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] Business loan collection scam using the name Erica Mills
A Texas firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Erica Mills looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 of an explanation...
[Law Technology Today] My Internship at Riverview Law
From the moment I stepped in the door, I could sense the energy at Riverview Law that I had followed throughout the past year. The open-office floor plan buzzed with activity. The company values and mission statement are placed throughout the office in visually appealing locations. “Changing the way organizations use, measure and buy legal services” and “legal input, business output” catch your eye as your view the room. The office is lit primarily by natural light from...
[Avoid a Claim] Businesss loan collection scam using the name Frank Goodena
A Florida firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Frank Goodena looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 of an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Leaving Your Firm
Parting isn’t always such sweet sorrow.  In fact, it can be downright contentious. If you are contemplating leaving your firm, do your research. Meeting your ethical obligations fulfills only part of your responsibilities. IF YOU ARE A PARTNER Conduct your partnership withdrawal … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] iPhone and iPad Apps and Accessories for Lawyers to Use in Their Practice
At Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference back in June, it announced it had 1.2 million apps in its App Store. With over a million apps, it is no wonder lawyers, or anyone, wants a faster way to find the best ones. For lawyers, who better to ask about the best apps to use in your practice than iPhoneJD blog author Jeff Richardson? Legal Toolkit thought the same, and in this episode, Heidi Alexander interviews Richardson about his favorite iPhone and iPad apps and accessories that...
[Law Practice Advisor] Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there. There are, assuredly, important concepts available in this universe, many of which double as useful general business advice: A bottle of castor oil sitting on the window sill of the bathroom in the Keeper’s house at Split Rock Lighthouse. (Photo credit...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] A Tale of Unbundled Bankruptcy Legal Services
I passed along to a group of lawyers the link to Stephanie Kimbro's post on Lawyerist, Offer Unbundled Legal Services to Compete in Today’s Legal Market. Someone responded to me, "But did you see that the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate...
[Law Technology Today] 3 Essential Android Apps to Get You Ready for the Day
Like many of us, I start each day by looking at my phone. While still prone, I check my email, my calendar, and my messengers. It may seem sadistic to immediately plunge into the day before my feet even hit the floor, but I like the feeling of quickly setting my expectations for the day. As this morning process has become a near ritual, I have found a few apps to make my morning, and the rest of my day, more organized, and frankly more fun. Calendar: Sunrise The first thing I do, after I turn...
[Avoid a Claim] Five new documents released by the OBA Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate
The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate is tasked with focusing on issues facing the real estate lawyer and creates tools for lawyers to become more efficient and better serve their clients. One of its latest projects is to create a set of province-wide precedent materials which lawyers can use and adapt for their residential condominium practice, which sufficiently informs the clients, sets out the parties duties and obligations and manages the risk inherent in the condominium...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Five New Documents Released by the OBA Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate
The Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate is tasked with focusing on issues facing the real estate lawyer and creates tools for lawyers to become more efficient and better serve their clients. One of its latest projects is to create a set of province-wide precedent materials which lawyers can use and adapt for their residential condominium practice, which sufficiently informs the clients, sets out the parties duties and obligations and manages the risk inherent in the condominium transaction...