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

[The Last Word] $ave More with New Member Benefit Discounts
The Board of Bar Commissioners recently approved four new member benefit programs offering ASB members discounts on several services that will help you – and help you save and make money – in the practice of law. Verizon Wireless ASB members with Verizon Wireless calling plans of $34.99 or higher may qualify for discounts of [...]
[PMATips] Note That! – 01/17/12
Send an old fashion, snail mail note to someone once a week.  Make it a Friday afternoon, winding-down-the-week scheduled task.  Every week someone has done something which helped, motivated or touched you. Send them a note!  If you encountered someone who needs encouragement, send them a note.  If the court clerk was especially helpful or the security guard at the court house extended you a helping hand, send them a note.  Ending your week with a random act of kindness is uplifting and good...

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[Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success] 5 basic steps for building a solid social media brand
There is a great post on the Social Media Examiner blog today. It asks the question: “What message does your brand convey to socially engaged customers?” I think too many people (and their SEO consultants) try to take the tact that you need to be all things to all people in all channels.  Unless you are a celebrity or politician, that is just not the way to go. By trying to be everything everywhere for everyone you and your message will get lost in the crowd. You want to create a brand and post...

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[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Review of TrialPad 2.1 for the iPad
A couple months back, I flipped a coin with friend of the LOMAP Blog, Gabriel Cheong, to see which one of us would write a product review of the TrialPad app for iPad. I lost. But, then, I became otherwise engaged. And, Gabriel was kind enough to draft the review himself. (Well, that’s not exactly how it went down; I’m taking some poetic license here, for the sake of the story.) Gabriel, who has appeared as a guest poster here previously, is the principal of Infinity Law Group, the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Beyond the Basics of Google
My Sites for Sore Eyes column in the just-released GPSOLO eReport is Beyond the Basics of Google. Long time readers of my blog may have seen a lot of this information before. But if you have some colleagues who would...
[PMATips] Practice Management Software Applications – 01/10/12
Jared Correia, Practice Management Advisor for the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program, wrote Law Practice Management Software a Holistic Remedy for the website Attorney at Work.  This short insightful post is a really good place to start your research into practice management applications.  It contains links to reviews of many applications and other valuable resources to help you understand the potential of practice management applications. Susan L. Traylor, Practice...

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[Compujurist] Getting the most from software you have (or should have)….Tip 1
Are you making the best use of the technology tools you already have, such as Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Office? This is the first in a series of useful technology tips to save you time, money, and headaches...Create a digital image of your signature with Acrobat
[The Last Word] Policy & Procedure Manuals Make Training Easy
Large firms often have in house training programs to bring new employees up to speed on how the firm does things. Solos and small firms, on the other hand, seldom do, and training costs and the learning curve for a new employee can be a substantial expense for the small firm. Be prepared to bring [...]
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Has It Become Too Late Too Soon?
Happy New Year! I was joking with my husband about running out of time to get something done before it was too late: “I hate when it’s too late too soon!”  Maybe I’m on to something here.  Running out of time may have been part of 2011. Maybe it has even crept into 2012. Well, luckily, goals are something we set for ourselves and often achieve with great enthusiasm. Other goals we hit a couple of times and then miss a couple of times and give up, discouraged. You may be...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Gadgets, Gizmos and Apps 2011
For the December 2011 Oklahoma Bar Journal I decided to pass along some interesting add-ons for a PC user. It's not like the old days where you had to cobble things together yourself with lots of customizations and add-ons, but...