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 Matters] My Cousin Vinny and Resilience in Law Practice
After a CLE a few months ago, I sat in a bar sipping bourbon and listening to my friend, Jim Dedman, explain his plans for doing a blog series commemorating the 20th anniversary of one of the all time great lawyer movies, My Cousin Vinny. Jim asked me if I would write something about the movie to take part in the anniversary. I love movies in general and lawyer movies in particular, so I readily agreed. It gave me an excuse to rewatch the movie, which I hadn't seen in at least ten years. I'm...
[ABA Site-tation] How to Create Appointments in Microsoft Outlook
Body: Do you use yellow sticky notes to remind yourself of medical appointments, section luncheons, or monthly meetings?  If so, why not consider using Microsoft's Outlook reminder alerts to help clear the clutter and better organize your workspace?  This month’s featured Family Law eNewsletter tip is Creating Outlook Appointments (page 3). This quick review explains how to set appointments and reminders along with definitions of common terms to get you up and running in no time. Category: Law...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law Office Paper Reduction
On Friday, April 20 the PLF is offering two stellar CLE programs featuring Barron Henley, lawyer and nationally recognized legal technologist.  The morning session, PDFing: A Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat, will be held from 8:45 am to 12:00 pm.  In the afternoon, Barron will present Law Office Paper Reduction and document Management: Strategies that Work.  [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] Do You Like Free Stuff?
  No, I don’t really expect you to answer.  It’s a rhetorical question.  Of course you like free stuff.  We all do.  But we’ve been raised on the notion that there’s nothing good for free.  Not true.  And there’s a resource out there that reviews and categorizes the good stuff for you.   I’m talking about Gizmo’s Freeware.    I’ve been a subscriber for a long time, and have always appreciated the tips.  Here’s the perfect example.  For...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] PDFing: A Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat
Join us Friday, April 20 for PDFing: A Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat with Barron Henley, lawyer and nationally recognized legal technologist. Location: OSB Center, Columbia Rooms A & B, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, Oregon. Time: 8:45 am – 12:00 pm. Cost: $10 for live seminar or Webcast. Program Description: You have probably noticed that [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington]
The following article by Cleo Kirkland, senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, is featured in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. The article includes a number of sidebars featuring insights from firms that excel at recruiting and retaining lawyers. The sidebars can be viewed in the full version of the article. When candidates approach our firm about a lateral move, they all tend to ask a variation of the following questions: which firm is the best for me?...

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[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Jane Akira Wilson
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Jane Akira Wilson with regards to collecting on a loan. While in this case the loan was in the context of a personal relationship, the gist of the fraud of the same as the many business loan scams we’ve seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business load frauds. Here is the initial email. jane...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Mathew White
From: Mathew White [] Sent: Saturday, December 31, 2011 06:30 PM To: lawyer name Subject: BREACH OF LOAN AGREEMENT Hello Counsel, Please get back to me if your firm is in a position to litigate the issue of a $380,000 breach of loan agreement repayment. Regards Mathew White DURHAM, England DH1 4HF (19) 137 – 4752 Email Address: One lawyer replied and received the following response and documentation. Accompanying the passport...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] My Experience with Square
A number of lawyers have asked me recently about using Square to process credit card transactions.  Admittedly, the ads are appealing.  If you are an iPhone, iPad, or Android user and want simple, straightforward credit card processing, I understand the temptation.  Square advertises: Fast set up A free credit card reader and free apps Next-day payout [...]
[SC Small Firm] Word Tables
Did you know you can quickly convert a list into a formatted table in Word? For step-by-step instructions with examples, visit the TechRepublic Microsoft Office blog.