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] Keep Your Audience Engaged with Apple’s Keynote for Presentations
Whether you make presentations in the courtroom, to educate other attorneys, or to cultivate new business, you need the right tool to prepare and deliver your presentations. Previously, I’ve written about SlideShark, a mobile presentation app which I’ve used for presenting PowerPoints with mobile devices. It worked so well, I even upgraded to the premium version to increase my storage space. While the premium version does provide limited editing functionality, SlideShark is not for building...
[Avoid a Claim] Dealing with Stress
The nature of our work is stressful. We deal with demanding clients and tough opposing counsel. Our expectations of what goes into a good day can be so low that an experienced lawyer once told me “it’s a good day at discoveries when everyone is cordial”. In any other field of work that would be the bare minimum. We all know a colleague or friend that has crumbled under the pressure of  the practice. They may turn to alcohol or other harmful outlets. They lose sight of their...
[Law Practice Advisor] Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 4: Systemic Solutions
View image | gettyimages.com   This is the fourth of six installments in our series on time management. To recap: part 1 covered basic solutions, part 2 email management approaches and part 3 technology tools. Now, we come to part 4: systemic solutions. To that end, I mean ‘systemic’ in both senses of the word; it is ‘of or relating to a system’, and should be pervasive, i.e.–when you choose a system, or combination of systems, it should permeate everything you do, the entirety of...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Associate Attorney
Cipriani & Werner PC is a regional law firm with offices in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware. They are currently searching for a full time associate attorney with 4-6 years of litigation experience to work in their Blue Bell, PA office. Strongest candidates will have extensive experience defending clients through all phases of the litigation process.  Experience taking depositions is a must. The firm offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life and...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] It is time for YOU to attend ABA TECHSHOW 2015
Whether you have never been to an ABA TECHSHOW or you have been to several in the past, it is time to sign up to attend this year. With the increasing daily use of technology in lawyer's practices and the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Marvin Wanga and MaverickWan Import & Export Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Marvin Wanga of MaverickWan Import & Export Co 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Tami Jones
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Tami Jones looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: February’s Most Popular Posts
February may be the shortest month, but the cold and the snow made it seem extra long this year. Kyle Waring has turned the record snowfall in Boston into a business, which makes me wonder if there is a Kickstarter campaign to convert East Coast snow into water to ease the West Coast drought. As of this post, doesn’t look like it. Opportunity? While you ponder the possibilities, here is what was most popular on Law Technology Today in February: Know the Features Before you Move: Google...
[Law Technology Today] The Government’s Dark Data: A Decade of Discovery
Joe Looby recently released his documentary The Decade of Discovery about the United States versus Philip Morris tobacco lawsuit in the early 2000s and email e-discovery issues. The film also discusses the emergence of the Sedona Conference as a think tank and forum for discussion about cooperation in e-discovery. Many prominent federal judges were interviewed about the issues with open government and record keeping. Also in the documentary, Jason R. Baron, Esq. talks about open government,...
[Avoid a Claim] When taking instructions isn’t taking instructions
In my last post we explored the idea that cultural competence is a good way to cope with the challenges of fitting into a law firm. But how does a diverse population and profession affect our ability as lawyers to settle files, facilitate the purchase of homes, and help businesses grow? It turns out that a number of claims have arisen in recent years where either lawyers have made bad assumptions about their racialized clients, or where racialized lawyers have been taken advantage of on account...