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] Assessing Document Review Using the Capability Maturity Model
How can counsel effectively asses the ability of a document review operation to deliver a competent review that is cost effective, timely, and accurate? Most attorneys would agree on what they expect when it comes to document review. There is, however, much less certainty around how to effectively assess the ability of the document review operation to meet these requirements. Of course, references, employee qualifications, reputation, and relevant experience are all critical to the evaluation...
[Law Technology Today] Zola, the legal industry’s first PRP, to be unveiled at ABA TECHSHOW 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Victoria Stovall VP, Strategic Planning & Marketing 877-269-0076, ext 833 victoria.stovall@zolasuite.com Zola, the legal industry’s first PRP, to be unveiled at ABA TECHSHOW 2015 NEW YORK, 2 April 2015 – Zola, a comprehensive cloud-based application, is the first and only Practice Resource Planning (PRP) application that brings the power of a 360 degree integrated solution to law firms. The software will make its grand debut into the legal tech market at...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Pro Se Adversaries – Tips for New Lawyers
Dealing with a pro se party raises a number of reasonable concerns: The pro se could misconstrue what I say The pro se may regard me as his or her lawyer The pro se could sue me for legal malpractice … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] How to Mitigate Liability, Safeguard Information Privacy and Ensure Regulatory Compliance
In today’s ever-changing legal landscape, law firms and legal entities of all sizes are faced with a surprisingly similar array of technology challenges. The most pressing issues keeping legal professionals up at night are ethics and compliance, regulatory changes and information privacy. Legal entities create huge volumes of electronically stored information every day. While they struggle with how to preserve, manage and use that information effectively, the pressure to reduce legal spend...
[Avoid a Claim] Email scam targets firm members with access to bank accounts
A number of firms have reported a new kind of scam targeting firm staff that have access to bank accounts. The scenarios have all been slightly different, but the common aspect appears to be using legitimate email addresses of senior firm members to dupe another member of the firm staff (or other firm) into either divulging account information or actually sending funds. Here’s how the scam appears to work. The fraudsters research the names of various lawyers and staff at a firm. A...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Cross Border Selection of Lawyers – Issues to Consider
When you shop for a contractor for a home renovation, you are often reminded about the need to ensure your contractor has third party liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance – just in case. Do you ask that same question when you shop for a lawyer outside of Canada? Do you remember to ask if the foreign lawyer carries professional liability insurance? And do you know what his/her coverage is? Imagine this. A 40-year-old client’s husband dies in a plane crash in the United States...
[Law Technology Today] Seeing the Law Through a Coder’s Eyes
Before I was a lawyer, I had the good fortune of growing up in Silicon Valley at the dawn of the Internet. My dad started a web business in the early ‘90s in our garage. It was a tech playground: we had an Atari, Apple II, and a Condor; my garage was filled with Sun Unix servers. Coming of age in this world fostered in me a tendency to experiment, tinker, and build—and I’ve been hooked on coding ever since. I made my way to law through an interest in policy and social justice, and in many ways...
[Avoid a Claim] Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 2: Autonomy
Following up on my previous post on lawyers’ personality traits, we discuss autonomy, a trait that helps lawyers do their job but makes them poor bedfellows in a law firm environment. Dr. Larry Richard states in our LAWPRO magazine article “Herding Cats: The Lawyer Personality Revealed” that studies suggest high achieving lawyers score in the 89th percentile of this trait, which measures the degree to which a person is sensitive to externally defined rules, policies and procedures. A high...
[Law Technology Today] LegalConference.com at ABA TECHSHOW 2015
Visit LegalConference.com at ABA TECHSHOW, Booth #608 in the Expo Hall. The post LegalConference.com at ABA TECHSHOW 2015 appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Law Technology Today] 5 Ways to Manage Your Data Chaos
Gone are the days where records are created, printed on paper, and sent to storage never to be heard from again unless they are needed for litigation. Today, electronic data is generated at a rate and volume exponentially faster than anything seen previously. What data is created, where it is stored, who is responsible for it, and its business value are questions facing virtually every company in the world today. Terms like big data, data analytics, and unstructured and structured data are...