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] Ethical Hurdles to Legal Tech Adoption and Growth
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. The unauthorized practice of law is regulated to protect the public, not to protect attorneys from the competition of legal technology companies. As we discussed in our last installment,...
[Law Technology Today] How Law Firms Can Achieve Giant Breakthroughs With Just a Turn of the Head
Have you ever observed a fly attempting to escape a room through a closed window? As you listen to the fly’s intense buzzing and see it repeatedly bump into the glass, you realize very quickly what the fly’s strategy is: to try harder. But it doesn’t work. Regardless of how hard the fly tries to break through that glass, it is impossible. We can give the fly lots of credit for its commitment and determination… but it is destined for failure and will eventually “die trying.” On the other side of...
[Law Practice Advisor] Get Your Lunch On: Here’s a Limited Edition Podcast Series You Can Sink Your Teeth Into
View image | gettyimages.com   We dabble as podcasters in much the same way that Ron Burgundy dabbles in the jazz flute: smartly. It was only a matter of time, however, before just the one Legal Talk Network podcast was not enough. So, we opened the Lunch Hour Legal Marketing podcast (props to Trent Carlyle on the dope logo), which features recordings and presentations from our popular webinar series. But, we ran into a problem: we don’t run any #LHLM webinars in the summer. Content breach...
[Avoid a Claim] What do title insurers expect from lawyers?
House auction concept. 3d illustration on white background Still relatively new in Canada, title insurance is not fully understood by many consumers. Even certain less-sophisticated lenders lack detailed knowledge of the product. The responsibility for explaining title insurance to those who purchase it – and for supporting insureds in obtaining coverage that suits their needs – falls squarely on lawyers’ shoulders. Lawyers are also responsible for communicating accurately with the proposed...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Lui Wenbo and Toyama Steel Co
A New York firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Timothy Reed of Michigan Tool & Broach 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...
[Law Technology Today] Lawmageddon and How to Prepare for Social Media in the Courtroom
In a recent blog post, Canadian lawyer and legal technology blogger Nathaniel Russell defined Lawmageddon as “the imminent confluence of events that will change lawyers’ lives forever.” This most likely includes technologies such as cybersecurity, cloud-based systems, encryption, and social media, which influence the legal sphere in a way that lawyers cannot opt out of. Why are lawyers as a profession so hesitant to adapt to these changes in technology, what will it take for the legal...
[Law Technology Today] Lessons from my First LexHacks Hackathon
LexHacks brought together two professions that are rarely seen as coexisting: lawyers and computer programmers (or coders). I was fortunate enough to attend LexHacks and work with a challenge-winning team, including Canek Acosta, Daniel Elliott, and Benjamin Silver. Had I been told at the beginning of the school year that I would be attending a legal hackathon, I would have laughed in disbelief. However, this opportunity was one that I will not forget because of the invaluable lessons I learned...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO video: Ever wonder what happens if you die without a will?
As part of LAWPRO’s public awareness efforts to promote the role of the lawyer, we have produced a video: Ever wonder what happens if you die without a will? It emphasizes how a preparing a will can avoid a lot of headaches. We will be promoting this video through social media and other channels, and you are welcome to use it to promote your own services, including posting a link to it on your firm’s website.
[Avoid a Claim] Opening a Law Firm Toolkit
Lawyers Mutual of North Carolina, the E&O insurer of lawyers in that state, has published an Opening a Law Firm Toolkit. It covers all the things lawyers will need to think about before the first client walks in the door: location, marketing, finances, staffing and establishing client relationship. Much of the content is similar to the Law Society’s Guide to Opening Your Practice for Lawyers , but may make good additional reading. A few sections, such as on choosing a malpractice...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Your Document Czar and Other Big Ideas
The Annual Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine is out. Topics include the inevitability of cloud computing, the Uberization of law, whether our ethical rules stifle innovation, crafting a proper partnership agreement and much more. You can read the...