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] New on the practicePRO Lending Library shelf: Selling In Your Comfort Zone
A new addition to the practicePRO Lending Library is Selling In You Comfort Zone: Safe and Effective Strategies for Developing New Business by Robert N. Kohn and Lawrence M. Kohn. Selling is an important skill for lawyers in private practice, but its also one that many are uncomfortable with. This book aims to change the thinking of those that may have had unpleasant experiences with selling. The authors provide strategies to help you develop confidence, identify comfortable sales target, and...
[PMATips] Do you …..02/01/11
Do you know all the passwords? Do you know the password to every computer in your office including the server? Do you have a networked printer which requires a password to make setting changes? Do you know the administrator password for every software application in use in the office? Do you know the password to your website, host account and domain registrar? What about on-line services; on-line banking, legal research, credit card services, health insurance or cafeteria plan, and TurboTax?...

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[ABA Site-tation] How to Conduct FREE Legal Research Online program at ABA Midyear 2011
Body: Come join us on Friday, February 11 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hanover Hall F, Exhibit Hall Level for an informative learning session on conducting free legal research online. This free session, which is open to the public, will focus on the legal research services and resources available from the Law Library of Congress and other free online collections. Following a general overview of the Law Library and its services, there will be an explanation of the...
[ABA Site-tation] How to Conduct FREE Legal Research Online program at ABA Midyear 2011
Body: Come join us on Friday, February 11 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hanover Hall F, Exhibit Hall Level for an informative learning session on conducting free legal research online.   This free session, which is open to the public, will focus on the legal research services and resources available from the Law Library of Congress and other free online collections. Following a general overview of the Law Library and its services, there will be an explanation of the...
[Avoid a Claim] Excess Malpractice Insurance: Do you have sufficient coverage?
One area of insurance coverage that deserves special attention is excess insurance. It provides an additional layer of insurance protection should your defence and indemnity payments exceed the $1 million per claim/$2 million in the aggregate limits provided by the primary LAWPRO insurance program. Why should you consider buying Excess insurance? Consider these facts: One out of every two lawyers who read this article will report a claim or potential claim against them in their career. Of...
[ABA Site-tation] New articles from the LTRC: Using Technology To Improve Client Service; Survey Shows Solos Leading in Some Areas, Lagging in Others; Smartphone Security 101; Technology resolutions for 2011; The Power of the Network: Lawyers and Social M
Body: Here's a sampling of the most recent technology articles published by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center: Using Technology To Improve Client Service: From the Simple to the Sublime Consumers are accustomed to going online at their convenience to look up and share information, shop, pay for goods and services, book hotels and flights and, well, just about everything else. Happily, there are numerous tools to help you provide the same technologies for similar conveniences when they'...
[ABA Site-tation] New articles from the LTRC: Using Technology To Improve Client Service; Survey Shows Solos Leading in Some Areas, Lagging in Others; Smartphone Security 101; Technology resolutions for 2011; The Power of the Network: Lawyers and Social M
Body: Here's a sampling of the most recent technology articles published by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center:   Using Technology To Improve Client Service: From the Simple to the Sublime Consumers are accustomed to going online at their convenience to look up and share information, shop, pay for goods and services, book hotels and flights and, well, just about everything else. Happily, there are numerous tools to help you provide the same technologies for similar conveniences when...
[Law Practice Advisor] Password Protection: Services Offer Filling of Web Password Automation and Security
Last week's Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. Last week's Tip covered password management services, and featured a link to an excellent review of LastPass, written by practice management advisor Erik Mazzone. Read the Tip here.
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Setting Up a Conflict System in Outlook 2010
I’ve blogged before about how to use Outlook 2007 to track conflicts. Outlook 2010 isn’t terribly different. In either case, the concept is identical: Create a new contact card in Outlook for every client/matter. Enter the client’s name, address, and other contact information. Use the Notes field to enter: Conflict names and relationships File number (if used) Date [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Client Service Self-Assessment: How Do You Measure Up?
Managing a better professional services firm requires that you excel at providing superlative client service. Good technical skills and quality legal advice met the grade in the past but times have changed. The legal services marketplace is now more competitive then ever, and the competitors are not just other lawyers. Clients have become more demanding and questioning about the legal services they receive. The following self-assessment will help you evaluate the level of professional service...