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

[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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[Reid My Blog] Translation Apps for iPhone Can Help "Lingually-Challenged" Lawyers
Twenty years ago few lawyers needed to know more than plain ol' American English. However, over the past two decades the world has grown smaller and our society more diverse. Dual language skills are quickly becoming an asset as U.S. based lawyers are doing more business worldwide, and a larger share of local clients use English as a second language. While many of us do not have bi-lingual skills, computer-based translators can be very helpful. A number of those translators have been created or...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] An Untimely Death – Preventable
Do you realize how many times suicide is the cause of the “untimely death” of many lawyers? It is preventable. It is unpleasant and scary to admit there is a concern. Here are some signs of impairment that can help alert you that someone you know may be at risk. • Not returning phone calls to clients and opposing counsel. • Not available when clients or opposing counsel attempt to reach lawyer at the office. • The voicemail has a message that says it is full. • The lawyer doesn’t follow...
[PA Law Practice Management] The Run For The Door
We’ve all heard stories, watched it in action, or been in the middle of what I refer to as The Run For The Door — the point at which partners determine their firm no longer has sufficient mass to cover overhead and debt, and the mass exodus begins. Those who move too slow are left to turn off the lights, and are often left holding the proverbial bag. It’s an ugly thing to watch. In some cases it’s led to some undesirable career detours. In some cases it’s led to the loss of a special culture....
[PA Law Practice Management] The Run For The Door
We’ve all heard stories, watched it in action, or been in the middle of what I refer to as The Run For The Door — the point at which partners determine their firm no longer has sufficient mass to cover overhead and debt, and the mass exodus begins. Those who move too slow are left to turn off the lights, and are often left holding the proverbial bag. It’s an ugly thing to watch. In some cases it’s led to some undesirable career detours. In some cases it’s led to...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Ways for Managers to Inspire Employees to Embrace Change
♫ A bright light A new position A new conviction…♫ Music, lyrics and recorded by The Appleseed Cast. This is another great guest post from Beth Flynn from the Ohio State University Leadership Center: Beth Flynn This post deals with ways to Inspire employees to embrace change in your organization: 1. Awareness: The manager is responsible for generating awareness of the proposed change. 2. Value in awareness: The manager is also responsible for providing employees with supportive...