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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] New Lawyer Social
The Oregon Trial Lawyers Association is offering a free New Lawyer Social on September 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Details Come out for an evening of networking, socializing, snacks, and beverages with OTLA’s New Lawyer members on the Paulson Coletti patio. Location:  Paulson Coletti 1022 NW Marshall Portland, OR 97209 RSVP to: Christina Hersey [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Hat Trick: FirmFuture Comes Around Again; Free Registration for LOMAP Blog Readers
The coming of Winter and the Fall of the year means one thing in New England: There’s another FirmFuture Conference in the offing.  . . . Well, at least, that’s what it’s meant for the last two years . . . before that, it probably had more to do with the homespun goodness of a James Taylor, or warm maple syrup, both of which are similarly delicious.  (Ah, simpler times!)  But, if you want to access some of the best advice respecting leveraging technology for your law firm, and...
[Law Technology Today] What NOT to do on Twitter: A Guest Post by Jared Correia
Jared D. Correia, Esq., is the author of  Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers, coming this fall from LPM Publishing.  He is the Senior Law Practice Advisor with the Massachusetts Law Office Management Assistance Program (LOMAP), where he provides free and confidential law practice management consulting to Massachusetts attorneys.  There is a lot of content out there about how to maximize your efforts using Twitter, but you should also be thinking about minimizing the mistakes you can easily fall...
[SC Small Firm] Top 10 Reasons You Should Attend the 2012 Solo & Small Firm CLE and Annual Meeting
It’s almost here – September 13 & 14, the start of the annual event for small firms in South Carolina: the Solo & Small Firm CLE and Annual Meeting. Yes, we know you’re still squeezing every ounce of laziness out of summer, but it’s time to pack up the beach umbrella and come back to town! I can’t think of a better way to kick-off the fall than attending this popular annual gathering. If you need some convincing, here are my TOP reasons YOU should attend: Jim Calloway. He’s not...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Great Tutorial on Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication On Dropbox
As I noted in my Oklahoma Bar Journal column earlier this month on Email Issues For Lawyers Today, Dropbox really had no choice but to speed up releasing Two-Factor Authentication for better security. They have now done that and you...
[Law Practice Matters] The One Page Business Plan for Lawyers – Part 2
In my last post, I wrote about the notion of lawyers using a simplified, one page business plan when starting law firms. In this post, I’d like to share some of the good examples of one page business plans from around the web and discuss how they might work for lawyers starting law firms. It’s probably evident that in using a one page business plan, editing is king. That is to say, what you decide to leave out is as important as what the plan authors have included. As a result,...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Preparing for a Paperless Practice
The right digital strategy will reduce your operating expenses while making your documents safer and more accessible. This webinar, recorded in August 2012, provides an overview of the benefits of a paperless practice as well as practical considerations such as usability, security, remote access, and the legal document life cycle. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and sponsored by ABBYY USA and Conarc, Inc.
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Dealing with Change
♫ The future ain’t what it used to be…♫ Music and Lyrics by Jim Steinman, recorded by Meat Loaf and Jennifer Hudson.   Many writers have opined on what is the biggest challenge facing us today. Climate change, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and the economy all get high rankings. In my view, in the long run, these are superseded by a much bigger challenge: The rate of change. Just to get some perspective on how quickly things have changed, the Stone Age lasted some 3.4...
[PA Law Practice Management] Hundreds of Free Security Software Packages
A tip-of-the-hat goes out once again to Gizmo’s Freeware for providing an updated listing of hundreds of free security software packages, along with reviews and live links. In the past two weeks I have received literally dozens of spoofed emails from alleged Facebook friends, with toxic links inside.  Thankfully, I never click on links, unless it is clear why it has been sent.  I always think it’s worth a simple email asking that question before taking the risk.  But it reminds me...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Can I Practice “On the Side?”
Lawyers sometimes ask if they can start a law practice “on the side” while maintaining their current position.  This question raises several red flags. Conflicts of Interest Assuming your employer agrees to let you “moonlight” (and that’s a big assumption), you must address potential conflicts.  At first blush, you might think this concern applies only [...]