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] Practice Management Shootout at the OK BAR
There won’t be guns blazing or blazing saddles, but there is going to be a shootout at the OBA Solo and Small Firm Conference on June 19, 2015. We are excited to be hosting Practice Management Shootout at the OK...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name David Beckwith and Archibald McAulay & Son Ltd
Two U.S. firms notified us that they received an email from the purported David Beckwith of Archibald McAulay & Son Ltd looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic 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 debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed...
[Law Technology Today] Building Client Loyalty for Tomorrow’s Law Firm
As we continue into 2015, a major challenge for law firms will be getting their pricing strategies right and delivering real value to their clients. With clients demanding greater value for money in their drive to increase shareholder value, firms must assess their current pricing models, and be flexible in tailoring their packages to meet their clients’ needs. With a focus on margins and efficiency, many law firms have hired a director of pricing. According to a report by ALM Legal...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Building a better clientele
The impact of poor client selection and sloppy client service will be magnified in trying economic times. In response, you want to proactively take steps to build a retain a better clientele. Here are some pointers to help you meet that goal: Get a retainer up front: The best way to ensure that you get paid in full at the end of a matter is to obtain a retainer at the matter’s start. After you and your client reach a consensus on what work you need to do, how long it will take and how much...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Holger Nagel and Leitz Tooling Systems
Two U.S. firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Holger Nagel of Leitz Tooling Systems looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic 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 debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for...
[Law Technology Today] Encryption is Not a Four Letter Word
Encryption sounds very technical, and IT security is not a topic that most attorneys like to talk about, but this is a subject that attorneys need to become aware of and apply in their daily lives. It is not a difficult concept and can save you and your malpractice insurance company from lots of headaches. What is Encryption? Encryption is a process to store your data so that only you can access it. There is an encryption “key” (essentially a password) that you keep to encrypt and decrypt the...
[PA Law Practice Management] Estate Paralegal Job Opportunity / Opening in West Chester, PA
The mid-size law firm of Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, which is located in West Chester, Chester County, PA, is steeped in rich history. They have a job opening / opportunity for an Estate Paralegal with a minimum of five years’ experience. The successful candidate will be organized, professional, dependable, articulate, and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Strong technical skills are required, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel; FastTax (“Zane”); Prosystems fX and TABS...
[PA Law Practice Management] Associate Attorney job opening / opportunity
The small, growing 4-attorney Jenkintown, Montgomery County, PA law firm of Solnick & Levin LLC is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years of plaintiff personal injury experience.  The desired candidate must be able to work independently pay attention to detail have excellent writing skill have strong analytical skills be hard working be well organized have superior communication skills Experience with court appearances, motion practice and depositions is required.  Email your...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job opportunity / opening for an associate attorney
The King of Prussia, PA law firm of Mannion Prior, LLP has an immediate opening for an associate with a minimum of 2-3 years of solid commercial litigation experience at a large firm, as well as excellent academics. Experience in estate planning & administration and Orphans’ Court litigation preferred. Mannion Prior  is a litigation boutique which pursues, defends, and provides advice on issues involving the standards of care applicable to fiduciaries such as trustees, executors, guardians...
[Law Technology Today] Avoid These Six Accounting Perils
One of the most difficult areas for small law practices is financial management. Legal accounting requirements are unlike any other business, and the penalties for errors are significantly more severe than in other companies. The success of your firm depends both on how you practice law and how you run your practice. In this video, you’ll learn: The three foundations of legal accounting Six law firm accounting challenges and how to overcome them Benefits of integrated accounting within...