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

[PA Law Practice Management] Associate Attorney job opening / opportunity
The small, growing 4-attorney Jenkintown, Montgomery County, PA law firm of Solnick & Levin LLC is seeking an associate with a minimum of 3 years of plaintiff personal injury experience.  The desired candidate must be able to work independently pay attention to detail have excellent writing skill have strong analytical skills be hard working be well organized have superior communication skills Experience with court appearances, motion practice and depositions is required.  Email your...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job opportunity / opening for an associate attorney
The King of Prussia, PA law firm of Mannion Prior, LLP has an immediate opening for an associate with a minimum of 2-3 years of solid commercial litigation experience at a large firm, as well as excellent academics. Experience in estate planning & administration and Orphans’ Court litigation preferred. Mannion Prior  is a litigation boutique which pursues, defends, and provides advice on issues involving the standards of care applicable to fiduciaries such as trustees, executors, guardians...
[Law Technology Today] Avoid These Six Accounting Perils
One of the most difficult areas for small law practices is financial management. Legal accounting requirements are unlike any other business, and the penalties for errors are significantly more severe than in other companies. The success of your firm depends both on how you practice law and how you run your practice. In this video, you’ll learn: The three foundations of legal accounting Six law firm accounting challenges and how to overcome them Benefits of integrated accounting within...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Value Add
One way to improve your client's experience with your law practice and indirectly help with marketing is to determine how you can provide added value to the client in a way that doesn't use the lawyer's billable time. This does...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Inside the Lawyer’s Mind Part 4: Sociability
Following up on his previous posts on lawyers’ personality traits (autonomy, skepticism) and urgency), Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) discusses “sociability”, a person’s desire to meet new people and make new friends. The average lawyer scores on the bottom 12% on measures of sociability, according to lawyer/psychologist consultant Dr. Larry Richard. This trait measures a person’s desire to meet new people and make new friends. A low score means that...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Standard of Care for Email Communications
What is the standard of care for electronic client communications?  Can lawyers freely use email, without a worry or care about encryption? In “Odds & Ends – Saeguarding Client Information in a Digital World,” Oregon State Bar General Counsel Helen … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Magical ABA TECHSHOW 2015 Countdown
My second year at ABA TECHSHOW was magical. I was no longer a deer in the headlights, unable to absorb the massive amounts of content and activities going on around me. I made a pact with myself to indulge in every aspect of the event and suck the marrow, as it were. Here are 12 things I learned, thought, and took away: 12 Presentations I went to 12 presentations in a range of tracks. I perused a smattering of presentations in the iPad track to try and get the skinny, even though I am an...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud report for April 2015
The pace of fraud emails has been fairly consistent from February through April. We received 149 emails from lawyers in April (144 in March) and posted on 10 new fraud attempts (11 in March). 44% of the emails this month came from Ontario, 65% from the US, 2% from elsewhere in Canada and 3% overseas. 8 of the 10 posts dealt with commercial debt collection scams, with the remainder being a business loan scam and spousal support collection fraud. Click here to read about the various email...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Cheung Lee Qi and VNL Engineering
A Florida firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Maverick Cheung Lee Qi of VNL Engineering looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic 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 debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Adobe Acrobat DC
It is no secret to followers that I consider Acrobat to be the gold standard for PDF conversion and manipulation. I use it on a daily basis to insert, move, bookmark, and delete pages; edit and insert text and objects; … Continue reading →