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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] E-Filing in BC
♫ Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song, And I’ll try not to sing out of key. Oh I get by with a little help from my friends… ♫ Lyrics and Music by Lennon & McCartney, recorded by The Beatles. Mandatory e-filing for certain documents in the Land Title Office in British Columbia is coming: Moreover, phase 2 of the mandatory e-filing requirements is expected to include subdivision and strata plan applications. So what is a lawyer (or notary public in BC) to do...
[Law Practice Advisor] Put a Ribbon On It: Getting the Word Ruler Back
This week's Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip is a simple solution related to the use of applications in the Microsoft Office Suite. Read the Tip here.
[ABA Site-tation] Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst: Protecting Your Firm from Disaster
Body: Note: This article was originally published in the September 2008 Family Law e-Newsletter, a monthly publication from the ABA Section for Family Law. New technology articles from the LTRC appear in each Family Law e-newsletter. It seems difficult to turn on the evening news today without hearing at least one disaster story. Between wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes – not to mention severe storms, fires, thefts and accidents – disasters strike every day with potentially severe personal...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Marketing Story: The Patch
I often tell lawyers that it is a great idea to join organizations and be active in your community. These activities can help you build your reputation and build your law practice. But I also caution them that they should...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Wonders of Windows 7
Last week I wrote about using a Windows 7 keystroke shortcut to make your two monitors appear as four. (Yes, you can do the same split screen thing with one monitor.) I have to say that I am a big...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Understanding Professional Liability Coverage
How does your professional liability coverage work? Who is covered? What is covered? Under what circumstances are claims excluded from coverage? What happens if you report a claim? What is a special underwriting assessment? These questions and more were answered by Professional Liability Fund CEO Ira Zarov during a special Web cast for the Oregon [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Turbulence in the Clouds
♫ ‘cuz I don’t wanna come back down from this cloud it’s taken me all this time to find out what I need… ♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Bush. It seems these days that virtually everyone is jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon. However, while the cloud offers a great deal especially to the solo and small firm lawyer, there are considerations to take into account prior to moving to the cloud. Here is a selection of ethical and practical considerations in cloud...
[ABA Site-tation] Note Taking Apps for the iPad
Body: Tablet devices may not be ready to fully replace our laptops and desktops yet, but they aren't just for games. With their portability and ease of use, they're ideally suited to simple, quick tasks where users want to avoid dragging around a bulky laptop or a messy stack of paper. One such task is note taking, whether it's during phone calls, client meetings, or CLE conferences. Here's a quick roundup of some of the popular note taking apps available on the iPad/iOS today: Apple...
[ABA Site-tation] Change a font, save a tree
Body: In celebration of Arbor Day Give-A-Tree E-cards allow you to plant a tree in honor of the recipient without killing a tree. For a small $5.95 donation, the Arbor Day Foundation will send a Give-A-Tree E-Card to an email address you provide.   In observation of Earth Week and Arbor Day we’re re-posting an old favorite with updated links. At the end there’s a handy selection of resources to help ‘green’ your practice.   Change a font, save a tree The greenest form of printing is not to...
[ABA Site-tation] In the Public Interest: Removing the “Reply to All” option
Body: The humorous “Reply All” super bowl ad, based on a true incident, portrays a terrified sender snatching cell phones and destroying computers to keep people from reading an e-mail after he accidentally hit “Reply All.” However, it’s no laughing matter when you hit “Reply All” and accidentally send an inappropriate joke or worse yet disclose confidential information to unintended parties. Despite decades of computer usage and e-mail etiquette, it seems to be human nature to hit “Reply All...