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] 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Zero Tolerance for eFiling Errors
In April the Oregon State Bar will publish my article, ”Zero Tolerance for E-Filing Errors: How to Avoid Committing Malpractice with a Few Clicks of Your Mouse.”  I don’t want to give all my tips away (smile), but here is a small snippet to whet your appetite: While some courts have excused lawyers for missing a [...]
[Compujurist] Windows and MS Office on your iPad or Android device?
Working on a hosted desktop offers a number of benefits, including the ability to connect to it from a variety of devices across different platforms. Work on your virtual desktop from your Windows PC at home, check in from the coffee shop and make a change to a letter on your iPad and finally, access and open a pdf from your Android device. If your device crashes, no worries, the virtual desktop is unaffected because it is not running on your device but on a hosted machine in a server farm.
[Compujurist] 60 Tip in 60 Minutes in the Big Easy
I had the pleasure of presenting 60 Tips in 60 Minutes for a joint ABA GP|Solo and Young Lawyer Division session today in New Orleans. My co-presenter was Ashley Hallene from Texas and she did a terrific job and had some very useful tips. The PowerPoint from this presentation is now availableon the Compujurist Downloads page.
[ABA Site-tation] Email Tips for Busy Lawyers
Body: ·         When sending a news story to a group of members or colleagues, send the e-mail to yourself and bcc everyone else to avoid sharing the e-mail addresses of everyone in the group. ·         Create e-mail distribution lists (referred to as Contact Groups in MS Outlook 2010) when emailing multiple contacts.  This enables you to quickly and easily contact the members of any particular group (e.g. Bar Association committee members) without having to type in individual e-mail addresses...
[Law Practice Advisor] Tone Rangers: Be Certain that Your Emails Do Not Offend, Inveigle or Obfuscate
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip offers some suggestions for making sure you don’t email angry, including a free program that monitors your tone. Read the Tip here.
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Client Service: Make it a Program, not Just a Buzzword
♬ we never say no satisfaction guaranteed superior quality we innovate, never imitate unrivalled, unparalleled at your service we aim to please we never miss a trick…♬ Lyrics, music and recorded by CLIEИT. This is another great guest post by Bob Denney.  In this post he is focusing on the importance of client service.  Years ago, Milton Zwicker, a good friend and colleague in Ontario wrote about ‘the client-centered law firm’. It is great to see Bob pick up on this idea...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best Legal Research Tools are Free: In Brief
When is the last time you used the PLF publication In Brief as a resource in your practice?  Did you know that In Brief addresses 23 areas of practice plus civil procedure, cases of note, malpractice traps, and practice management tips? Our archive of informative articles is fully searchable online and free to all Oregon [...]
[The Last Word] 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide Arrives
Right on schedule, the 2012 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide: Critical Decisions Made Simple, by Sharon Nelson, John Simek and Michael Maschke, is here. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best legal technology for their dollar. You’ll find the [...]
[PMATips] Save Time Printing Labels & Postage – 01/31/12
Randall Ryder, writing for Lawyerist.com, makes an excellent case for investing in a Dymo LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo Printer. These handy label printers can be used in a variety of ways to increase the efficiency in your office. The 450 Twin Turbo prints both address labels and postage labels. There are a lot of uses for these handy little printers. Some offices have a label printer set up to print appointment reminder labels–print a label with the date and time of the client’s next...

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