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

[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Theresa Hartman
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Theresa Hartman with regards to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: Theresa Hartman. [] Sent: Monday, April 02, 2012 4:11 AM Subject: Re:...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2012 ABA TECHSHOW Takeaways…
♬ Money talks, it’ll tell you a story Money talks, says strange things Money talks very loudly …Money talks…♬ Lyrics and music by JJ Cale and Christine Lakeland, recorded by JJ Cale.     Having just returned from ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, I thought I would take a moment and lay out what I believe was the grand theme that was running through this year’s show. Yes, there were great and new technologies. Yes, the conference showed just how deeply the iPad and Apple...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Ethical Issues and Responsibilities in Billing for Paralegals
On Tuesday, April 10 I will be presenting the NBI program: Ethical Issues and Responsibilities in Billing for Paralegals.  If you are a lawyer utilizing paralegals in your practice, I hope you support continuing legal education for staff and will register your paralegal for this program.  Here are the details: Webinar Times (April 10) Eastern  [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] Lawyers Are Seeing ROI for Time Invested in Social Media
A recent survey conducted by American Lawyer Media shows that law firms, regardless of size, are realizing a return on investment for the time they are investing in social media marketing and building an online presence.  Read the article about it which appeared in the National Law Journal’s online publication
[Law Practice Advisor] Girl’s (and Boy’s) Guide to Law School (and Practice Start-Up Considerations): Some More Tips from LOMAP
I recently had the distinct pleasure of contributing three guest posts to Alison Monahan’s ‘The Girl's Guide to Law School’. (I’m not sure Alison quite wanted three posts; but, that's what I wrote, and that is what she probably felt compelled to use, probably in order to save my feelings.) The three posts are framed as my answers to three questions posed by Alison, in the guise of the everywoman (or everyman) law student. You can find my long-winded responses, across the various queries, as...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Dealing With Difficult Clients
Dealing with difficult clients is one of the most challenging parts of practising law. Difficult clients can be very hard to satisfy, and they can be frustrating, demanding and even upsetting. They often ignore your advice. They sometimes treat you badly, or (even worse) treat your staff badly. Lastly, they can be unhappy with the progress of the case, no matter how hard you have worked or how good the results are. In her paper, Dealing with the Difficult Client, Justice Carole Curtis passes...
[Avoid a Claim] A “map of fraud”
Our primary goal when we started posting all the fraud warnings we do was the protection of LAWPRO-insured lawyers, most of whom reside in Ontario. An unexpected result has been the response from lawyers outside Ontario. When these lawyers receive a suspicious email and search Google, the warnings on AvoidaClaim are often the first result, and they’ll then forward the email to us. Of the nearly 2,300 emails we’ve received since January 2011 alerting us to the latest fraud...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Leveraging Generational Diversity in Law
The following article by Nora Spinks, president of Work-Life Harmony Enterprises appeared in the Winter 2008 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. The original article also features sidebar interviews with law firms that are making great efforts to address the issue of changing demographics in the workplace. They, them, those … each generation assessing the others. Generational diversity is quickly becoming one of the top stressors in organizations. With five distinct generational characteristics...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Is Your Website An Advertisement?
A recent ethics opinion from the ISBA Professional Conduct Advisory Opinion (Opinion No. 12-04 January 2012), primarily regarding the use of “Promotional Material” in lieu of the proper “Advertising Materials”, noted that a law firm website is not a direct solicitation, thus did not need apply the “Advertising Material” label on the site: While firm [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Favorite Android Apps
Read about tips and apps for lawyers using Android phones in the AttorneyatWork blog post “Favorite Android Apps for Lawyers“: If you think the “i” guys are the only ones with apps to brag about, think again. Some of the big names in legal technology proudly carry Android devices, and they’ve got plenty of apps [...]