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 Technology Today] A Mobile Security Checklist
Adapted and excerpted from Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers (2012) by Sharon D. Nelson, David G. Ries, and John W. Simek, now available from LPM Publishing. Smartphones and tablets offer great benefits to attorneys and law firms. They also present great risks. It is critical for attorneys to understand and address these risks, particularly in the area of safeguarding client information. Basic security measures include: ♦ Review and follow the security instructions of the phone...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers Should Pick up This Resource About Twitter
Social media is obviously huge and significant. Certainly a lot of people use social media very successfully for marketing. Using social media can be fun, which means it holds the potential to be a huge time sink. By now most...
[Law Technology Today] Attact Clients Using Social Media
Today’s social media age holds opportunity for more than just marketers. Social media is paying off for lawyers in big ways because it helps them attract new clients, expand their network, and grow their practice. Lawyers who don’t understand social media or aren’t willing to try are missing out on an excellent opportunity in a struggling legal market. Learn how to use social media to your benefit with Effectively Using Social Media to Grow Your Practice by the ABA Law Practice Management...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 2012 Economic Survey of Oregon Lawyers
The 2012 Economic Survey is now available on the OSB Web site.  The data on billing practices begins on page 32 of the PDF: Average hours billed per month in Oregon: 99 (all attorneys) – down from 2007 Average and median billing rates of $242 and $225 per hour compare to $213 and $200 in [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] The Chrometa’s Running: Upgrades Aplenty for Time-Tracking App
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of September through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I cover some recent upgrades to Chrometa, the time keeping app invented by the buffalo wing prince of Sacramento.  Come for the information on Chrometa’s revised timesheets, and improved mobile access, stay for the Warren Zevon. Read more here. Liner Notes You’ll all remember Neil Diamond; and, if you’re Massachusetts-local, you’...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Kathrine Chung
Three lawyers in Ontario and the US have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Michelle Kathrine Chung with regards to a 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: Message from on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:33:23 -0500 —– To: Subject: Hello I...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Create PDFs Directly from Your Clipboard
Create PDFs Directly from Your Clipboard! (Copy > File > Create PDF from Clipboard) #PDF #AcrobatX
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do
A few weeks ago LifeHacker posted the “Top 10 Simple Things Every Computer User Should Know How to Do” to its LifeHacker Top 10 collection. I had this post on my list to post personally and for LAWPRO and practicePRO’s follower’s today, but decided I would give it a mention on SLAW as I think that the advice in it is just so critical to every computer user. This is a must read post. The steps mentioned are simple to do and they will save your bacon in the event you experience one of the more...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Adobe Acrobat Initial View
With just a few clicks, you can control how your PDFs will look when they’re opened by clients, colleagues, or the court.  Do you want the detailed bookmarks you’ve added to be shown immediately? Do you want the document to be zoomed in so the text is legible or zoomed out so the recipient can see the entire page at a glance? Do you want to hide the menus or toolbars entirely? The key to these settings is the Initial View menu, which is accessed as follows: Adobe Acrobat Initial...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Marking Up Contract Lawyer Fees
Can a law firm ethically ”markup” fees charged by a contract lawyer?  An interesting question, and one I have been asked more than once in my time as a practice management advisor. In her article, Choosing a Contract Attorney: Tips for Establishing a Working Relationship, Heidi Strauch notes: “The ABA addresses surcharges to the client for [...]