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] Updated Resources for Goderich Lawyers
UPDATE: As a result of wide-spread outages and limited access to email, we’ve gathered the information in hard copy and sent them by courier to Goderich lawyer Heather Ross who will distribute them in the community. If you are from the Goderich area and live outside the quarantine zone, please email LAWPRO at service@lawpro.ca, call LAWPRO at 1-800-410-1013 or get in touch with Ms Ross directly to make sure you get a copy. If you know of any firm or lawyer who would have been unable...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Resources for Goderich lawyers
LAWPRO sent out the following alert to lawyers in the Goderich area. We want to offer resources and support to all lawyers affected by the tornado disaster on August 21, 2011. If you know of any firm or lawyer who would have been unable to receive our email, we ask that you pass along the information. “LAWPRO and the Law Society of Upper Canada wish to express our sympathy and support for the community of Goderich. We are here as a resource for lawyers as the community rebuilds....
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Four Sure-Fire Ways to Get Paid
How many times have you heard, “If you want to avoid collection problems, get your fee up front?” Good advice, but how exactly do you make it happen? Here are four sure-fire options: Use “evergreen” retainers. In this type of arrangement, the client agrees to maintain a specified retainer balance at all times. Your bill should reflect the [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] ABCs of Marketing and Business Development
♬ You went to school to learn, girl Things you never, never knew before… ABC Easy as… 123 Or simple as… Do re mi ♬ Lyrics and Music by: The Corporation, recorded by The Jackson 5.   This is a guest post by Bob Denney of Robert Denney Associates Inc. Bob and I will be on the same panel on the “State of the Legal Market” for 2nd and 3rd law students on Sept 13, 2011 at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA., sponsored by Keeley...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Condo Buyers Get a Checklist
TitlePLUS’s Ray Leclair has provided prospective condo buyers with a checklist of things they should know about before deciding to purchase. This list was made available to the public in several real estate publications. Status Certificate: This document should be a condition in any agreement to purchase. It includes important information such as monthly expenses, pending legal actions and other matters, including how much the condo has in reserve funds, which could affect future fees....
[Avoid a Claim] Condo buyers get a checklist
TitlePLUS’s Ray Leclair has provided prospective condo buyers with a checklist of things they should know about before deciding to purchase. This list was made available to the public in several real estate publications. Status Certificate: This document should be a condition in any agreement to purchase. It includes important information such as monthly expenses, pending legal actions and other matters, including how much the condo has in reserve funds, which could affect future...
[PA Law Practice Management] Fraud on Lawyers – A Small Measure of Satisfaction
I’ve written numerous warning posts about the email scams which have left lawyers throughout the U.S. and Canada out millions from their trust accounts. See, for example, Another Attorney Trust Account Hit By Online Fraud It’s so hard to believe that lawyers — smart people all — continue to fall victim to this scam. But the glamour of fast and easy money is too much and overrides the common sense of many. When my latest issue of my ABA electronic news arrived, I was...
[PA Law Practice Management] Creating Your Elevator Speech
I’ve been referring to elevator speeches, and advising attorneys to create their own, for years. I just came across an article which provides a unique methodology to do so. Well, maybe it isn’t so unique, but I think so. Decide for yourself.  I found the article on a blog entitled “The Wonderful World of Jeffrey Paul Baumgartner: Learn How to Be More Creative!” and I guess the title of the blog just about says it all. The specific post I refer to is entitled “...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Venture Capitalists Take Aim at Lawyers
“First they came for the book store owners, and I didn’t speak up because I didn’t own a book store and cheaper books sounded good. Then they went after the big music labels and I didn’t speak up because I...
[ABA Site-tation] How Lawyers Use Technology - The Combined Volumes I-VI and Executive Summary of the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
Body: Where do lawyers use tablets and e-book readers? What factors (trade shows, consultants, etc.) most influence their technology purchases? Which tools and techniques are most often used to process eDiscovery requests? Why are some lawyers "in the cloud" while others hesitate? How many attorneys begin their legal research with free online resources? What kinds of apps are lawyers downloading to their smartphones? The ABA 2011 Legal Technology Survey Report answers these questions and much,...