time and [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Delegating with Confidence
Delegating with Confidence is the title of my column this month in Lawyers USA. Some lawyers are not as effective as they could be delegating important work to others. This is often because "[a]ny assignment delegated to staff is still...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] New Ideas for Lawyers and Google Maps
There are so many technology tools that it is sometimes a challenge to recognize all the ways that they can be used. Well, one of the neat features of the iPhone and iPad is that you can save a screen...
[Law Practice Advisor] Forget-Me-Not(e)s : Imagining a World Without Post-It Notes
With the forces of green combining with the electronic arts to ru(i)n the world, it’s only a matter of time before Post-It Notes enter upon an afterlife as nostalgic claptrap images making bygones appearances upon the future/futuristic lunchboxes. Now, don’t shoot the messenger, Mr. Post-It. Don’t get me wrong; I mean, I love Post-It Notes almost as much as Rachel Willcox--in fact, I’m staring at a pile of them right now. And, I will fight the long, losing battle. However, I recognize the flow...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Law Society of British Columbia Warning Re Real Estate Fraud Involving Fake Law Firm Wagner Elliot LLP
Yesterday the Law Society of British Columbia posted the below warning on its website. From a California lawyer, we have also received a copy of a message that purports to come from lawyer named Marcus Davis at this firm. The initial contact message the California lawyer received is reproduced below. Attention real estate practitioners: Fake law firm website used in new variation of bad cheque scam Wagner Elliot LLP is not a real law firm, but in yet another twist on the bad cheque scam, a...
[Avoid a Claim] Law Society of British Columbia warning regarding real estate fraud involving fake law firm Wagner Elliot LLP
Yesterday the Law Society of British Columbia posted the below warning on its website. From a California lawyer, we have also received a copy of a message that purports to come from lawyer named Marcus Davis at this firm. The initial contact message the California lawyer received is reproduced below. Attention real estate practitioners: Fake law firm website used in new variation of bad cheque scam Wagner Elliot LLP is not a real law firm, but in yet another twist on the bad cheque scam,...