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 debt collection scam using the names Michelle Moya and Pizza Brew
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Michelle Moya of Pizza Brew 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 Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Becoming a Mobile Lawyer
91 percent of lawyers use smartphones and tablets but what exactly does being a mobile lawyer mean? More than just using email on your phone, true mobility can transform your work; boosting efficiency and client relationships with real-time updates. In this webinar recording, discover tips from Mobile Helix for fully mobilizing your practice, including sharing documents, integrating calendars, working with NetDocuments, Worldox, network file shares, and more.. Thank you to our Sponsor Featured...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] CBA Future of the Law Week is Coming 2/17-2/20
The Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and Law Practice & Technology and The Chicago Bar Foundation are excited to invite you to attend the Future of the Law Week events. Every day we will present a new cutting edge topic on how to practice like Steve Austin (better…stronger…faster). We’ll also have a Future Fair […]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Derrick Fisher and Brenntag Specialties
A Kentucky firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Derrick Fisher of Brenntag Specialties 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 Page for...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Hiromichi Morikawa
A Kentucky firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Hiromichi Morikawa 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 Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] The Entrepreneurial Bug
First in a series on my entrepreneur-lawyer journey. I was an entrepreneur before I was a lawyer. I’ve always liked computers; my father has been in information systems, first through his career in military intelligence in the army, and now at Cisco Systems as a systems engineer. Despite being around computers in the 1980s and 1990s, however, I wasn’t that into them beyond that entry-level video game addict stage. I didn’t seek out computer studies in college, it happened because I asked the...
[Avoid a Claim] Six Ways Your Phone Can Streamline Your Law Practice
Melanie Atkinson at the Attorney At Work blog has an article on the ways in which lawyers can use their smartphones and tablets to improve their day to day practice. Rather than listing this or that app that might be specific to a particular phone, she gives six broad day-to-day functions that can be made simpler with mobile technology. Here are the six functions (and you can click here to read the full article). Research Document sharing Dictation and note-taking In-court research and fact...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Technology Use Policies and Resources for Your Firm
Written policies that clearly establish guidelines and requirements governing the acceptable use of firm technology can help reduce cyber exposures and give staff clear direction on what they are permitted and not permitted to do with law firm technology resources. Use these resources and sample policies to create polices for your firm (These resources supplement the information in the Cybercrime and Law Firms issue of LAWPRO Magazine): The model policies are also available in Word and RTF...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Evaluating Online Lawyer Referral Services
Online referral services can be a good source of business for lawyers entering private practice.  And the pitch is often tempting:  “Sign up with us and you’ll get all the clients you want in [your practice area].  You will be … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Mind the Gap: How to Bring Legal and IT Together
It’s no surprise that legal and IT departments have different goals for their organization. Legal is focused on mitigating risks predominantly related to their company’s regulatory environment, while IT is concerned with architecture, hardware, software, and networking, so that the company’s employees can do their jobs successfully. Despite their different purposes, they must work hand-in-hand—specifically when it comes to data management. That’s where problems arise. Legal and IT often...