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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Sorting Out Social Media
Later this year I will be submitting an article for the Oregon State Bar Bulletin entitled “Sorting Out Social Media: Tools & Etiquette.”  For those of you who can’t wait, here is a sneak preview: Sorting Out Social Media: Tools & Etiquette If you are blogging, tweeting, or posting status updates to build your brand and [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Managing Legacy Data – The Skeletons in the ESI Closet
  ♬ Skeleton we have been friends for years … And you, you’ve got me standing in an awkward position With unwanted attention and a need for explanation…♬ Lyrics and music by Katie Nash & Alejandro Tovar, recorded by Katie Nash. This a guest post by Sharon Nelson, Esq and John Simek.  Along with the fact that Sharon and John are very good friends, Sharon is also a fellow past-Chair of ABA TECHSHOW.  Sharon and John are life-partners as well as business...
[ABA Site-tation] ABA TECHSHOW 2012 is Just Around the Corner
Body: It's almost time for this year's ABA TECHSHOW. TECHSHOW is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest advances in technology. Knowing what's available and how to utilize it properly can help make your practice more secure and more efficient. This year's lineup includes 13 educational tracks on a wide range of topics. As an example, here are the sessions included in this year's Litigation track: Preparing to Litigate: The Latest Smart Litigation Management ToolsLawyers and their...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Et tu, Google?
One of the most significant items in technology news so far this year is Google's significant changes to its privacy policy. Google will now combine all of your data from all Google services together and users won't be able to...
[PA Law Practice Management] Thrilled to be Returning to Speak to Drexel’s Law Students
Last year I had the pleasure of being invited to present “Best Practices for Financial and Procedural Management” to Drexel‘s law students.  I am thrilled to report that the evaluations and comments from the students were so glowing that I have been invited back for an encore this year.  My presentation will be on Monday, February 20, 2012, from 5:20 to 7:20 pm.  There’s no sugar-coating on the concepts and doses of reality included in this presentation.  But at least...
[Law Practice Advisor] Short Sale: Small Content is the Future Present
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of January through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I write about the importance of shortening content, to match the shortening attention span of our society, as well as suggesting some of the best methods for broadcasting such content. Since it’s 2012, and people tell us that the Mayans tell us that the world is about to end, I figured that now would also be a good time to make my...
[PMATips] Google “Ah Ha” Moments – 01/24/12
Jim Calloway’s column, Sites for Sore Eyes, in the latest GPSOLO eReport entitled Beyond the Basics of Google, is guaranteed to provide every reader with an “Ah Ha” moment. This article not only points out some of the most often overlooked features of Google that everyone can use, but also provides tips designed specifically to help attorneys make the most of Google. Google Alerts, Google Scholar and Google Patents are all covered in this lively article. Did you know that you can...

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[The Last Word] Not Bad, For Government Work!
With legal jobs for new law school graduates harder and harder to come by, an often- overlooked source of legal jobs is the federal government. Both new and seasoned lawyers often do not seek out employment with the federal government because they either don’t know the jobs exist or don’t feel like they can penetrate [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] A Matter of Trust: Attorney Funds May Be Deposited Into IOLTA Account to Cover Bank Charges
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip runs down the ethics rules and advisories related to depositing attorney funds into trust accounts for the purpose of covering bank charges. Read the Tip here.
[The Last Word] Draft Now, Send Later
Often, lawyers will put off drafting an email because they don’t have all the information needed to complete and send it. What they forget, or never knew to begin with, is that send or delete are not the only options with an incomplete email. Get started on drafting in Outlook whenever the inspiration strikes you. [...]