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] 5 Questions on Automation
It is easy to confuse artificial intelligence with automation, or use the two interchangeably when talking about technological change “automating” people out a job. Google says automation is, “The use of largely automatic equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process.” Think of a car assembly line done first by humans, and now by machines. The machines repeat the same process, all day every day. There is no learning, the machine does not figure out...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Effective Client Intake and the Rise of Firm Pricers
Effective client intake and law firm pricing may not seem like closely connected topics, but they are connected and will be even more connected in the future. My column in the September Law Practice Magazine is Effective Client Intake and...
[Law Technology Today] We Want to Know What You Know
“A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade.” Abraham Lincoln Since 2012, more than 150 contributors all over the world have written articles for Law Technology Today. Over the years, legal professionals and lawyers have taught us how to protect our businesses, balance our work life with our personal life, and get the most out of technology and its ever-changing trends. The success of Law Technology Today is all thanks to the expertise and dedication of our contributors...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] What to Do After a Data Breach
A data breach is a traumatizing event, regardless of how it occurs, and this has been a particularly active summer for thieves and scammers. In the past 12 months, Oregon lawyers have reported home and office break-ins, stolen laptops and mobile devices, … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Talk Claims Prevention With Your Articling Students
At this time of year, many firms are welcoming articling students into their offices. While it’s easy to view these students as a source of extra help, the primary purpose of articling is to provide a valuable apprenticeship to the student, not simply to lighten the lawyer’s load. Today’s law school curriculum has a strongly theoretical focus. Students spend a great deal of time learning to research the law and to “think like lawyers”, and limited time learning about how to operate a law...
[Law Technology Today] How Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum Won with Predictive Analytics
In mid-2013, our small team of trial specialists had just begun defending the City of Fort Bragg, California in a complex environmental case. Our opponent, deep-pocketed Georgia Pacific and their 700-lawyer firm, was formidable. To build our case and prove the City was not responsible for contamination at a 120-year-old lumber mill, we needed to review more than 11 million documents in a wide variety of file formats spanning 12 decades. Millions of dollars in clean-up costs the City and its...
[Law Practice Advisor] Announcing Our New Website: A Web Development Case Study for Solo and Small Firms
Web development is a much more dynamic process than it was previously. If you’re not refreshing your site every 2 to 3 years, you’ve fallen behind the times. No longer can you design a site and let it sit for years on end. You need to keep both your content and design fresh. If not, you’ll have a much harder time attracting and converting potential clients. Since we like to (or at least we try to) practice what we preach, we’ve recently updated our own website consistent with current web...
[Law Technology Today] This is What a Good Private Cloud Migration Looks Like
When it comes to finding the right cloud platform for your law firm, you likely know that not all clouds are created equal. It’s just as important to acknowledge that not all cloud migrations are performed equally. We’ve spoken with many law firms that have moved to one cloud solution or another, and the range of onboarding experiences varies significantly. To that end, it’s useful (if not critical) to define the process of a comprehensive, problem-free Private Cloud migration. And...
[Compujurist] Great “How To” on using Grab in Mac OS X from HTG
How-To Geek has a great "How to" tutorial on using Grab in Mac OS X for more advanced screen captures.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Darya Zotova
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Darya Zotova looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be 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...