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 Technology Today] Conversations from kCura’s Relativity Fest
I spent some time at kCura’s Relativity Fest, meeting people, sitting in on sessions and finding myself out of my elements. My experience with eDiscovery is cursory. I’ve read about it, see product demos and have a general understanding. Words were tossed around that my brain registered with print production of a magazine or newspaper, mixed in with technical terms like “load balancing.” Turns out, most people who don’t spend their days elbow deep in eDiscovery...
[Law Practice Advisor] Clever Brand Shark: Lawyers and Professional Magnetism
  #186543991 / gettyimages.com   Candygram? Admittedly, that was lazy.  (Did I mention that Yahoo has the Saturday Night Live archive now available online?) . . . Solo and small firm attorneys are always hustling for business, in order to keep the pump primed.  Especially with respect to solo attorneys, there is no doubt as to where clients’ loyalties lie.  There are a number of advantages that come along with managing a small business, mostly surrounding the ability to call all the...
[Law Technology Today] Video – How to Use Workflow Automation in Your Practice
Think of all the seemingly identical documents you create in a work week. Now imagine all the time you would gain back if you only had to create those documents once. Automation allows you to increase efficiency, reduce errors and delegate tasks with ease so that you can make the most of your time. In this webinar hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, discover how to improve your practice through workflow automation. Learn how to: Use new delegation techniques Automate tasks in...
[Avoid a Claim] Things that go bump in the night: Disclosure of ghosts in Ontario
Are the sellers of homes with a “stigma” required to disclose that to potential buyers in Ontario? In his blog post Things that go bump in the night: Disclosure of Ghosts in Ontario, Matthew J. Wilson of Lerners. The short answer? Buyer beware!
[Compujurist] How to: Insert a Vertical Pipe “|” symbol using your keyboard
Today's quick "How To" is useful if you are you are trying to create a whielist in GMail or any other time you want to insert a vertical pipe symbol "|" into a document or form.
[Law Technology Today] Predictive Coding for Rookies: E-Discovery in the Courtroom
In this episode of The Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek discuss the evolution of e-discovery, how predictive coding works and is priced, and examples of cases that have involved predictive coding. Simek first explains the importance of culling, or filtering out unimportant data sets through DeNISTing, deduping, or filtering by dates. He then explains predictive coding in its simplicity: to feed a computer program information based on discovery attorneys have already done until...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] A Lesson From a Deli?
♫ You’re a leftover Pastrami on rye Succulent and delicious Yes, the sandwich of my eye…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Hot Soda Apparatus. I read an article today in Slate Magazine entitled “The UR-Deli – How Katz’s stays in business against the odds by Jordan Weissmann.”  This article is about how Katz’s deli in New York City has remained in business in the lower east side of New York since 1888 while its competitors have failed. The business model is...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] More About Money: “Don’t Just Ignore the Bills!”
I hear solos talking about the client who isn’t paying. Now usually this is a client who fell further and further behind on paying legal bills. Sometimes there was an initial retainer but that is usually long exhausted. The client is now ignoring your bills! Assuming you feel you cannot “fire this client” for not paying you, I want to you if you have talked to your client about his or her client matter. Did you discuss a realistic appraisal of how long their case would be...
[Avoid a Claim] What keeps family lawyers up at night? Managing your stress
Like many areas of practice, family law is going through a period of change. Both clients and their lawyers are questioning traditional modes of practice. Economic woes both cause legal problems, and leave clients with limited resources with which to resolve them. Stress – for both families in crisis and for their lawyers – is a constant reality. Still, within this challenging climate, family lawyers are expected to work diligently and professionally in the service of their clients’ interests....
[Law Technology Today] The Financial Reports you Need
We all want to get the greatest value for each dollar we spend, but with legal financial systems, as with many other things in life, less is often more—especially for solo and small firms. There are some basic reports that you will most often want to generate. As long as a system will provide this information, it will likely be more than adequate for your purposes. Balance Sheet This report is a “screen capture” of a moment in time. It shows all of the things your practice owns (assets) and all...