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

[Reid My Blog] ABA TECHSHOW 2012 Registration is Open!
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2012 edition of the ABA TECHSHOW. The conference will be held at the Hilton Chicago over 3 days starting March 29, 2012.  This event has always been about technology for lawyers, but now more than ever it is about the future of law practice. As chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2012, I posted the opening message today on the TECHSHOW blog sharing our vision for the conference this year. I hope you will join us for three days of education, innovation, and sharing...
[Reid My Blog] Even More 60 iPad/iPhone Apps in 60 Minutes
Several years ago, I created the 60 iPhone Apps in 60 Minutes seminar for the 2010 ABA TECHSHOW, based on the "60 Tips in 60 Minutes" format pioneered at that conference. I was joined that year by Jeff Richardson (iPhoneJD), and when we updated the session at the 2011 TECHSHOW, Tom Mighell (iPad4Lawyers) and Josh Barrett (TabletLegal) joined the faculty (along with the iPad). We have now presented upated versions of the program to several on-line audiences of over 200 lawyers, most recently...
[Reid My Blog] Legal Podcast Pioneers Ambrogi and Williams Hit Six Year Mark!
Congratulations to Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams on the sixth anniversary of their landmark podcast program, Lawyer-2-Lawyer! Not only was their podcast among the first, they have been able to sustain the podcast by covering an amazing array of interesting topics and engage their audience each week for six years! They even had me as a guest a few years back! Congratulations guys, and here's hoping for six more!
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mitsuro Ohtsuka of Life Stage West Co.
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Mitsuro Ohtsuka of Life Stage West Co (apparently a real company) with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For full details of how this fraud works and a list of other names attached to it, see the Commercial Debt Collection Fraud page in the Confirmed Fraud section of the blog. Here is the email that was received: From: “Mitsuru Ohtsuka” Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 1:42 PM Subject...
[ABA Site-tation] Document Assembly for the Mac
Body: While devotees claim that anything Windows can do Mac can do better that’s often not the case when it comes to law office applications, though Document Assembly may be an exception.  The 2011 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide explains that “…document assembly software automates the creation of legal documents that are used repeatedly, including such documents as wills, leases, contracts, and letters. You can think of document assembly as templates that can be used over and over...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by William Brock
Several Ontario lawyers have received emails from the purported William Brock looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement with Trimar Steel (a real company whose name and contact details have been hijacked for this fraud). This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business load frauds. Here are some of the...
[ABA Site-tation] Gmail Tools and Timesavers
Body: Twenty-five percent (25%) of respondents in the ABA 2011 Legal Technology Survey Report: Mobile Lawyers (Vol. 6) check law-related e-mail using a web-based e-mail (e.g., Yahoo!, Gmail).  Gmail, by tech giant Google, is a powerful web based e-mail application.  Instead of limiting you to traditional folders, Gmail uses stars as one of several easy ways to categorize messages that you want to find quickly.   To activate Stars, simply click the star icon located immediately to the left of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Privacy Commissioner Launches Handbook to Help Lawyers Apply Privacy Law to Their Practices
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has announced the release of a handbook called PIPEDA and Your Practice — A Privacy Handbook for Lawyers. According to the release, the handbook “describes best practices in managing the collection, use and disclosure of personal information, responding to requests for access to personal information, and the potential application of PIPEDA. The Handbook covers practical privacy issues that arise in the course of managing a law firm and...
[Law Practice Matters] Beware Conflicts of Interest
Another look at conflicts of interest (in this case, scientific ones) and how they sometimes sneak up on us, from psychologist and author Dan Ariely:  
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Offer a Free Legal Check-up
When was the last time you personally contacted a former client to see how she or he was doing? This year?  Last year?  Never? As the kids head back to school, perhaps we should take a cue and revisit “Client Development 101.” Here are the undisputed facts in evidence: Satisfied former clients are a great source for [...]