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

[Busy Lawyer's Guide to Success] Ten Tips to Supercharge Your Online Presence . . .
is the title of my article I co-authored with Jim Calloway and Nerino Petro in the February issue of Law Practice Today that was just published last week. Jim, Nerino, and I selected these tips from our presentation 60+ Best Marketing Practices for Lawyers in 60 Minutes. The tips focus on web-based marketing, including social networking and refurbishing law firm websites. Most of the tips can be implemented quickly and at low-cost. I believe a quick read of the article will be a worthwhile use...

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[Reid My Blog] New Google Formula Changes Search Results for Your Law Firm Website
Be sure to Google your law firm website and your name, as Google has just made significant changes to the algorithms that power their search engine results. The changes are meant to improve the quality of search results, but it may have a negative impact on many sites. A search on my name, Reid Trautz, showed some positive changes for me, including a higher result for my book and an on-line CLE seminar recording that I didn't know was available for free on-line. This is also an opportunity to...
[PA Law Practice Management] A Proactive Marketing Strategy
I have long espoused that major clients should each receive a free on-site half or full day visit each year by their relationship partner. The purpose is to gather strategic intelligence which will enable you to better anticipate their needs, understand their concerns, examine their risks and opportunities, and generally just learn more about how their business operates. While at first it seems to be a money-losing proposition, those who have taken this approach have quickly discovered it is...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Great CLE in The Big Easy
Later this week I'll be heading south to New Orleans for the Louisiana Bar's 4th Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference. Here's the schedule of programming. I think it is beneficial for small firm lawyers to review schedules for these...
[Compujurist] What does an Iconic Atlanta Rib Shack and a Successful Law Practice have in common?
During a recent trip to Atlanta, I was taken to one of it's iconic restaurants: Fat Matt's Rib Shack . In addition to serving up barbecue and comfort style side dishes, Fat Matt's also has live blues music playing every month...By now you're probably asking yourself what does a successful barbecue restaurant and a successful law practice have in common? Keep reading after the break and you'll find out.
[Thoughtful Legal Management] I’ve a (Hotrod) Mac!
♬ She’s my little deuce coupe You don’t know what I got…♬ Lyrics and music by Brian Wilson, recorded by The Beach Boys. The notice popped up on the screen – my hard drive had run out of space. I was facing the dilemma of either upgrading the original 160 GB hard drive in my MacBook or upgrading to a new MacBook or MacBook Pro. A bit of research into a new hard drive for my venerable MacBook made the decision easy…a Western Digital Scorpio 2.5-Inch 500 GB...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Speech Tools for Lawyers in 2011
This month in the Oklahoma Bar Journal, my column is Speech Tools for Lawyers in 2011. I covered many ways that lawyers can use their computers and their smart phones to prepare documents and do other tasks with their voices...
[PMATips] Quick Switch – 02/15/11
If you still drive your mouse down to the bottom of your screen to toggle between applications and open documents this tip can save you time and “mouse fatigue”. In a Windows environment hold down the Alt key then hit the Tab key. This will open a small grey window which displays all open applications and documents. While keeping the Alt key depressed, hitting the Tab key again will move you through the applications and documents. The name of each will be displayed at the bottom of the little...

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[SC Small Firm] Google Apps
Many small firm lawyers are looking for ways to keep their computer technology costs down, particularly costs associated with networking. Google Apps is hosted tools for business. Google Apps suite includes: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Apps Marketplace and more. Apps offers customized email addresses (smith@smithlawfirm.com, for example), mobile email, calendar, and IM access. The cost begins at around $50 a year per user. By using a web-hosted solution...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The most important thing in your office
Sometimes it is easy to forget that the most important thing in your office is you! (Well, you and all the other living, breathing people in your workplace.) Hopefully this "thing" is also important to others outside of work as...