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

[SC Small Firm] Good news for Microsoft Office 365 users!
Microsoft now provides a whopping 1 TB (terabyte) of online OneDrive storage for all Office 365 accounts. Microsoft has also increased the free OneDrive account storage from 7 GB to 15 GB. Read more about this huge increase in cloud storage for Office 365 users here.
[Law Technology Today] Electronic Exhibits Mark the End of the Paper Chase
A first year associate, who has yet to take a deposition, may likely never have to mark and introduce a paper exhibit. Which isn’t to say depositions are going exhibit-less. Just paperless. As in the movie “Groundhog Day,” exhibit production is a recurring scene: Conference room tables and credenzas piled high with original and courtesy copies of exhibit binders, along with scanning, printing, collating, labeling, packing and shipping to get them there. The costs add up quickly. Add to that the...
[SC Small Firm] SC lawyers targeted in serious scams
The Bar has received numerous reports of several sophisticated, convincing scams currently circulating that target S.C. lawyers. They involve actual companies and people, and plausible facts. Besides e-mail, the “clients” may actually call the lawyers to further enhance the “legitimacy” of the scam. However, checks sent to the lawyers, according to the financial institutions where presented, are fraudulent; often they are real checks that have been altered. Scams include the companies Red Band...
[Law Technology Today] Hackcess to Justice: ABA Journal’s Hackathon Competition Comes to Boston
“Access to Justice;” that’s a buzzword we hear often in the legal community. Why? Because there is a documented justice gap across the nation, in which low to moderate income households disproportionately are unable to secure affordable legal services. What have we done to combat this problem? In Massachusetts, the state’s highest court established the Access to Justice Initiative in 2009, which works closely with the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, the courts, legal services...
[Law Technology Today] Time for a Technology Audit
Occasionally, law firms need help to move their technology forward, but they are not sure what they need or how to begin. They know that they are not taking advantage of the latest technology, have done some research and every product they see is “a perfect fit” for their firm (at least that is what the sales person is telling them).They seem to need EVERYTHING; from encrypted email to document management, to a secure wireless network. Where do they start the process? It might be best to start...
[Law Technology Today] 4 Advantages of Billing in the Cloud
You don’t have to be tied to a single device that has your software on it. All you need today is a web connection. From set up to security, and a few in-between, here are four advantages of cloud based time billing with Bill4Time that you may or may not have known. Ease of use among larger offices Dismiss the all-day event for software installations, incorrect serial numbers and long drawn out phone calls with customer support. Just log in and start securely billing. Track your time;...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Wynona Powers
A Washington state firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Wynona Powers looking to retain them with regards 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names John Moorcroft and Adey Steel Ltd
Firms in Arizona and California notified us that they received an email from the purported David Norman of Moog Components Group Ltd 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...
[SC Small Firm] Disposing of your old PCS
Today’s short technology life span mandates replacing old computers and devices every few years. What do you do with your old PCs after you don’t want them anymore? Electronic waste (e-waste) can contain many toxic elements, so it’s important to dispose of your old devices properly. Read this article to learn more about the world’s growing e-waste problem. Another big concern when getting rid of old computers is ensuring that your private data doesn’t get into the wrong hands. Darik’s Boot and...
[Law Technology Today] Digital Edge interviews PowerPoint Master Paul Unger
Meetings. Conferences. Speaking events of all kinds. That’s what generally comes to mind when we hear “PowerPoint.” Good bet, though, you use it in court, too, so there is no escaping PowerPoint presentations. Don’t roll your eyes just yet. Even if you haven’t put a PowerPoint presentation together for a conference, you probably have, or will soon, put one together for trial. No fear. Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson have you covered. In this edition of the Digital...