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

[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Forecast is for More Clouds. We Hope that Not all Fade like Drop.io.
As readers of my blog know, I love Dropbox. It is growing in popularity, as it makes many, if not most, lists of "must have" apps for iPad. I do mourn the loss of Drop.io. It was a fine place...
[ABA Site-tation] Secure Client Connections with Subscription VPN
Body: Although Wireless Networking, commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is universally available (almost!) it isn’t universally secure. News stories, both national and international, reveal the extent and consequences of insecure Wi-Fi connections. Reports of Google’s unauthorized collection of data transmitted over unsecured Wi-Fi networks in 30 countries while collecting data for Google Maps raised eyebrows around the world.  Closer to home, a feud between neighbors became a federal case when it...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Credit Card Processing: LawPay is In, Beacon is Out
Accepting credit cards is a painless way to improve collection of your accounts receivable. Unfortunately, many lawyers shy away from setting up a merchant account. Why? Cost – first and foremost. Some Oregon banks are charging as much as 5% per transaction to process credit cards. (Do the math! This translates to a $50 bank fee [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Deep Thoughts on the Future of Law Practice
There was a great symposium in recent days on the future of law practice. Didn't you get your invitation? Well, that is because it just happened online without apparent advance planning or coordination. While I was attending my son's high...
[Compujurist] Ignite Law 2011 Speakers Announced
The final speakers for Ignite Law 2011 t be held on Sunday evening April 10, 2011 immediately before the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago. For those that haven't heard of Ignite Law, check out the announcement from InsideLegal.
[PMATips] How Do People Find a Lawyer? – 03/22/11
 In 2010, the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct public opinion research examining aspects of decision-making when people seek services for personal legal matters. The standing committee released the survey results earlier this month. The report is at: http://tinyurl.com/4oqv8mp   This 29 page document presents detailed information which is summarized nicely in an eleven point bulleted list on page 5. The poll examined four issues...

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[PA Law Practice Management] Trojan Infects 260,000 Android Devices
The more I see of the Android operating system, the more impressed I become. Despite the headline of this blog post. I was going to switch to the iPhone, despite the lack of acceptable business-grade security. As a touch typist with long manicured nails, I couldn’t wait to start pecking my messages at record speeds. But the reality of the new screen touch about broke my heart. Seems that actual finger heat is required to make the keystroke, not just a tap. Easy with no fingernails....
[PA Law Practice Management] Trojan Infects 260,00 Android Devices
The more I see of the Android operating system, the more impressed I become. Despite the headline of this blog post. I was going to switch to the iPhone, despite the lack of acceptable business-grade security. As a touch typist with long manicured nails, I couldn’t wait to start pecking my messages at record speeds. But the reality of the new screen touch about broke my heart. Seems that actual finger heat is required to make the keystroke, not just a tap. Easy with no fingernails. Impossible...
[Compujurist] Collaborative Divorce E-Mail Scams Still Making the Rounds but Lawyers are Learning.
This and similar e-mail scams have been circulating for several years and despite the warnings of myself, my fellow PMA's and other legal organizations, a number of attorneys continue to fall victim to this and similar scams. However, once in a while the good guys do win one and the lawyer manages to "dodge the bullet" so to speak. I had such an experience helping a member on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
[PMATips] Protect Your Email Address – 03/15/11
 Have you ever wondered how spammers collect email addresses? There are several methods but the most common use spam robots and email harvesters. These applications are on the Internet constantly browsing and recovering information formatted in the classic email format, i.e. example@emailserver.com. These roving harvesters are busily working the Internet and social media sites. They can pick up your email address from your web page or blog, a Tweet and almost anywhere else you post an email...

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