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

[PMATips] 60 Apps for iPhones & iPads – 04/19/11
Jeff Richardson, author of the blog iPhone JD, has posted a list of applications for iPhones and iPads presented during the 2011 TECHSHOW session entitled “60 Apps in 60 Minutes”. Mr. Richardson, Reid Trautz, and Josh Barrett breezed through 61 apps in an engaging presentation before an enthusiastic audience. The blog post also includes links to apps from the 2009 and 2010 TECHSHOW presentations, which provide the reader with a total of 180 applications! If you use an iPhone or iPad, you may...

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[PMATips] Five Easy-to-Remember Keyboard Shortcuts for Word – 04/12/11
The keyboard shortcuts for Cut (CTRL + X), Copy (CTRL + C) and Paste (CTRL + V) are commonly known and used. Did you know that you can also control the line spacing for each paragraph with easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts? Using the following shortcuts will change the line spacing for the entire paragraph where the cursor is located.  CTRL + 1 Single-spaced lines CTRL + 2 Double-spaced lines CTRL + 5 1.5 spaced lines CTRL + 0 (zero) Add or remove one line space preceding the paragraph One...

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[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] TECHSHOW Tips Issue of Law Practice Magazine
I’m just back from a great ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago last week. I learned lots about legal technology and enjoyed the company of fellow technology enthusiasts. Wish you all were there, but as I know many SLAW readers were not, in lieu I offer a great collection of articles from the just released 2011 Techshow Tips issue of Law Practice magazine: Tablet Users Face Off: iPad versus Slate Shootout A Day in the Life of an iPad Lawyer A Look Inside the New Mac Apps Store Must-Have iPhone Apps...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of ABA TECHSHOW 2011
Whew! ABA TECHSHOW is in the record books for another year. I enjoyed the Keynote and EXPO – always good to see product demonstrations and meet new vendors. And the weather was a welcome break for those of us who have yet to experience spring. As always, there is much to enjoy in Chicago by [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The BlackBerry Playbook: A Sneak Preview From ABA TECHSHOW
On April 19 the new BlackBerry PlayBook will hit the shelves at 20,000 stores and couriers will be busy delivering the pre-orders. Thanks to my old technology friend John Olah (He had a great contact at RIM!), I had the opportunity to spend some time with a pre-release version of the PlayBook at ABA TECHSHOW this week. I was generally impressed with this device, but have some hesitations as well. The PlayBook felt very solid in my hand. It is 1cm thick and the rubberized back and sides let you...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] New Lawyer Mentoring Program
The new Oregon State Bar mentoring program is gearing up! With unofficial results of the February bar exam due next Friday, the bar is working at a fever pace to get ready. Would you like to be a mentor? If you have at least seven years of experience, no disciplinary prosecutions pending, and a reputation for [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] The Buzz at ABA TechSHOW
Tomorrow is the last day of ABA TechSHOW in Chicago. I have spent days immersed in seminars and speaking with vendors about the latest and greatest tools, techniques, best practices, and risks related to the use of technology in law firms. Clearly, there has been a recognizable theme. Looking at the program guide even briefly reveals that this year has had a heavy emphasis in the following areas: CLOUD COMPUTING– Just about every angle has been examined; applications, service providers,...
[PA Law Practice Management] Terror Lurking in the Cloud
The title of this post likely conjures up disturbing memories of 9/11. And it should. A newly released book presents the disturbing possibility that online gaming and virtual world communications have provided terrorists with an ideal medium to communicate and plan deadly assault scenarios, all of which is flying under the radar of the CIA and NSA. Dutchman Emile van Veen spent two years researching how terrorists could utilize so called Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs...
[Law Practice Advisor] MoreSquare: More about Foursquare
Since Jared’s most recent Tip of the Week undoubtedly piqued your interest in Foursquare, we are, of course, providing an extended look at its potential utility for attorneys. Foursquare is a two-way street, of course: There are the businesses that claim their locations and manage the corresponding accounts; and there are those who check into locations. That makes two distinct decisions for an attorney operating his/her firm: (1) Do you want to utilize Foursquare’s marketing potential as a...
[PA Law Practice Management] Terror Lurking in the Cloud??
The title of this post likely conjures up disturbing memories of 9/11. And it should. A newly released book presents the disturbing possibility that online gaming and virtual world communications have provided terrorists with an ideal medium to communicate and plan deadly assault scenarios, all of which is flying under the radar of the CIA and NSA. Dutchman Emile van Veen spent two years researching how terrorists could utilize so called Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs...