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] 12 Steps to Cybersecurity: A Guide to Law Firms
Hackers are wising up to the wealth of data available from most law firms. They know how to find that valuable information and how to get it. They also know that most law firms don’t appreciate the threat that cyber attacks present, and are vulnerable. Clio has released an excellent new free resource for firms to help them take stock of their cyber security preparedness: 12 Steps to Cybersecurity: A Guide to Law Firms. It’s a downloadable pdf firms can obtain by providing their a name...
[Law Technology Today] Tips for Selecting a Legal Management Solution
Market changes and challenges in recent years have shown that it is more important than ever to manage your firm more efficiently and productively. There is steeper competition, fewer dollars in the marketplace, and higher demands from clients for more communication and transparency. There is no more room for siloed information, inefficient processes, and work product that’s inconsistent. In this video, discover new ways you can manage your entire firm more effectively and tips for what to look...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client
Care and Feeding of the Law Firm Client is my Oklahoma Bar Journal column that covers the basics of forming and maintaining good client relationships. The topics range from the initial interview and retainer agreement to managing expectations and good...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Lia Nelson and Cruise International
A Washington state firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Lia Nelson of Cruise International 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...
[Law Technology Today] Technology and the Unauthorized Practice of Law
My co-author for this 3-part series on the Fight Against the Unauthorized Practice of Law is Billie Tarascio, owner of Modern Law, a family law firm serving the greater Phoenix area, and Access Legal, a legal technology company that provides cloud based legal document automation for law firms and the public. As technology becomes smarter and automation more prevalent, lawyers and bar associations have grappled with the question of whether the use of technology constitutes as the unauthorized...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers, Did You Know Your Kindle Can Do This?
(Jim's Note: I don't host guest posts here. So please, PR firms, don't flood my inbox with guest post requests. I delete them all unread anyway. But when Elaine Dowling shared this Kindle tip with me, I decided to make...
[Avoid a Claim] New practicePRO Resource: The real estate malpractice claims fact sheet
With such a large amount of claims prevention information availalable in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create simple fact sheets that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material for specific areas of law. The latest in our series of “malpractice claims fact sheets” covers real estate law, the #1 area of claims for LAWPRO by cost. We are also developing malpractice fact sheets for other areas of law. The fact sheets include...
[Law Technology Today] Website Wizardry: The Right SEO for Your Law Firm
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has become an incredibly popular term in marketing, but many lawyers (and most business owners) are still confused about what SEO is and how to hire the right SEO consultant. Furthermore, having an online presence is not all about SEO. Online marketing can be frustrating and confusing, but it is essential for almost all law firms today. So where should lawyers start? In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview attorney and...
[Avoid a Claim] If your firm had a cyber breach, how long would it take to detect it?
How long does it take a company to even notice that they’ve had a cybersecurity breach? The median is 86 days, according to the 2015 Trustwave Global Security Report. That’s a long time to have customer/client information exposed to hackers. The findings of the report are summarized in this article by Canadian Underwriter. The report was based on data collected from hundreds of cyber breaches from around the world in 2014. Among the other interesting findings: 81% of the victims...
[Law Technology Today] 6 Key Strategies For Making Your Law Firm Business Work For You
Most attorneys start a law firm with little or no education or training on how to build a small business. So, they do what comes naturally. They build a practice, and focus on doing quality work for their clients, and being the best, most professional lawyer they can be. Months and years go by, and these same lawyers find themselves trapped in a job they created for themselves, working harder than they ever thought they would have to, with less financial security than they believed the...