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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Good Risk Management: Use An “I Am Not Your Lawyer” Letter
On occasion you will meet with people who are connected with a matter but not otherwise your client. For example, where you have met with several people during the creation of a business and will end up acting for the business but not for one or more of the individuals. Or, where you meet with the children of an elderly couple in the course of doing estate planning work. In these cases an “I am not your lawyer” letter can serve to make it crystal clear for which individuals you are and are not...
[PA Law Practice Management] 7 Free Apps to Turn Your iPad Into a Useful Writing Tool
The iPad isn’t a replacement for a laptop computer. But there are more apps becoming available on what seems a daily basis designed to increase the business uses of your iPad. And many are free. Take a moment to read the post entitled ”7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects” which appeared on the makeuseof.com blog. ========== To return to the main page of the blog, click here. To return to the blog Index, click here.
[Law Practice Advisor] True Life: I Have a Share on the Jersey Shore--GTL = ‘Go-to Legal’
In my continuing quest to do little, and even less, work by promoting others’ ideas for my own self-aggrandizement, Twitter has really been a boon. Twitter is the lazy man’s content generation machine. Let me repeat, it’s the Big (Red) content Machine for the Doritos set. It’s the broadcast medium equivalent of popping a burrito into the microwave, waiting a minute, and then finishing it right quick, after burning your mouth a little with the first bite. (I do believe that that should be...
[ABA Site-tation] Friday PMA Blog Roundup - 01/21/10
Body: As always, excellent news, tips, and advice from the law practice management advisors: Beverly Michaelis blogged about tying together LinkedIn and WordPress, a great way for new lawyers in Oregon to get help from more experienced colleagues, some useful content for lawyers in iTunes University, and the differences between SendNow and YouSendIt. Laura Calloway wrote about an interesting potential practice niche. Dan Pinnington noted some of practicePRO's most popular malpractice claim...
[ABA Site-tation] Friday PMA Blog Roundup - 01/21/10
Body: As always, excellent news, tips, and advice from the law practice management advisors: Beverly Michaelis blogged about tying together LinkedIn and WordPress, a great way for new lawyers in Oregon to get help from more experienced colleagues, some useful content for lawyers in iTunes University, and the differences between SendNow and YouSendIt. Laura Calloway wrote about an interesting potential practice niche. Dan Pinnington noted some of practicePRO's most popular malpractice claim...
[ABA Site-tation] Have you registered for the 25th Annual ABA TECHSHOW?
Body: For a fun take on the past 25 years of technology take a look at the ABA TECHSHOW video available at www.techshow.com. This brief video features current and past TECHSHOW Chairs, presenters and attendees alike in a clever walk down technology’s memory lane that’s sure to get you geared up for ABA TECHSHOW 2011, taking place April 11-13, 2011 at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.   If you haven't already done so, be sure to register at www.techshow.com/register to take advantage of early-...
[The Last Word] R.I.P. Skip “The Critterman”
The nicest thing about having a blog is that it’s your own, personal legal pad. You can scribble anything you like on it, and no one can tell you that you can’t. (This has nothing in the world to do with law practice management so, if you read on, don’t say you weren’t warned.) A [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Slaw Tips
♬ Work it; make it; do it; makes us. Harder, better, faster, stronger. More than, hour, our, never. Ever, after, work is, over…♬ Lyrics and Music by: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Edwin Birdsong, recorded by Daft Punk. SlawTips is now live! Of course you all know Slaw.ca, the multiple award-winning Canadian legal blog on all things legal. Slaw has now created SlawTips – a separate blog that whose mandate is to publish useful tips three times each week — on...
[PMATips] Quickly Reduce PDF File Size – 01/18/11
The use of Adobe Acrobat and PDF file format is a growing trend in almost all aspects of the legal environment. Once PDF documents are created they are often transmitted electronically and file size can become an issue. If you have a full version of Adobe Acrobat (not Adobe Reader), there is a really quick and easy way to reduce the file size. Print the file to your Adobe printer! This action does not create a printed document, but it creates an electronic file (It doesn’t make sense, but that...

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[The Last Word] New Practice Niche? Finance and Immigration Meet in EB-5 Visa Practice
From time to time I get calls from lawyers who are seeking to build more business. They invariably want to know whether I can suggest any underserved practice areas. My first response is to recommend that they call the Lawyer Referral Service and ask whether there are currently any practice areas in which we don’t [...]