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] What You Really Need is a Don’t-Do List
What’s a don’t-do list? It’s a list of the things you shouldn’t be doing, the things that could be delegated to someone else or outsourced. The don’t-do list also includes all of the things you completely let go—things that can be eliminated entirely (or for a specified time period). Creating a don’t-do list doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to take time to write an actual list, but it is a conceptual reminder that you need to first identify habits, behaviors, and tasks that are time...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Those Hated Timesheets- Are You Still Using Them?
Most lawyers hate filling out timesheets to record their billable time. Lawyers are also not perfect at accomplishing this, leading every company with a time and billing product to tout how much money can be made if only every bit...
[Avoid a Claim] Five ways to boost your chances of a successful repair
What’s a repair? In some cases, LAwPRO counsel can help an insured lawyer head off a lawsuit by “repairing” an error (e.g., by assisting with a motion to reinstate a dismissed action to the trial list) or take steps that substantially reduce the losses that an error might lead to. While not all errors are repairable, lawyers can increase their chances of avoiding irreversible mistakes. Here’s how: Most importantly, report real or possible mistakes immediately: Early reporting gives us the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Office 2016 Preview
Interested in what the next version of Office has to offer?  Feeling a bit daring? Microsoft is offering a free preview of Office 2016 to all users. What’s New in Office 2016 Check out this post from CRN highlighting 10 … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] ABA TECHSHOW Link Round-Up
If you weren’t able to attend ABA TECHSHOW this year—or maybe even if you did—you may be wondering what #ABATECHSHOW is all about and why it was founded 29 years ago. Hosted by the Law Practice Division, ABA TECHSHOW is the conference for bringing lawyers and technology together, taking place at the Hilton Chicago every spring, ABA TECHSHOW is, of course, about teaching legal professionals new ways to use technology efficiently, but for many, it is also about building and maintaining new...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. —Benjamin Franklin Those words, however simply stated, couldn’t ring more true especially for attorneys who want to hang their own shingle. There’s something undoubtedly noble about wanting to start a law firm, but the truth is, those who don’t plan accordingly, are most likely destined to fail. Now add a fiercely competitive legal market to that equation and that uphill climb just got steeper. The good news is, most attorneys who are...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Bypassing the “Backstage view” When Launching Word 2013
Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Whether you are upgrading from an earlier version of Word or moving straight from WordPerfect to Word 2013, you’ll notice fairly quickly the rather unusual way the program handles basic tasks, including common file-management…
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Inside the Lawyer’s Mind: Resilience
Following up on his previous posts on lawyers’ personality traits (autonomy, skepticism,urgency), and sociability) Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) discusses “resilience”, a measure of how well lawyers bounce back from setbacks. A lawyer high in resilience is receptive to criticism and feedback and is not defensive. He is less likely to take criticism personally and is better at focusing on accomplishing the task at hand. If he suffers a loss or is...
[Law Technology Today] Selfies and Training Stuck Out
The 29th ABA TECHSHOW has come and gone, leaving in its wake a number of tired, yet exuberant lawyers. You have been reading a few such stories this month, from general observations to an Expo Hall walk-through to specific action items from sessions. Many of you saw my blue hat prowling the Expo Hall, ducking in and out of sessions, snapping photos or standing, live tweeting a speaker or tip. That’s one of the things I love about TECHSHOW: that immediate tip, like converting handwriting...
[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Reika Page
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Reika Page with regard to collection of court-ordered funds in a divorce. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: Dear Counsel,  I wish to file a contempt petition against my ex-spouse for failure to make court ordered payments resulting from...