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 Practice Tips Blog] T-Shaped Lawyers and Sea Monsters
The annual Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine is officially a “big deal.” Some of you will recall that I spent much time last year promoting the 2013 Big Ideas issue of Law Practice Magazine. (I served as a...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Simultaneously Acting for Members of Same Family Is More Risky
Many lawyers assume that simultaneously acting for members of the same family and their business or corporate entities is relatively safe from fraud and conflicts issues. After all, the parties all know each other and everyone is on good terms. Unfortunately, this is just not the case. An analysis of LAWPRO claims files tell us that there is actually a greater likelihood of a fraud or conflicts of interest issue when clients are related to or know each other. Understanding when and why...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Internet Branding for Lawyers
An effective law firm brand and a compelling website are two of the most critical aspects of law firm marketing, as they can have a tremendous impact on new client development and revenue. How can lawyers create an effective brand and website that will deliver new clients? What works well, and what aspects of the “traditional” website approach used by most firms should be avoided? Internet Branding for Lawyers: Building the Client-Centered Website provides step-by-step direction on...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Calling all Marion and Polk County Lawyers
On Saturday, July 26 the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) and Willamette University College of Law (WUCL) are hosting a FREE shred event in Salem at the university.  All Marion and Polk county lawyers are encouraged to participate.  For details, including … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] The Forecast Calls for Clouds: Ethically Embracing New Technology
The cloud has been a prominent topic within the legal profession for the past couple of years. If you still aren’t sure if the cloud is right for your firm, you may have questions about the benefits, security concerns and best practices for adopting this new technology. Get the answers to your questions and explore opportunities the cloud may offer your practice during our free 30-minute webinar.  Join us on Thursday, July 24th from 2:00pm to 2:30pm ET for The Forecast Calls for Clouds:...
[Law Technology Today] Bottom Line: Tech Can Increase Profit, Done Right
If your bottom line is no concern, you’re an exception. Profitability is top of mind for most solo and small law firm attorneys, who are as much small business owners/operators as practitioners of the law. And with budgets constantly tightening, how can a small firm grow profitability? Karl Florida conveys insights from his experience in business and the legal industry in the Thomson Reuters Independent Thinking article, How Technology Drives Short- and Long-Term Profitability for Small Law...
[Compujurist] Endings and New Beginnings…..
I've been absent from these pages for a while and wanted to provide a brief update to everyone. For those that are not aware of it, my last day as the Practice Management Advisor of the State Bar of Wisconsin was on May 23, 2014
[SC Small Firm] Good news for Microsoft Office 365 users!
Microsoft now provides a whopping 1 TB (terabyte) of online OneDrive storage for all Office 365 accounts. Microsoft has also increased the free OneDrive account storage from 7 GB to 15 GB. Read more about this huge increase in cloud storage for Office 365 users here.
[Law Technology Today] Electronic Exhibits Mark the End of the Paper Chase
A first year associate, who has yet to take a deposition, may likely never have to mark and introduce a paper exhibit. Which isn’t to say depositions are going exhibit-less. Just paperless. As in the movie “Groundhog Day,” exhibit production is a recurring scene: Conference room tables and credenzas piled high with original and courtesy copies of exhibit binders, along with scanning, printing, collating, labeling, packing and shipping to get them there. The costs add up quickly. Add to that the...
[SC Small Firm] SC lawyers targeted in serious scams
The Bar has received numerous reports of several sophisticated, convincing scams currently circulating that target S.C. lawyers. They involve actual companies and people, and plausible facts. Besides e-mail, the “clients” may actually call the lawyers to further enhance the “legitimacy” of the scam. However, checks sent to the lawyers, according to the financial institutions where presented, are fraudulent; often they are real checks that have been altered. Scams include the companies Red Band...