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

[ABA Site-tation] A Penny Saved: Online Comparison Shopping
Body: Note: This article was originally published in the March 2009 Family Law e-Newsletter, a monthly publication from the ABA Section for Family Law. New technology articles from the LTRC appear in each new Family Law e-Newsletter. Legal technology experts have been talking about saving money through technology for years. Indeed, innovative software can be used to capture billable hours, scanners and document management software can be used to cut paper and storage costs, and social...
[Law Practice Advisor] LockSquawkBox: Encrypt Your Smartphone Calls
Two weeks ago, the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. That week's Tip covered options for encrypting smartphone calls, across the major platforms. Read the Tip here.
[PMATips] Print a list of e-mails in Outlook – 05/24/11
This tip came from Reba Nance, PMA for the Colorado Bar Association. Many of us use Outlook as our e-mail client. While most of us know how to print an individual e-mail, what if you want to print a list of e-mails in your Inbox or in a folder? Chances are if you ever have tried, you ended up with a copy of an individual e-mail instead of the list you wanted.  Here’s how to print a list: 1. Open Outlook and be sure your Inbox is displayed. You should see a list of your e-mails.  2. Select...

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[SC Small Firm] Business Card Strategies
Let me make this perfectly clear: your business card says a lot about you. When I open the desk drawer with my Rolodex and piles of rubber-banded cards, it’s like pulling open a drawer of memories. (It also reminds me that I need to scan them with my Fujitsu ScanSnap and save them with CardMinder.) In some cultures, it is considered correct business politesse to hold the card presented to you with both hands, observe it, and comment, before putting it carefully in your wallet. I...
[The Last Word] Are You Drowning in Closed Files?
It seems relatively easy to set up a filing system and add files to it. But what do you do when you absolutely run out of room to store any more files? Which ones do you get rid of? How soon should you dispose of them, and how do you go about doing it? And [...]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Plan Your Escape (Or: How to Take a Vacation)
Vacation you say! No way, can’t be done. I can’t afford it. I’m too busy. I don’t have anyone to cover my cases. Never going to happen. Well, I know how you feel. Getting away does takes effort, but then most things do. The important point here? To remember the pay-off: rest, relaxation, rejuvenation. Ahhh… Sounds [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Is Google Chrome the new browser of choice?
Since I did a presentation at ABA TECHSHOW 2010 with Erik Mazzone called Supercharge Your Browser: Add-Ons, Extensions and Tweaks, I've been thinking about how many lawyers use Microsoft Internet Explorer as their browser just because it is handy and...
[The Last Word] ASB Website Outage This Weekend
The bar’s website will be down for maintenance from Friday, May 20th at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 22nd. We have arranged for direct access to Casemaker during the outage, and an email message with the necessary link, user name and password was sent to all ASB members on Monday, May 16th. [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] 24 Favorite Websites from the Digital Edge Podcast
ABA TECHSHOW 2011 closed with a large crowd in attendance for 60 Sites in 60 Minutes. Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson joined colleagues ABA TECHSHOW 2010 chair Paul Unger and TECHSHOW planning board member Erik Mazzone for this lively presentation....
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Attorney's Speech by Travis Pickens
Can you spot all of the ethcial violations in the relatively short telephone conversation in the attached article from Oklahoma Bar Association Ethics Counsel Travis Pickens? Download The Attorneys Speech - Travis Pickens - April 2011 OBJ Reviewing this very...