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] Law Practice TODAY – July issue
The July issue of Law Practice TODAY is out.  This month’s theme is ”Phones, Tablets & Mobile Computing: Oh My!” Articles in this issue include: 6 Android Apps for Attorneys Connecting to the Web 101 The Mobility Choice Securely Deleting Data from Mobile Devices Motivate Employees: Set Goals, Communicate, and Say “Thanks” Technology Brings Billing and Receivables [...]
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Refresh Your About Page
Whether you’re a solo practitioner or one of many lawyers at a larger firm, chances are good there’s an “About” page for you somewhere on the firm’s website. When’s the last time you took a good hard look at what’s written there?  If you’re like most lawyers, your profile includes a formulaic paragraph or two about your professional background, a studio-style headshot, and your contact information.  Is that the first impression you want a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Is Your Inbox Full?
If it is, we know the feeling. Whether it’s taming paper or organizing your e-mail, we can help.  Check out our free practice aids and forms, including: Using E-Mail in the Office Managing Client E-Mail Saving Text Messages To and From Clients All our available on our Web site under Practice Aids and Forms > Client Communications [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Safety in Numbers: Why Diversification Matters
We’re pleased to have our very first guest post from a financial advisor on a money management topic, which has been offered to us by Rob Thorne, who is the owner of Thorne Financial Partners located in Boston and Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod.  Thanks to Matt Fitzsimmons, incoming co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Solo & Small Firm Section, for introducing me to Rob.  For his initial guest post to the LOMAP Blog, Rob relays some thoughts on investment diversification, through...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Online Hiring Scams Using the Names of Ontario Lawyers
An Ontario lawyer notified us that his office started receiving emails from Florida from people who had responded to a Craigslist ad advertising for a local office assistant. The ad said the lawyer was Ontario-based but looking to conduct transactions in Florida and needed someone to run an office, book flights, etc. Because the ad used a Hotmail address instead of a proper law office domain name, some responders grew suspicious and contacted the lawyer directly. Here is the message received by...
[SC Small Firm] Travel Season
Lots of lawyers are working while on the move these days; returning phone calls in the airport lobby and responding to emails in-flight. It’s also that time of year when lots of folks are taking a much needed vacation. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, there are plenty of great websites and apps out there to make your trip run smoothly. This Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers contains lots of advice from lawyers who  have become experts at working on the move. It...
[Law Technology Today] FFIEC Issues Cloud Computing Guidance
We’ve written a good amount about cloud computing, including our recent comparison chart of cloud computing ethics opinions.  But lawyers aren’t the only professionals struggling to determine if and how to appropriately implement the cloud in their businesses. Last week, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), issued an informational paper on outsourced cloud computing for financial institutions.  The FFIEC is a federal interagency body that prescribes...
[PA Law Practice Management] Are You Ready for Windows 8?
I’m not suggesting you run out and get Windows 8 as soon as it’s available.  I never allow my clients to venture out onto the bleeding edge unless they have no choice.  That’s a risk better undertaken by large firms with ample IT staff, who are accustomed to the bumps and burps of new software.  And it isn’t even time yet, since the Developer Preview was just released a couple of months ago.  If you’re still using Vista, you shouldn’t even wait to upgrade if...
[Law Practice Advisor] Searching Twitter
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, Scott relays some basic and advanced options for searching Twitter. Read the Tip here.
[PA Law Practice Management] Why Your Firm Needs a Written Partnership / Shareholder Agreement
We know the adage about the shoemaker’s children running barefoot.  In the law firm the equivalent is a firm built on a handshake and nod, without the benefit of a written agreement.  The result?  Just as dangerous as those shoemaker’s children running around barefoot on a bed of broken glass and rusty nails.  Aw comeon, you’re thinking, we’ve operated that way for years and it’s working just fine.  Hey, good for you.  The problem is what happens when you’re...