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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] What Keeps Family Law Lawyers Up at Night? High-Conflict Cases
Like many areas of practice, family law is going through a period of change. Both clients and their lawyers are questioning traditional modes of practice. Economic woes both cause legal problems, and leave clients with limited resources with which to resolve them. Stress – for both families in crisis and for their lawyers – is a constant reality. Still, within this challenging climate, family lawyers are expected to work diligently and professionally in the service of their clients’ interests....
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Learn by Doing: Acrobat Tips and Tricks
Mandatory eCourt in Oregon is just around the corner. By court rule, all documents submitted through the eFiling system must be in PDF or PDF/A format and practitioners need to get up to speed now. How can you become a power … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Keep Your Android Phone Running at Peak Performance
Incredibly Fast. Cool to the Touch. Memory for Miles. Those are the three aspects everyone wants in a smart phone. By now, however, we all have heard about batteries over heating, operating systems slowing down, and running out of memory at the exact moment when your dog made the cutest face, and you absolutely must take a picture. Although one or more of these problems has happened to all of us, there are some simple steps you can take to make your life with your Android phone more predictable...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Annuska Eito-Eiichi
We were bcc’d on an email from the purported Annuska Eito-Eiichi looking to retain a lawyer with regard to collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. 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...
[Law Practice Advisor] Secure Your Data: Part 1, An Update on the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws
When the Massachusetts Data Privacy laws went into full effect in 2010, we wrote extensively on the topic; tracking back to this root post, you can access all of our blog posts on the subject.  Many of the early episodes of our podcast, the Legal Toolkit, were also dedicated to this topic. Since 2010, we’ve experienced cyber attacks against major retailers such as Home Depot and Target; celebrity iCloud accounts have been hijacked and exploited; and most recently the White House computer...
[Law Technology Today] Highlights from Law Practice Division Fall Meeting, Women Rainmaker’s Workshop
Last week was the Law Practice Division’s Fall Meeting and Women Rainmaker’s Workshop in San Diego, California.  The meetings brought together many of the leading figures in practice management and legal technology for several days of CLEs, networking, and business meetings. The Legal Talk Network stopped by to cover the event and spoke to many of the attendees, including our own LTRC Chair Rodney Dowell and LTRC Director Joshua Poje. Rodney and Josh spoke a little bit about the...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Naomi Kukrou or Kurou
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Naomi Kukrou/ Kurou looking to retain them with regard to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. 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...
[Law Technology Today] How to Survive Your Trust Account Audit
Trust accounts are an integral part of many practices, and unfortunately they are also a common source of disciplinary trouble. Seamlessly incorporating your trust accounting into your day-to-day practice management routine is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your firm, and your clients. Yet many firms choose to maintain separate trust accounting systems – increasing complexity and risk in equal measure. Four Rules to Make Sure Your Trust (IOLTA) Accounting is “Squeaky...
[Law Technology Today] Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch
Mac use in law offices is no stranger to this blog. Chad Burton has written on how the Mac is the technological backbone of his office, and the Kennedy-Mighell Report spent an episode discussing how lawyers use iPads. Also, for the past five years, there’s been a little conference dedicated to lawyers who use Macs in their offices. On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview attorney and iPhone J.D. blog writer Jeff Richardson about the new Apple products...
[Thoughtful Legal Management]
♫ It doesn’t have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking…♫ Lyrics and music by: David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Polly Samson, recorded by Pink Floyd.   Garry’s last post on tips.slaw.ca inspired me to write about using dictation on both PCs and Macs. I have been a long-standing fan of voice recognition and the latest versions are even much better than earlier versions. While there is voice recognition built into the Windows operating system, I...

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