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] New AmicusCuriae Website is the Lawyer’s Friend, Too!
If you’ve ever wished you knew more about how a judge in another circuit likes for things to go in his or her courtroom, you’ll be delighted to learn about AmicusCuriae, a website, currently still in the beta development phase, built by Birmingham lawyer Jenifer Champ Wallis of the Wallis Law Firm. Subscription to the [...]
[Avoid a Claim] New in the Lending Library: Electronic Discovery for Small Cases
As organizations create increasing amounts of digital data, electronic discovery costs for lawyers can skyrocket. For firms with limited technology budgets, or cases with small amounts of electronically stored information (ESI), e-discovery can be challenging. Electronic Discovery for Small Cases offers effective, budget-friendly solutions for collecting, viewing, and analyzing electronic evidence that will benefit any litigator. With an overview of e-discovery techniques and extensive...
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Michael Moore of Armet Alarm Systems
Two lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Michael Moore of Armet Alarm Systems (a real company) looking to retain them with regards to collecting on business debts. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have 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. This is another scam that uses the name of a famous person (as...
[Law Practice Advisor] Open Up: Getting the Word Out About a New Practice
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. This week's Tip offers three quick suggestions for marketing the new law firm. Read the Tip here.
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – June 8th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 8th: The New York City Bar issued an ethics opinion addressing unintentional juror contact via social media. How-to Geek explored the realities of proper hard drive wiping., a popular task management app for Android, launched its iOS and Chrome versions. BGR has a roundup of the rumors and expectations for iOS 6, which may be announced at Apple’s WWDC next week. Struggling to choose a text...
[Law Technology Today] Introduction to Remember the Milk
Fully-featured practice management tools are a great way of getting your entire firm organized and on the same page, but sometimes you need something simpler: a way to manage your to-do list. Remember the Milk is designed to do just that, helping you to “never forget the milk (or anything else) again.” This short tutorial runs you through the basic functionality and features of Remember the Milk.
[Avoid a Claim] Trademark infringement scam by Alexis Yu Man-Chiu
Two Ontario lawyers have just reported to us that they received the following message from the purported Alexis Yu Man-Chiu. This scam is very similar to other breach licence scams we have seen over the last several months. It is a setup to dupe a lawyer into wiring good funds from a trust account after depositing a fraudulent cheque received in payment of damages. Here is a copy of the message the lawyers received: From: Alexis Yu,Man-Chu [] Sent:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Guarding and Exploiting Metadata under OSB Opinion 2011-187
In this month’s issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, OSB General Counsel Helen Hierschbiel discusses OSB Formal Opinion 2011-187.  Here are key excerpts: Sender’s Duties Competency in relation to metadata requires a lawyer who uses electronic communications to maintain at least a basic understanding of the technology and the risks of revealing metadata or [...]
[Law Technology Today] Efficiency Through Document Assembly
Document assembly tools have been around for years and could likely be put to good use in a variety of practice areas and sizes. Yet the adoption rate remains fairly low: according to the 2012 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report (Volume II), just 37% of respondents reported personally using document assembly software. Some of the hesitation can be attributed to a perception that document assembly tools–while useful–are difficult to learn or implement and too expensive to justify...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Communicating Belief and Confidence
  ♫  If I could only do one thing Then I would try to write and sing A song that ends your questioning And makes you believe in me…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Dan Fogelberg. This is a guest post from Beth Flynn at the Ohio Leadership Center. The poet Goethe observed, “If you want someone to develop a trait, treat them as though they already have it.”   One of the best predictors of an individual or a team’s performance is their expectations.  Theodore...