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 Tips Blog] 24 Favorite Websites from the Digital Edge Podcast
ABA TECHSHOW 2011 closed with a large crowd in attendance for 60 Sites in 60 Minutes. Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson joined colleagues ABA TECHSHOW 2010 chair Paul Unger and TECHSHOW planning board member Erik Mazzone for this lively presentation....
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Attorney's Speech by Travis Pickens
Can you spot all of the ethcial violations in the relatively short telephone conversation in the attached article from Oklahoma Bar Association Ethics Counsel Travis Pickens? Download The Attorneys Speech - Travis Pickens - April 2011 OBJ Reviewing this very...
[Law Practice Advisor] Group Sites Options Reviewed, in Groups, Of Course
Upon Google’s removal of most of its Groups’ functionality, we were forced to find an alternative home for our Marketing Group’s webplace. I didn’t fall in love with any of the options, though there are many (many). I easily narrowed it down to three winners, though, so we figured we’d share that information with you. And, for what it’s worth, I’ll talk about the others, too. The Winners. We ended up going with Grouply. Grouply offers the basic features that are necessary for professional use:...
[Law Practice Matters] Ethics of Cloud Computing in NC - Take 2
    On April 21, 2011, the Ethics Committee of the North Carolina State Bar revised its previous proposed opinion on cloud computing (2010 FEO 7) and reissued it as Proposed 2011 Formal Ethics Opinion 6, Subscribing to Software as a Service While Fulfilling the Duties of Confidentiality and Preservation of Client Property.  If you practice law in North Carolina, you need to look at this opinion now. In general, the Ethics Committee did a good job of walking a center line between...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] ioSafe Portable is Here…
♬ Because it keeps on working …♬ Lyrics and Music by Peter Kingsbery, recorded by Cock Robin. ioSafe Portable Hard Drive I have been a big fan of the ioSafe line of disaster proof external hard drives for some time now (back in October I wrote about the ioSafe Solo Pro hardened hard drive). I use a 1.5 terabyte SoloPro to back up my MacBook (using TimeMachine) regularly. I even replaced the internal hard drive using the SoloPro/TimeMachine back up and the data transferred perfectly...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] MSBA Trust Accounting Guides for Mainstream Accounting Software Products
In an April 18, 2011 post on the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Practice Blawg, it was announced that the MSBA trust accounting guides are now available to non-MSBA members. In the past these guides were behind a members-only wall. These guides help lawyers work with trust accounts in the several commercially available mainstream accounting programs. There are 5 guides including: Keeping Client Trust Accounts with GnuCash 2.2.4 Keeping Records for Client Trust Accounts Using Microsoft...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Supercharge Your Law Practice
During my almost fourteen years with the Oklahoma Bar Association as the practice management advisor, I have planned or helped to plan quite a few CLE programs, including our OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference. (This year's Solo & Small...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Business Essentials
Your business plan serves as a roadmap for the future. It describes your reason for going into business, why you are entering into (or continuing) a particular type of practice, your projected income and expenses, how you will market yourself and how your business will be structured. It requires research, organization and reflection. However, it [...]
[Law Practice Matters] How Profitable Is Your Law Firm?
     If I had a nickel for every law firm that has called me in the last six months wanting to discuss law firm profitability, I'd have... well, I don't know what I'd have but it would be at least several nickels.  Law firm profitability is a topic near and dear to the hearts of to most lawyers in private practice. Whether you think of practicing law as a privilige, a profession, a calling or just a job, it's nice to be paid for your efforts and to know you are not wasting...
[The Last Word] Microsoft Office Got You Stumped?
If you are struggling with upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010, or struggling with Office 2003 because you still haven’t learned how to use all of its features yet, you’ll be excited to learn about a blog I just became aware of today. It’s Legal Office Guru. Written by Mobile-based freelance marketing copywriter and [...]