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 Practice Advisor] Short Sale: Small Content is the Future Present
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of January through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I write about the importance of shortening content, to match the shortening attention span of our society, as well as suggesting some of the best methods for broadcasting such content. Since it’s 2012, and people tell us that the Mayans tell us that the world is about to end, I figured that now would also be a good time to make my...
[PMATips] Google “Ah Ha” Moments – 01/24/12
Jim Calloway’s column, Sites for Sore Eyes, in the latest GPSOLO eReport entitled Beyond the Basics of Google, is guaranteed to provide every reader with an “Ah Ha” moment. This article not only points out some of the most often overlooked features of Google that everyone can use, but also provides tips designed specifically to help attorneys make the most of Google. Google Alerts, Google Scholar and Google Patents are all covered in this lively article. Did you know that you can...

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[The Last Word] Not Bad, For Government Work!
With legal jobs for new law school graduates harder and harder to come by, an often- overlooked source of legal jobs is the federal government. Both new and seasoned lawyers often do not seek out employment with the federal government because they either don’t know the jobs exist or don’t feel like they can penetrate [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] A Matter of Trust: Attorney Funds May Be Deposited Into IOLTA Account to Cover Bank Charges
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip runs down the ethics rules and advisories related to depositing attorney funds into trust accounts for the purpose of covering bank charges. Read the Tip here.
[The Last Word] Draft Now, Send Later
Often, lawyers will put off drafting an email because they don’t have all the information needed to complete and send it. What they forget, or never knew to begin with, is that send or delete are not the only options with an incomplete email. Get started on drafting in Outlook whenever the inspiration strikes you. [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The iPad for Litigators is a hot topic
Later today I will be presenting for an online CLE titled The iPad for Litigators. Don't bother rushing to enroll as the program is now sold out. The last I heard they were closing in on 600 registered to take...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Online Dispute Resolution Expansion in the EU
♬ I wouldn’t settle for nothing I couldn’t settle for that I’d rather settle for something I don’t believe in than listen to anymore of your chit chat…♬ Lyrics music and recorded by the Headstones.   On January 17, Dr. Frank Fowlie, a Fellow with the Centre for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a Chartered Mediator,  Ms Kari D. Boyle, lawyer, mediator, consultant, administrator and Executive...
[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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