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

[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Hans Stagier and Ghent Dredging
Firms in Florida and Ontario have notified us that they received an email from the purported Hans Stagier of Ghent Dredging looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Death of the Liberal Arts Lawyer?
♫ To boldly go where no one has gone before…♫ Narration to the music by Alexander Courage.   In Chicago for ABA TECHSHOW I heard a presentation to my fellow Practice Management Advisors from Daniel Martin Katz on the future of law and legal eduction.  Daniel’s thesis, as I understood it,  is that law schools should no longer be liberal arts oriented.  Rather they should be Polytechnic Law Schools.  The reason for this change is that the future of lawyers is to combine...
[Law Technology Today] Books You Want at ABA TECHSHOW
Every year, ABA TECHSHOW not only covers the latest technology in practice management, but also gives you the knowledge you need to apply it to your practice. Whether you are a small firm owner looking for day-to-day solutions or an experienced litigator looking for the newest courtroom app, ABA TECHSHOW has everything you need. This year is no exception, as we highlight six new books that deserve a place on any lawyer’s shelf. Virtual Law Practice: How to Deliver Legal Services Online, Second...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] How I Broke the Cycle of Pain and Addiction
♫ I’m gonna kick tomorrow I’m gonna kick tomorrow…♫ Lyrics and Music by Eric Avery, Perry Farrell, recorded by Jane’s Addiction.   This is a guest post from an anonymous author that was published in the March 2015 Newsletter In Sight by the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program.  It is reprinted here with the kind permission of OAAP and the author. The most powerful messages are personal ones and this one struck a nerve.  It takes a special kind of honesty to face up...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Advantages of Being a Rural Attorney
Originally posted on NWSidebar:Five reasons for becoming a rural attorney from three rural Washington attorneys. Five reasons for becoming a rural attorney from three rural Washington attorneys. Ever fantasize about retiring to a sleepy little town on the Washington…
[Law Technology Today] Legal Workspace Enables HIPAA Compliance for Law Firms Considered Business Associates
Due to the nature of their work, attorneys have plenty of experience handling privileged information. But the rising number of data breaches and questionable storage practices throughout businesses overall have led lawyers into a new “battleground” of securing information—one that is often regulated or demands heightened security beyond IT specifications. That’s why Legal Workspace, which offers legal-specific, cloud-based environments that host all the software applications, files, and folders...
[Law Technology Today] Electronic Documents for Expert Witness Prep
Previously on this blog, I talked about the advent of paperless depositions now that exhibits can be marked and securely shared electronically, even among participants who are attending remotely. Not long ago, Jonathan DeBlois, an intellectual property attorney with Hayes Messina Gilman & Hayes in Boston, took advantage of the technology for a deposition. This proved cost-effective for both the firm and its client, eliminating a cross-country trip and days out of the office. Since...
[Avoid a Claim] Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 3: Urgency
In our previous two posts we learned that good lawyers score in the top 10th percentile on measures of skepticism and autonomy. A third trait that lawyers score high on is urgency, which measures a lawyer’s need to get things done and degree of impatience. Consultant Dr. Larry Richard states in his LAWPRO article that such lawyers are more likely to finish others’ sentences, jump to conclusions, and be impulsive. A lawyer with a high sense of urgency will complete tasks in a timely manner. Her...
[Law Technology Today] Thomson Reuters to Sponsor Opening Reception, Keynote at ABA TECHSHOW
Thomson Reuters to Sponsor Opening Reception, Keynote at ABA TECHSHOW Coverage of major show events, sessions and conversations on company blog, Legal Current EAGAN, Minn., 13 April 2015  – Thomson Reuters will join with ABA TECHSHOW in support of key sponsorships at this year’s conference including the Arrival Reception, Appathon, and the keynote address featuring bestselling author Nicholas Carr. Carr’s conversation will center on technology, culture and the Internet, and their impact on the...
[Law Technology Today] Legal Appathon at ABA TECHSHOW 2015
Whether you’re a user of legal tools or creator of them, you’ll want to follow the first Legal Appathon—a joint project of the MIT Media Lab and ABA TECHSHOW. The Legal Appathon is similar to your traditional hackathon, but the teams are remotely distributed. Each team has been working on their project and they’ll be showcase online and at ABA TECHSHOW on Wednesday, April 15th. Watch the video above for more detail, or check out this sampling of projects currently underway:...