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 Advisor] The So-Called Experts’ So-Called Experts . . . and So Forth: On Pressure-Less Professional Reputation Construction
Every self-proclaimed expert out there is telling everyone who asks, and who will listen, that the way to true happiness = business success, is to similarly proclaim expertise -- hence, the proliferation of thrown-around terms like ‘guru’, ‘visionary’, the aforementioned ‘expert’, ‘genius’, ‘messiah’, what have you, and whatever else you can draw from the overflowing pile of businessperson descriptions tending to the use of as much terminology as one can muster to signify one’s own undeniable...
[PMATips] Clio Has Improved Calendar Functions – 02-07-12
Clio, the web based practice management application, is consistently adding and improving the functionality of the application. They recently made several improvements to the calendar functions. One that is especially useful is the ability to add the statute of limitations date to a matter. You can also have the system remind you of a date by either email or a popup. Clio also has added the ability to have all statute of limitation dates that you have set viewed in your monthly calendars....

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[PA Law Practice Management] Does Coaching Really Help?
A recent caller on the PA Bar Association Law Practice Management Hot Line wanted to know whether coaching really helps.  His practice had taken a downturn, and his girlfriend suggested that perhaps he needed to update his skill set to better enable him to engage prospects and seal the deal.  She recommended coaching.  He was skeptical. He wanted a viewpoint from “a dog who isn’t in the fight.”  My answer? I’ve learned well from attorneys over the years in how to answer...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Martin Victor
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he’s received an email from the purported Martin Victor looking to retain them with regards to collecting on a business debt. This is similar in wording 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. Here is an example of the email: From: Martin Victor To: undisclosed-recipients:;, Date: 08/02/2012 12:...
[PA Law Practice Management] Kudos to Best Buy for Making E-Waste Disposal Easy
We are all drowning in electronic trash.  Ok, maybe not all of us, but most of the people and businesses I know.  Old routers, cables, telephones, discarded laptops and CPUs.  Oh my! I had three big boxes filled with just cables, routers, headsets, and other paraphernalia.  On top of that, 3 dead laptops, 2 laptop cooling stands, and 4 dead CPUs crowded a corner of my office.  I wanted to dispose of these items in some responsible, environmentally-friendly manner.  I didn’t want my old...
[Reid My Blog] What is ABA TECHSHOW?
    For more than 25 years, ABA TECHSHOW has been the premier national conference for lawyers to share and learn about current and emerging technology for the legal profession.     ABA TECHSHOW 2012 (March 29-31 in Chicago) comes at an important juncture in time where the confluence of societal, economic and technology trends are changing how we practice law and deliver legal services. Now, more than ever, ABA TECHSHOW 2012 is about your future in the legal profession.     Although computer...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Dan Hensen of Hensen Equipment LLC
Two Ontario lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported David Yap Chung 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 an example of the email: From: Dan Hensen d_hensen@hensenequipment.com Date: 2 February, 2012 11:05:08 AM EST To: lawyer name Subject: Hensen Equipment LLC (Legal Representation)...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Jessica Jackson
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Jessica Jackson looking to retain them with regards to collecting on a business loan. This is similar in wording 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. Here is an example of the email: From: Jessica Jackson [mailto:icsworldwide@gmail.com] Sent: Sunday,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Using Outlook Efficiently with Quick Steps
Ever wish you could be more efficient with Outlook?  It’s easy!  Learn how to use Quick Steps. Check out this great post from the Outlook Blog. Office Blogs from Microsoft are a painless way to learn Office tips and tricks and stay on top of changes to Microsoft products.  Visit the Office Blogs home page for [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Wylie Lachlan
Lawyers in Ontario and the U.S. have notified us that they’ve received emails from the purported Wylie Lachlan looking to retain them with regards to collecting a debt. 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. Here is an example of the email: From: Wylie Lachlan [mailto:lachlanwyle@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Thursday, January 26...