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] Can You Screen Employees Using Facebook?
Today’s post from the ABA Journal Law News Now reports on a study claiming that Facebook posts can predict job performance. I have no doubt this is true – to some extent.  However, employers should be exceedingly wary about using Facebook or similar methods to screen potential employees.  Here are timely reminders about what employers [...]
[Reid My Blog] ABA TECHSHOW: Defining Your Future in the Practice of Law
As Chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2012, I am encourging lawyers and law firm staff to attend this year's conference. I wrote about ABA TECHSHOW here in my blog several weeks ago, and yesterday I wrote a guest post for the ABA TECHSHOW blog that explains more of my thinking that lawyers must pay attention to changing technology. No, not just about the latest laptop or SmartPhone, but the use of technology to redefine the delivery of legal services. Important changes that are currently taking place in the...
[PA Law Practice Management] Ghostwritten Blog Posts — Ethical or Unethical?
Ironically, a blog post about the recent and sudden passing of Finis Price led me to Finis’ blog, on which the final post was entitled “Ghostwriting in Legal Blogs.”  Ironic. The topic itself was so controversial and interesting to me, I had to follow the links to additional reading.  If you have a blog, Facebook page, or Twitter account, you may have considered hiring a ghostwriter, because these mediums are content hogs.  Maybe you’ve been using a ghostwriter for some...
[Law Practice Advisor] A Theory of Relativity: Time and Space and Client Capture
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip underscores the importance of speedy follow-up. Read the Tip here.
[Oregon Law Practice Management] New Civil Case Management Rules
On February 1, 2012, new civil case management rules went into effect in Multnomah County Circuit Court.  The new rules require: Civil Cover Sheets – SLR 2.011 Initial Case Management Conferences – SLR 7.011 Trial Readiness Conferences – SLR 7.015 The new civil case management process applies to cases filed on or after February 1, [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Extreme Magical Thinking: Technology Won’t Take You Off the Hook
♬ I’ve got the magic in me…♬ Lyrics and music by: Rivers Cuomo; Lukasz Gottwald; Bobby Ray Jr Simmons, recorded by B.O.B. Magical Lawyer This is a guest post by Pam Woldow  of Edge International on legal project management, posted originally on her blog, At the Intersection: On the eve of LegalTech, I have been encountering a lot of magical thinking recently when talking with law firm partners about Legal Project Management.  One partner, hoping that the IT and KM folks can...
[Law Practice Advisor] Less Is More Focused: Lexis Practice Advisor
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of February through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I reviewed a recently-released LexisNexis product: Practice Advisor, which is a content aggregation and transactional roadmapping tool for attorneys. Read more here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Blair McKinley of Mazco Medical Services
Two Ontario lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported Blair McKinley with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. As with similar fraud attempts there appears to be a real company webpage provided, though the phone number is different and a non-business email address is provided. The debtor company would also appear to be a real company. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Marilyn Montgomery
Three lawyers in Ontario and one in the U.S. have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Marilyn Montgomery 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: Marilyn Montgomery [] Sent: Wednesday,...
[PA Law Practice Management] Are You Having a Problem With Your Microsoft Outlook Rules?
Many people like myself have had a lot of problems with their Rules and Alerts in Outlook.  At first I thought that I was doing something wrong.  Sometimes my Rules worked properly, and sometimes the same Rules did not.  Sometimes things went to the proper folders automatically, and sometimes they just plain disappeared.  No one I talked to could explain what was happening.  I thought — hoped — that when I implemented MS Exchange this problem would go away.  It did, but only for a...