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.

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[PMATips] ABA TECHSHOW 2011 Presentations – 05/31/11
“60 Tips in 60 Minutes” and “60 Sites in 60 Minutes” are popular sessions at TECHSHOW, the ABA’s annual three-day technology and CLE conference and exposition. The PowerPoint presentations from these two sessions are now available online in PDF format along with materials from other presentations, including “Going Beyond Microsoft Word on the Mac,” “Getting the Most Out of PDF Software,” “2011 SmartPhone Shootout,” and “Getting the Most from Speech Recognition Software.” 

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[Law Practice Advisor] Disaster Recovery Resources for Lawyers Affected by Recent Tornadoes
With western Massachusetts experiencing tornadoes and significant related damage last night, following those tornadoes hitting Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, not even two weeks earlier, we feel that it is appropriate at this time to republish disaster recovery resources for lawyers and law firms, in the hope that these resources may be useful for those western Massachusetts attorneys affected by last evening's weather damage. Here are the resources: The American Bar Association...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Emperor’s New Clothes
♬ Isn’t it a bit surprising How one’s fortunes ebb and flow And only to the enterprising Does the magic fortune cookie go Believe me It’s the time of your life so live it well..♬ Lyrics, music and recorded by Randy Neuman: Emperor's New Clothes I remember growing up there would be ‘fads’ (probably still are, albeit I have long since aged out of those teenage angst years). I recall wanting to be part of the ‘cool kids’ and wished to jump on some of those fads and...
[Avoid a Claim] Toronto Civil Court Lists now available on the Internet
The Toronto Lawyers’ Association announced today that they will be providing internet access to the Toronto Civil Court lists. Currently you can access Trials, Pre-Trial & Case Conferences, Motions and Masters’ Motions. The Commercial and Bankruptcy Lists will be available soon. The TLA aims to have the next day’s list posted by 5 pm each day (the lists are subject to change). To access the lists visit the TLA home page at and click on “Court Lists” link. To...
[The Last Word] Where’s My Juice?
Power cords for laptops and other electronic equipment are expensive, costing anywhere from around $60 to well over $100 each. If you travel with a laptop or digital projector, sooner or later you’re going to leave your power cord somewhere. Whoever finds it will be a lot more likely to try to reunite you with [...]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Less Paper, More Cloud, and iPads – Oh Yeah!
What do cloud computing, the paperless office, and iPads have in common? Easy! Think CLE and you’ll have the answer. On June 1, 2011 the Professional Liability Fund is proud to present Practice Management for Lawyers Using iPads, Less Paper, and the “Cloud.” The live program is sold-out, but you can still register for the Webcast. [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Updated Model E-Discovery and E-Trial Precedents
The Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee (EIC) has released revised versions of all of its e-discovery and e-trial model documents and guidance materials. Links to all of these documents are provided below. Annotations are included throughout the EIC’s model documents and the EIC’s other e-discovery guidance documents. Many of the annotations refer to The Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery (the “Sedona Canada Principles”). The Sedona Canada Principles are a set of...
[ABA Site-tation] Available now - Volumes 1 & 2 of the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey
Body: The first two volumes of the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report, Technology Basics (Vol. 1) and Law Office Technology (Vol. 2), are available for purchase. The survey evolves every year and 2011 is no exception. This year, we took a deeper look at the “cloud,” dropped some questions about dated technology like PDAs, and refined questions on technology fundamentals like networks and extranets.  We’ve added new questions on popular emerging technology like tablets (e.g. the iPad,...
[ABA Site-tation] A Penny Saved: Online Comparison Shopping
Body: Note: This article was originally published in the March 2009 Family Law e-Newsletter, a monthly publication from the ABA Section for Family Law. New technology articles from the LTRC appear in each new Family Law e-Newsletter. Legal technology experts have been talking about saving money through technology for years. Indeed, innovative software can be used to capture billable hours, scanners and document management software can be used to cut paper and storage costs, and social...
[Law Practice Advisor] LockSquawkBox: Encrypt Your Smartphone Calls
Two weeks ago, the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. That week's Tip covered options for encrypting smartphone calls, across the major platforms. Read the Tip here.