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

[PA Law Practice Management] Kudos to Best Buy for Making E-Waste Disposal Easy
We are all drowning in electronic trash.  Ok, maybe not all of us, but most of the people and businesses I know.  Old routers, cables, telephones, discarded laptops and CPUs.  Oh my! I had three big boxes filled with just cables, routers, headsets, and other paraphernalia.  On top of that, 3 dead laptops, 2 laptop cooling stands, and 4 dead CPUs crowded a corner of my office.  I wanted to dispose of these items in some responsible, environmentally-friendly manner.  I didn’t want my old...
[Reid My Blog] What is ABA TECHSHOW?
    For more than 25 years, ABA TECHSHOW has been the premier national conference for lawyers to share and learn about current and emerging technology for the legal profession.     ABA TECHSHOW 2012 (March 29-31 in Chicago) comes at an important juncture in time where the confluence of societal, economic and technology trends are changing how we practice law and deliver legal services. Now, more than ever, ABA TECHSHOW 2012 is about your future in the legal profession.     Although computer...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Dan Hensen of Hensen Equipment LLC
Two Ontario lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported David Yap Chung with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is an example of the email: From: Dan Hensen Date: 2 February, 2012 11:05:08 AM EST To: lawyer name Subject: Hensen Equipment LLC (Legal Representation)...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Jessica Jackson
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Jessica Jackson looking to retain them with regards to collecting on a business loan. This is similar in wording 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 is an example of the email: From: Jessica Jackson [] Sent: Sunday,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Using Outlook Efficiently with Quick Steps
Ever wish you could be more efficient with Outlook?  It’s easy!  Learn how to use Quick Steps. Check out this great post from the Outlook Blog. Office Blogs from Microsoft are a painless way to learn Office tips and tricks and stay on top of changes to Microsoft products.  Visit the Office Blogs home page for [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Wylie Lachlan
Lawyers in Ontario and the U.S. have notified us that they’ve received emails from the purported Wylie Lachlan looking to retain them with regards to collecting a debt. 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 is an example of the email: From: Wylie Lachlan [] Sent: Thursday, January 26...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Zero Tolerance for eFiling Errors
In April the Oregon State Bar will publish my article, ”Zero Tolerance for E-Filing Errors: How to Avoid Committing Malpractice with a Few Clicks of Your Mouse.”  I don’t want to give all my tips away (smile), but here is a small snippet to whet your appetite: While some courts have excused lawyers for missing a [...]
[Compujurist] Windows and MS Office on your iPad or Android device?
Working on a hosted desktop offers a number of benefits, including the ability to connect to it from a variety of devices across different platforms. Work on your virtual desktop from your Windows PC at home, check in from the coffee shop and make a change to a letter on your iPad and finally, access and open a pdf from your Android device. If your device crashes, no worries, the virtual desktop is unaffected because it is not running on your device but on a hosted machine in a server farm.
[Compujurist] 60 Tip in 60 Minutes in the Big Easy
I had the pleasure of presenting 60 Tips in 60 Minutes for a joint ABA GP|Solo and Young Lawyer Division session today in New Orleans. My co-presenter was Ashley Hallene from Texas and she did a terrific job and had some very useful tips. The PowerPoint from this presentation is now availableon the Compujurist Downloads page.
[ABA Site-tation] Email Tips for Busy Lawyers
Body: ·         When sending a news story to a group of members or colleagues, send the e-mail to yourself and bcc everyone else to avoid sharing the e-mail addresses of everyone in the group. ·         Create e-mail distribution lists (referred to as Contact Groups in MS Outlook 2010) when emailing multiple contacts.  This enables you to quickly and easily contact the members of any particular group (e.g. Bar Association committee members) without having to type in individual e-mail addresses...