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

[Law Technology Today] Five Security Apps for Android
Android-based smartphones have found a loyal following among lawyers. Among smartphone-using respondents to the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, more than 18% reported using an Android smartphone.  That number rose to more than 30% among solo practitioners. Android devices can be helpful practice tools, as we discussed a couple weeks ago with our post on Android apps for legal research.  But how do you secure your Android smartphone to be sure sensitive client data is well protected? Here...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Getting the Final Document Correct: A Checklist for Commercial Transactions
The following is the introductory article to LAWPRO's new commercial transaction checklist that appeared in the August 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. The full checklist can be downloaded from our Checklists page at Many commercial matters involve the preparation of one or more documents. These documents are drafted based on communications between the parties to the document and/or their respective lawyers, the specific circumstances of the matter and...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Expose Yourself
My new article in Expose Yourself For a variety of reasons, some law firm websites may not have reached the top slot in Google, Bing, or Ask. There is competition for keywords, and the search engines change their algorithms frequently. Without having a team of folks tweaking the site, there will likely be some [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Upcoming LPMT Programs and Training
Don’t miss upcoming CLE programs and free training sessions: Coming up in August: How to… Take Control of Social Media with Hootsuite How Lawyers Can Use Collaboration Tools Coming up in September: How to… Use MS OneNote for Project Management How to… Automate Functions in MS Word Smarter, Better, Faster: Document Assembly Coming up in [...]
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] New How to… and CLE Archives Available
New archives available: June 26, 2012: How to… Take Note with Evernote (webcast/materials, training, no CLE) June 28, 2012: Everything You Need To Know About Trust Accounting (But Were Afraid to Ask) (webcast/materials, CLE) July 10, 2012: How to… Control Formatting with MS Word Styles and Templates (webcast/materials, training, no CLE) July 24, 2012: How to… Discover the Benefits of Windows 7 (webcast/materials, [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Yuraki Yamanaka of Chan Industries Pte Ltd
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported Yuraki Yamanaka of Chan Industries Pte Ltd regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Muraki Yamanaka Date: 19 August, 2012 9:33:55 PM EDT To: Subject: Conflict Check Reply-To: I Muraki Yamanaka...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Law Firm Profitability Today
As I told a group of law students last week, the practice of law is an honored profession and an essential part of one of the three branches of government. But, at the same time, a law firm is a...
[Law Practice Advisor] Not-So-Splendid Isolation: Solo Attorneys Can Cobble Together Collegial Environments
While there is much to be said respecting the benefits of the work-life of the solo practitioner, including the freedom that derives from being one’s own boss, and the peculiar enjoyment that an attorney may derive from managing the entirety of his or her own success, there is also an often unspoken, and significant, drawback -- that being that solo attorneys often feel isolated, especially those who work from home, or in a true solo office.  Within the law firm environment, it’s far...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – August 17th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of August 17th: Mobile credit card processing provider Square announced a significant new pricing model: a $275/month flat fee rather than the typical per-transaction swipe fee. New reports are circulating about Apple’s plans to change the television industry. An early review of Windows 8 is critical, suggesting the decision to make a single OS for desktops and tablets has led to a poor user experience. How...
[Law Technology Today] How Can Lawyers Benefit from Facebook?
Excerpted and adapted from Facebook in One Hour for Lawyers by Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields, forthcoming in September from LPM Publishing. Pre-order the book today with a 15% pre-publication discount.  Why Should Lawyers Use Facebook? As we were writing this book and speaking about Facebook for lawyers, this was the question we heard most often, so we’ll try to answer it here. But as social media use (and Facebook itself) evolves, the answer is likely to change. Right now, many lawyers...