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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] LAWPRO 2011 Annual Review: Claim Numbers & Costs Reach New Highs
At the end of this week Ontario lawyers will be receiving our third annual review of LAWPRO operations. The big story in 2011 is claims. The number of claims reported is up 11 per cent to 2,468. And based on actuaries’ projections, claims costs in the E&O program could top the $90 million mark for 2011. What’s driving the increase in claims? As is more fully explained in the article, no matter how we slice and dice the numbers, the trend is up: It’s a more complex business environment in...
[Law Technology Today] Navigating Facebook’s Ocean of Personal Data
Technology Review, an excellent journal published by MIT, has an article in its July/August 2012 edition examining Facebook’s growing use of the social sciences to analyze user behavior.  Technology Review editor Tom Simonite writes: Now that the company has gone public, the pressure to develop new sources of profit … is likely to force it to do more with its hoard of information. That stash of data looms like an oversize shadow over what today is a modest online advertising...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Calculating Refunds in Earned Upon Receipt Fee Arrangements
Earned upon receipt fee agreements offer certainty to lawyers and clients: work will not commence unless the fee is paid and the client knows exactly how much the legal work will cost.  But what happens if the services contemplated by the fee are not performed?  Oregon Formal Opinion 2005-151 gives this guidance: A lawyer who does not [...]
[Law Technology Today] Security Essentials: Stay Up-to-Date
Technology evolves rapidly, and unfortunately security threats evolve right along with it.  To keep your firm’s technology–and your clients’ data–safe, it’s important to keep your software up-to-date and to stay informed about the latest security threats. Thankfully, staying ahead of the security curve doesn’t require a computer science degree.  It can be as simple as bookmarking a few useful blogs or news sites (or subscribing to their RSS feeds/email lists...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] How to… Create LinkedIn Company Pages
Did you miss the live “How to… Create LinkedIn Company Pages”? No problem! Watch the short video tutorial below and see the accompanying How to… Create LinkedIn Company Pages slide deck.
[Law Practice Advisor] Law Practice Management Software: A Scheduled Tickler
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of May through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I make a, somewhat contained (not constrained), follow-up to a post that I wrote earlier covering options related to law practice management software.  You’ll find the latest updates in the world of practice management here, as well as my usual sprinkling of unrelated tidbits, from Ren & Stimpy to Boz Scaggs to Gizmo. Read more here.
[The Last Word] Are You Leaving the Keys Under the Mat?
LinkedIn, the professional networking site, was in the news last week when it was revealed that 6.5 million of it’s users’ passwords were stolen and posted on the internet. According to the test site that password security company LastPass established, mine wasn’t one of them, but the incident made me think about password security and [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by George Burger of Alliance Machining Technologies Inc
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported May Wang of Heidelberg China Ltd with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. 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. Here is the initial email: From: George Burger, Jr. Alliance Machining Technologies Inc [mailto:alliancemachiningtech@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 04:58 AM To: Lawyer Name Subject: My...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – June 15th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 15th: Verizon announced its long-anticipated shared data/voice/text plans. Apple’s laptop and OS updates stole all of the headlines this week, but the company also quietly updated its wireless Airport Express Base Station and killed off the 17″ version of the MacBook Pro. And here are a few of the new iOS features that didn’t get as much press. A new company called Karma is aiming to...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the Lending Library: Cloud Computing for Lawyers
As more businesses move their IT systems into the cloud, lawyers need to ask if cloud computing is right for their firm. Cloud Computing for Lawyers features a discussion of cloud computing fundamentals, an overview of legal cloud computing products, and step-by-step instructions for implementing cloud computing in your practice–including practical tips for securing your data. This book will help you: Understand the current state of cloud computing technology Weigh the risks and...