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] 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.
[Law Practice Advisor] Agilewords for Document Review
Agilewords is a collaborative review site, promising a secure, simple, streamlined review process. It delivers. And, they have a picture of a t-rex here (there's a nice introduction to the company there, too).You start by uploading, naming, and selecting a folder for your document. You then have to setup your document with a review deadline, set permissions, and invite collaborators.As to the review deadline, you cannot give it a time of day, which you cannot set reviews to be due later in...
[ABA Site-tation] Countdown to ABA TECHSHOW 2012
Body: It's Not Too Late to Be Part of ABA TECHSHOW 2012. This year’s ABA TECHSHOW takes place March 29-31, 2011 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.  Among the things to look forward to and enjoy:   13 Educational tracks with sessions suited for every legal professional at every skill level – View the complete online schedule! Keynote speaker Ben Stein – attorney, actor and writer A unique plenary session on The Future of Law Practice by Jim Calloway Easy access to legal technology vendors in...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Project Management for Lawyers
There are many ways to fail and sometimes few ways (or one) to succeed. Many lawyers tend to view the whole concept of legal project management with some suspicion and wariness. They view themselves as creative problem solvers and do...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Cost-Effective Law Practice Management
Last week I was a guest on the Lawyer2Lawyer podcast. Here's their description: "As law firms slowly climb out of this recession, have their legal practice management skills changed? Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Rudy Bazelmans, Regional...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Turn Email Notification Off in MS Outlook 2010
In a recent CBA CLE program on Managing Information Overload (CBA members find materials here), I described how the pop-up notification in MS Outlook when new messages arrive can be a distraction. Here is a quick video tutorial on how to turn it off, or change the settings:
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] The Social Media Ecosystem
See my recent post to the SLAW.ca blog “The Social Media Ecosystem“: Social Media – networking and sharing of breaking news, gossip, pictures, videos, music, and just about everything else – has become a part of daily life for many people. Social media sites house this information about you, your firm, your clients and their [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Set Gmail as Your Default Email Handler
Recently you may have noticed a pop-up request when you opened your Gmail, asking “Allow Gmail to open all email links?”. If you are like me, and still struggling to understand the ramifications of the new Google privacy policy, you clicked “No”.  However, for those who use Gmail as their primary email application, this new [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Adding Repeating – but Not Recurring – Appointments in the Outlook Calendar
The MS Outlook calendar lets users easily add recurring appointments by entering them into the calendar and then adding a frequency by clicking on the “recurrence” button. This works well for events that occur on a regular schedule – daily, weekly, monthly, etc.  However, you may find that you need to schedule events that happen [...]