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

[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Keir Greenaway
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Keir Greenaway looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an explanation of...
[Law Technology Today] Chicago’s Self-Help Web Center Celebrates 10 Years of Service, Access to Justice
Each day for the past 10 years, law student volunteers from IIT Chicago-Kent have staffed the Self-Help Web Center (SHWC) on the sixth floor of Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center, helping to provide guidance and assistance to thousands of pro se litigants as they navigate their way through the Cook County court system. The idea for the SHWC grew out of a study of low-income and self-represented litigants conducted across five different court systems in the United States between 1999 and 2001 by...
[Law Technology Today] Breaking Up: The Digital Edge on Ethical Responsibilities when Breaking Up a Law Firm
Is this edition of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview commercial litigator at McGuireWoods Tom Spahn, often known as “Mr. Ethics” in Virginia. He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism, and has spoken over 1,200 times on ethics and other topics in the United States and abroad. He explains that lawyers and their firms should remain civil and open to negotiation before the lawyer has left. Firms have run into trouble while trying to penalize...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Conflicts Rules Leave Room for (Careful) Collegiality
Consulting with more experienced colleagues to confirm that you’re on the right track in resolving a problem is natural and commendable in any profession. Working in isolation is inefficient, and leads to preventable errors. Without access to information about others’ experience, we’re forced to make our own mistakes. For this reason, sole practitioners are routinely encouraged to seek out mentors and advisers from among the broader bar. But what if every time a colleague outside your firm...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Flying Solo, 5th Edition
Newly revised and updated to meet the needs of today’s legal professionals, Flying Solo is a comprehensive guide to establishing and maintaining a successful solo law practice. The Fifth Edition of this ABA classic includes practical information gathered from a wide range of contributors, including successful solo practitioners, law firm consultants, state and local bar practice management advisors, and law school professors. Whether you’re thinking of going solo, new to the solo life,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Free Shred Days: Pendleton, Astoria, Grants Pass
The Professional Liability Fund is expanding its free shred events statewide for Oregon lawyers.  We will be in the following cities in August: August 2 – Pendleton August 9 – Astoria August 23 – Grants Pass For details, including start … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Using the Facebook Power Editor to Create Calls to Action
If you’ve got a Facebook Page for your law firm, you’ll want to know about the Facebook Power Editor, which only works with Facebook Business Pages (as opposed to personal profiles). The Power Editor allows you to create posts that include Call to Action buttons. According to Facebook, you can only access the Power Editor using the Google Chrome browser, by going to www.facebook.com/ads/manage/powereditor, or by going to your ads manager and clicking on Power Editor in the left-hand...
[Law Practice Advisor] Surface Tension: Microsoft’s Tablet is No Match for the iPad
English: Surface tension: a clip floating in a glass of water (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I consider myself an agnostic, as battles get fought between the ultimate utility of Apple versus Microsoft products. I use Windows products at work, and have a PC laptop at home; but, I also have an iPad (and have had an Android smartphone and a Blackberry). I tried a Macintosh once, in college, over ten years ago; but, it felt like the Rosetta Stone: staggering, and untranslateable, in part, at first. I...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?
Lawyers are very skilled at creating legal documents and one of the values they provide to their clients is quality documents based on research, precedent and experience. So most of the time, a client would be in no position to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Ugo Grondelli and Alteco Medical
A Washington state firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Ugo Grondelli of Alteco Medical looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for...