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

[PA Law Practice Management] Heading to Lebanon County, PA
On Friday, May 11, 2012, I’ll be presenting two seminars for the members of the Lebanon County Bar Association.  I’m really looking forward to presenting their first live CLE, as well as doing it in such an historical venue.  From 11:00 am to noon I’ll be presenting “Records Management” and from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm I’ll be presenting “Disaster Prevention and Recovery”.  Both are fast-paced and enjoyable seminars which qualify for 1.0 ethics credit...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Library: Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers
Microsoft OneNote may be less familiar than other programs in the Microsoft Office suite, but it now comes included with MS Office 2010 and its once lawyers realize its uses its popularity should skyrocket. What’s the best way to describe it? Think of old spiral notepad, but with a wealth of additional features. Imagine your dog-eared yellow notepad, but with the ability to do the following (and much more): Search text Tag your notes as questions, to-do’s, ideas, etc Insert...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Wang Mesh of Wang Mesh Industry Co.
A lawyer in Quebec and at least one in Ontario have received emails from the purported Wang Mesh of Wang Mesh Industry Co. with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. Unfortunately, the Ontario lawyer who was contacted was successfully duped for over $300,000. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Expéditeur: WANG Mesh wangmeshgroups@hotmail.com Date: 20 April,...
[Law Practice Advisor] Legal Project Management by Nana: A Stitch In Time Saves Nine -- Part One of a Series on Legal Project Management
Last week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. Last week's Tip discussed using a legal project management technique to reduce drafting times. Read the Tip here.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Systematic Approach to Law Firm Risk Management
Risk is an inevitable reality of law practice. The only way to eliminate risk is to stop practising law – an option most readers of this article are not yet contemplating. A more realistic option is to actively mitigate risk through structured, systematic risk management. This approach is particularly helpful at the law firm level, where risk management can sometimes be seen to be contrary to the perceived self-interest of individual lawyers in the firm. A systematic approach – that begins with...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mr. Marsden of Alfa Construction Ltd
Three Ontario lawyers have received an email from a “Mr Marsden” of Alfa Construction Ltd asking to retain their services. The address given looks to be a residential address in North York, ON, though a Google search of the company name finds a similar company entry in Nepean, ON and California. There may or may not be a real company with that name. It would appear to be a setup for a debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Avoid Committing Malpractice With Your Mouse
In February I gave readers a brief preview of Zero Tolerance for E-Filing Error, my latest article in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin.  The published article is now available on the bar’s Web site, but if you prefer a version with the hyperlinks intact, read on: Managing Your Practice Zero Tolerance for e-Filing Error: Avoid [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] President Obama Appears on Jimmy Fallon
The political issue is whether or not to increase the interest rate on student loans.  A large segment of our young population has a stake in the outcome.  Our president makes effective use of social media to take this matter to the public for support.  This is not a new strategy for President Obama.  He ran an effective campaign by utilizing this powerful communication medium far better than his opponents.  And it’s clear he has not lost his edge in this regard.   The video, entitled “...
[Law Practice Advisor] Improve Your Practice FAST: Attend the MBA's GP, Solo & Small Firm Conference and Networking Event on May 10
Leading Massachusetts legal professionals will offer solutions to the daily challenges of running a solo or small general practice. Popular and provocative attorneys such as Robert J. Ambrogi, Gabriel Cheong, and Jared D. Correia will share practical tips and best practices. Conference attendees will enjoy cutting-edge information on: The best (and sometimes free) ways to make your information and documents available anywhere Running  your small office lean & mean, but accessing...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the Lending Library: Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers
In the paper world keeping client data confidential was easy and cheap. In the digital world, its difficult and expensive, and the job is never truly done. The authors of Locked Down (Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Reis and John W. Simek) believe that law firms are not doing enough to protect electronic client data. The reason for this is a combination of ignorance of the IT world, expense and a belief that “it can’t happen to us”. As a result, law firms are being...