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] Windows 10 – Cool New Features
This is the last of three posts on Windows 10.  Previously I examined specifications, compatibility issues, and default settings for Microsoft’s new OS.  Today I review all the cool new features Windows 10 has to offer. Print to PDF At long last, … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: The 2015 Solo & Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
This annual guide is written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, and anything else a law office will need. It’s written in clear, easily accessible language to make implementation easier whether you do it yourself or use an IT consultant. Topics include: A vendor-...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Litigation Malpractice Claims Fact Sheet
Created to coincide with the release of our Rule 48.14 Transition Toolkit, the litigation claims fact sheet is the latest in practicePRO’s series of fact sheets. They includes quick claims facts, the main causes of claims against lawyers, hot topics in the particular areas of law, tips for avoiding claims and links to practicePRO resources. The sheets can also be used as program inserts in their own right. The other fact sheets released so far are for criminal law, wills & estates...
[Law Technology Today] Teaching Young Attorneys to Build a Book of Business
Law school graduates may be trained in torts, but they’re not schooled in building a book of business. No one ever taught them how to market, and that leaves them without the tools they need to generate business when they make partner or otherwise ensure job security. A growing number are turning to third-party advisory services to help. As a strategic planning and business development coach for attorneys and other professionals, for example, I recently worked with a young litigation associate...
[Law Technology Today] Document Automation for Estate Planning Attorneys
As an attorney running a practice in the area(s) of Estate Planning, Trust, Probate, Elder Care, Special Needs, or Guardianship, you must manage piles upon piles of documents. Managing all of these documents can be inefficient, reduce productivity, and worst of all, it takes time out of your day—time that could be better spent serving your clients. Instead of drowning in paperwork, many attorneys are starting to use document automation software, especially in small or solo Estate Planning or...
[Law Technology Today] How CallFire Adds Efficiency to Parker Waichman LLP
Parker Waichman LLP is a personal injury law firm with offices in New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Florida. Founded in 1993, the firm has prided itself on finding ways to improve its practice, and its service to clients. As technology continues to make inroads into the practice of law, Parker Waichman has sought to take advantage. Frustrated by the lack of practice management systems at the time, especially for personal injury cases, Parker Waichman partner Jerrold...
[PA Law Practice Management] Upgrade to Windows 10?
Microsoft has cleverly delivered pop-up invitations for free upgrades to Windows 10.  Should you take advantage and become an early adopter?  In my usual pragmatic manner, I advise against it unless you want to unwittingly become an early debugger too. Let the big firms with in-house tech support go through the pain first.  Then can afford to smooth all the wrinkles and support users through the bumpy ride.  Wait until at least the first service pack comes out.  And following that, the software...
[Law Technology Today] Apple Watch, Encryption Tips, LexHacks, and More July Top Reads
I have the benefit of seeing content ahead of time. Sometimes I’m good at predicting at what will be popular, and sometimes I’m surprised. July was no exception. Here’s what you read the most: My Apple Watch: Initial Impressions, uses, and its Benefits for Attorneys Are you Smarter than a Real Estate Attorney? Bureaucrats and Mathematicians: Data Science and the Public Defenders 10 Things Attorneys Should Know about Digital Forensics Lexhacks: Hacking to Improve Legal Service...
[Law Technology Today] Mobile Apps for Legal Services: Competition or Advantage?
Software developers and progressive law firms are looking for ways to streamline their practices, offer higher quality services for less, and help bridge access to justice. Using mobile apps and other technologies, basic legal services are increasingly available, affordable, and easy to use. But many attorneys are wary of technology like LegalZoom and Shake because they think it poses competition to and might even replace solo and small firms. So how can these solo and small firm lawyers modify...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] NYSBA Crowdfunding Ethics Opinion
In January and April I blogged about the ethics of crowdfunding. In May, when I co-authored Tread Carefully: Crowdfunding Your Law Practice with Amber Hollister, we reported: No jurisdiction, including Oregon, has published an ethics opinion or other formal guidance on the … Continue reading →