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

[Law Practice Tips Blog] Reinventing Legal Education
Failing Law Schools by Brian Z. Tamanaha was published in June 2012. Among the most startling assertions in that book was that law schools will produce 45,000 new graduates annually while only 25,000 openings for lawyers are projected each year...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Library: Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers
This was the week we launched the LAWPRO Facebook page, and some lawyers may be wondering how they can create a similar Facebook presence for themselves. To help with that we now have Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers in our lending library. This book is written for both novice and advanced Facebook users, and covers every step you’ll take: from creating a page, to ajusting the all-important privacy settings to reaching out to others of Facebook. Other topics covered include: Managing...
[Law Technology Today] Working with Electronic Records at Mediation, Arbitration, or Trial (An Excerpt from “Electronic Discovery for Small Cases”)
Adapted and excepted from Electronic Discovery for Small Cases: Managing Digital Evidence and ESI by Bruce A. Olson and Tom O’Connor, now available from LPM Publishing. At the end of the day, after you have gathered all of your electronic records, analyzed them, and determined which are truly relevant, you must be able to use them to help bring about some resolution to the litigation in which you are involved. Whether it is in mediation, arbitration, or trial, you must have a method of...
[PA Law Practice Management] Deadbeat Clients: Exact Your Revenge for Bad Debt!
You can follow all the right procedures, but sometimes clients still stiff you.  What can you do?  How about revenge?  Does that appeal to you? Let’s say you have a strong engagement agreement.  You got a decent retainer.  And at first the client kept up when the retainer ran out.  By the time you realized that the client was falling behind, you were too far in, or too close to the end, to extricate yourself.  It happens all the time.  You follow up with calls and letters, but the client...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO is now on Facebook
We are pleased to announce LAWPRO has launched its own Facebook page. The page will allow LAWPRO to distribute content on our corporate activities and social responsibility initiatives, upcoming events and deadlines and risk management information from our publications, including LAWPRO magazine. “Like” the new page by visiting
[Compujurist] David Pogue Announced as ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Keynote Speaker
David Pogue will be the keynote speaker for ABA TECHSHOW 2013 taking place April 4-6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. According to the announcement: Pogue has more than three million books in print including his Missing Manual series which include Windows 7: The Missing Manual; OS X Mountain Lion: The Missing Manual and his forthcoming Windows 8: The Missing manual.
[Law Technology Today] ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Keynote Speaker
The ABA TECHSHOW 2013 Planning Board is excited to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker, David Pogue! David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for The New York Times and a monthly columnist for Scientific American. He is also an Emmy Award-winning tech correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and the current host of NOVA ScienceNow. Don’t miss David Pogue when he speaks at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 on Disruptive Tech: What’s New, What’s Coming, and How It Will Change Everything....
[Compujurist] Configure Your Fujitsu ScanSnap to Scan Continuously
Sometimes you need to scan more documents than the he feed tray on your ScanSnap will hold. In these instances, wouldn't it be nice to set the ScanSnap so it rather than completing the scan when the paper tray was empty, you could insert more pages and scan into the same file? The good news is that you can do this: the Fujitsu Community website has step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Check the instructions out here.
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Hiroaki Iwasaki of Iwasaki Publishing Co Ltd
Four Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Hiroaki Iwasaki of Iwasaki Publishing Co Ltd with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email. From: Hiroaki Iwasaki [] Sent: December-03-12 11:08 PM To: lawyer email Subject: Legal Matter  We have a breach of...
[Law Technology Today] Encryption in the Cloud: BoxCryptor
I have been looking for an easy and affordable way to encrypt my electronic documents stored in the cloud.  My preferred cloud storage options at this time are either Microsoft SkyDrive or Dropbox.  However, neither provide me with complete assurance that their existing security adequately protects documents that I want to keep completely confidential. After trying Viivo (formerly SecretSync) I found that the use of the product was not intuitive for me.  Continuing my search, I downloaded...