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 Technology Today] Avoiding Personal Damage from a Data Breach
Technology makes life easier, there is no doubt. Everything from ordering your groceries to registering for college can be done online these days. To enroll in college, you need to enter all your information, including your social security number, your immunization records and your email address, into the online registration form. When ordering groceries, you simply store your credit card information and address on the website so you only have to click three boxes to get your favorite granola...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Bilingual Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Marcia Binder Ibrahim, LLC, located in Montgomery County, PA, has a job opening for an associate attorney with at least five years of criminal and/or immigration experience. The firm handles criminal and family matters, and has a special focus on all aspects of immigration law as they relate to the above. Applicants must be a member of the Pennsylvania bar and/or eligible to waive in. Spanish language fluency is required. The firm’s offices are located in Lansdale and...
[Law Technology Today] The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services
The legal service industry has been changing rapidly, causing many lawyers to worry about the future of their practice. Many potential clients are now looking online for solutions to legal problems. Despite this, there is still a large percentage of the population without access to the legal services they need. In order to deal with this emerging legal marketplace shift, American Bar Association President William Hubbard formed the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services. But what does...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Tips for Selecting a Legal Calendaring Solution
There are many solutions on the market that will help automate and streamline the process of calendaring events and deadlines associated with legal matters. These types of tools are key to insuring that a law firm or legal department is managing the risk associated with the possibility of missing a deadline, and more importantly, the consequences associated with missing a deadline which include losing the case, financial impacts to your client, reputational damage associated with the loss, and...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Going Solo? Tips to Get You Off the Ground
View image | gettyimages.com   It’s not easy to start a law practice as a young lawyer, especially on your own. (Good thing groups like Starting Out Solo are around, huh?) Now, I can tell you about all kinds of tricks; but, I’m not young, and I haven’t practiced in years. That’s why we like to occasionally spotlight the perspectives of new practitioners, who have something to say, too, about starting and managing a law practice. This time around, our guest is Emily Amara Gordon. Emily is...

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[Avoid a Claim] Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: Settlement Offers in Bodily Injury Litigation
The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision, Elbakhiet v. Palmer, 2014 ONCA 544, gives practical direction on how specific a settlement offer must be to meet the technical requirements of R49 of the Rules of Civil Procedure as well as the burden of proof imposed by R49.10(3). In January 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed with costs the application for leave to appeal . Elbakhiet was a motor vehicle tort action. After a nine week trial the jury awarded the Plaintiff damages of $144,...
[Law Technology Today] Becoming an Agile Law Firm: Sometimes Smaller is Better
Facing off with a BigLaw behemoth can be intimidating. They have very deep pockets. They have a firmly established image and, quite possibly, an intimidating legacy. But don’t think for a second that they are necessarily better equipped than you—especially when it comes to offering clients the efficiency they demand. Often, finding the most efficient method of handling legal work requires experimentation, as well as the agility to experiment without incurring losses. In this, small and medium-...
[Avoid a Claim] 8 tips to make unconscious biases work for you
Effectively persuading a potential new client, a jury, or an interviewer – and being able to do it time and again – requires a solid understanding of how people make decisions. Persuasion traditionally relies on three techniques, namely: to speak the truth (logos), be credible (ethos), and move your audience emotionally (pathos).  Unconscious (cognitive) biases can interfere with or bolster these techniques. With the right tools, your clients will be more likely to listen to you, take your...
[Law Technology Today] Information Security Threat: The Insider
This is the last of a four-part series on information security threats legal and IT professionals face. In the previous articles, we introduced the issue of information security, and discussed the first two of three common threats: social engineering and the human element and technological exploits. We wrap up this series with the final security threat—the insider. While the former threats were based on technology or a hybrid technology and human element, the insider threat is most often purely...
[Avoid a Claim] Seven Start-Up Tips for Lawyers Going Solo
One third of the lawyers in Ontario are sole practitioners. Being your own boss and having full responsibility for your practice can be rewarding as well as daunting. (For lawyers considering striking out into sole practice, LAWPRO has a chart to help you figure out if you’re cut out for it) If you are just starting out as a solo, or considering it, Russell Adler (in Attorney at Work), has some advice. After three solo years he has compiled seven start-up tips based on his own...