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] 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] A Bit of History in the City of Roses
Yesterday I was delighted to attend the dedication of two heritage roses planted at Pioneer Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. It was a lovely ceremony and a unique opportunity to tour a National Historic Landmark. If you have a moment, I’d love to share a bit of Oregon history with you. (Yes, I am a proud native Oregonian.) [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] May Day: LOMAP Offers Free ‘Super’ Marketing Conference
Tired of marketing conferences that cost money and aren’t super? Super lame, I know. We hear you now, though. That’s why LOMAP, in partnership with the Massachusetts Bar Association, is holding its own free Super Marketing Conference, on May 26. The Conference will feature a ½ day of CLE programming and following networking reception. Did I mention that the programming was free? Okay. Did I mention that the reception was also free? I did not, not explicitly. Well, it is. Everything is free....
[SC Small Firm] Battery Boost
All smartphone users know one thing for certain: smartphone batteries don’t stay charged for long. Most feel lucky if they can get through a full 12 hour day before needing to charge their battery. I recently more than doubled the strength of my factory installed HTC Droid Incredible battery by purchasing a Seidio extended life battery. I am now able to go 2 to 3 days without seeing the dreaded orange battery symbol. Here are my tips for better battery life, even without buying a...
[ABA Site-tation] New articles from the LTRC: Secure Surfing with Subscription VPN; The Wonders of Window7 – Is it Time to Upgrade?; You Are Backing up Gmail, Right?; Working with Styles and Templates in Microsoft Word 2007
Body: Here's a sampling of the most recent technology articles published by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center:   Secure Surfing With Subscription VPN Although Wireless Networking, commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is practically ubiquitous, it isn’t universally secure. Several major 2010 news stories, both national and international, featured incidents of unsecure Wi-Fi. With subscription virtual private networking (VPN) you can surf securely on the road. Virtual private networking...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] A quick way to turn two monitors into four
I recently was a co-panelist on a webinar and I had four different items I needed to have in my view on my monitors. These included my e-mail to receive questions from the attendees, the browser showing the actual program...