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] 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Trust Account
From – Trust Accounting: Your Financial and Ethical Responsibilities, presented May 12, 2011 – Q & A with Helen Hierschbiel, OSB General Counsel Removing Earned Fees Earned fees must be removed from the lawyer trust account promptly. Can you wait a day or two? Yes. Can you wait a week? A month? Longer? No. Separate [...]
[ABA Site-tation] Friday PMA Blog Roundup: 06/10/11
Body: It's been some time since our last Friday PMA Blog Roundup, but the law practice management advisors have kept up a steady stream of excellent posts. Here are recent posts to check out: Jim Calloway wrote about the rise of Google Chrome, pointed to Jay Shepherd's Rules for a Successful Law Practice and noted a blog dedicated to Droid for lawyers. Ellen Freedman blogged about Avvo and whether or not to claim your profile. David Bilinsky recently wrote about the ioSafe Portable hard...
[Law Practice Advisor] Your Pad or Mine: The Rapture Comes for Traditional Computing Devices
Now, I’m not one for bold predictions. I mean, yeah, they can provide your fringe church of the heart with a short-lived marketing bump and budgetary boost; but, that’s only until they prove you to be a jackass. Just ask this guy. (One thing I am grateful for is that the timing of my recent vacation coincided with all of this apocalyptic fervor, which (the latter) I was very glad to miss out on. What a time to disengage the grid, eh? For those of you still concerned for the arrival of the end-...
[Avoid a Claim] What to Do When the Police Arrive to Search Your Law Office
Note: The resource cited in this refers to Ontario law. The law governing search and seizure is notoriously complex and fluid. The law governing lawyer-client privilege is similarly intricate. Merging these two areas of law – which happens when law enforcement shows up to execute a warrant at a law office – can lead to conflicting obligations. If you find yourself in this predicament, you should visit the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Resource Centre and carefully follow the...
[PMATips] Windows 7 Snipping Tool – 06/09/11
Windows 7 has so many powerful new features it is easy to overlook some of the innovative smaller additions. One of those is the Snipping Tool. This little tool is the Windows XP Print Screen function on speed! First where is it hiding? Go to Start >All Programs >Accessories > Snipping Tool.  Second, to create a shortcut on your desktop or the taskbar, right click and drag the icon to either location. You will want to keep this tool readily accessible. Third explore the options to...

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[Avoid a Claim] A clarification on the ultimate limitation period and the York Condominium Corp. and Jay-M Holding case
The How Long Should You Keep Your Close Files? article in the December 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine was well received by Ontario lawyers. From the emails, phone calls and personal comments we received, it is clear the information we provided was helpful to many lawyers in terms of the decisions they needed to make with respect to the retention and destruction of closed files. We also received some questions with respect to the side note to the above article concerning the ultimate...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Droid Lawyer™
Oklahoma lawyer Jeffery Taylor has another identity. He's also The Droid Lawyer™ and publishes a really nice blog under that title with lots of good information about Droid phones, among other things. He's got a lot of great content, so...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Networking and Career Building for Lawyers
If you are actively engaged in a job search, then you already know about the importance of networking. The question is: what have you done about it? On April 1 the Oregon Federal Bar Association and Oregon Attorney Assistance Program co-sponsored a program on networking and career building for lawyers. This program was a fine follow-up [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: 5 Technologies That Help Law Firms Respond to Fee Pressure
Since I have spent far too much time blathering on at this blog about technology that I know very little about, I’d say it’s high time we provide another expert opinion. To that end, we are very pleased to have the following guest post, on technologies that help lawyers address fee pressure, from Daryl Rinaldi. This, his second post for us, is a return engagement for Daryl, who is the owner of GizmoFish, LLC, an IT support company serving the greater Boston area, and handling the IT needs of...
[ABA Site-tation] How are Lawyers Practicing in the Cloud?
Body: Statistics in volume 1 (Technology Basics) and volume 2 (Law Office Technology) of the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report reveal factors that make some law firms perfect candidates for transferring the hardware and software complexities to the vendor. But attorneys still see a lot of risk in this model. Read Law Firms in the Cloud, an excerpt from the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, for more information on how lawyers are approaching cloud computing. Category: Technology...