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] In Brief: Dropbox and Microsoft Partner Up
If you’ve ever been to #MILOfest, you may have wondered why Dropbox doesn’t sponsor it. Talk to lawyers at a tech conference, and you hear it just as often. It is arguably the preferred file-sharing and storage app for lawyers. Microsoft Office is still dominates, too, so a partnership between the two is exciting. What it Means According to a press release issued by Dropbox, much of the world relies on a combination of Dropbox and Microsoft Office to get work done. In fact, Dropbox...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for October 2014
The pace of email frauds continues to pick up this fall, after a lull in August. We received 342 emails from lawyers in October, and posted on 17 new scams. 76% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 18% from Ontario, 2% from elsewhere in Canada and 5% from overseas. Here is the latest map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ originated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in October sorted by scenario: Commercial debt collection: Hu Shunliang of Mah-Shan...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch
Our Digital Edge podcast Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch featured Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD.com fame. Sharon Nelson and I had a lot of fun talking about all of the new Apple products with...
[Law Technology Today] How To Survive A Trust Account Audit
Trust accounts are an integral part of many practices, and unfortunately they are also a common source of disciplinary trouble. Seamlessly incorporating your trust accounting into your day-to-day practice management routine is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your firm, and your clients. Yet many firms choose to maintain separate trust accounting systems – increasing complexity and risk in equal measure. Eliminate your accounting headaches and stop living in fear of the auditor...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The High Note
♫ Boy, you’re going to carry that weight, Carry that weight a long time Boy, you’re going to carry that weight Carry that weight a long time…♫ Lyrics and Music by Lennon & McCartney recorded by The Beatles.     This is a guest post from Ann Mehl and originally appeared in her Newsletter and blog under the title “The High Note“. To say that it struck a note is putting it mildly.  I hope you find it to be as moving and reflective as I did.  It is...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Does Your Firm Have a Social Media Policy?
So your firm has one or more social media accounts they use to deliver its message. But do you have a social media policy for your employees to use? In this day and age, many of your employees have personal (Facebook) and professional (LinkedIn) accounts that may be effectively associated with the firm, based on the employee’s sharing of information. It’s best to have a general guideline to help the lawyers and staff at your firm know the risks and to guide them through how their online...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Establishing a Successful Home-Based Practice
What does it take to establish a successful home-based practice?  Are there hidden pitfalls to drafting legal documents in your spare bedroom? Learn whether you would be suited to working from home by considering these nine criteria: Dedicated Office Space Find a … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Sending Messages to Multiple Recipients on LinkedIn
One question I’m often asked is whether you can send messages to multiple recipients through LinkedIn. You can, and there are several methods for doing so. However, be aware that LinkedIn is very concerned about spam, so be sure your message is relevant to your recipients or you could be reported for spam. Also, be aware that in order to prevent spam, LinkedIn limits group messages to be sent to no more than 50 connections at a time. When sending group messages, you can only message people you...
[Law Technology Today] Conversations from kCura’s Relativity Fest
I spent some time at kCura’s Relativity Fest, meeting people, sitting in on sessions and finding myself out of my elements. My experience with eDiscovery is cursory. I’ve read about it, see product demos and have a general understanding. Words were tossed around that my brain registered with print production of a magazine or newspaper, mixed in with technical terms like “load balancing.” Turns out, most people who don’t spend their days elbow deep in eDiscovery...
[Law Practice Advisor] Clever Brand Shark: Lawyers and Professional Magnetism
  #186543991 / gettyimages.com   Candygram? Admittedly, that was lazy.  (Did I mention that Yahoo has the Saturday Night Live archive now available online?) . . . Solo and small firm attorneys are always hustling for business, in order to keep the pump primed.  Especially with respect to solo attorneys, there is no doubt as to where clients’ loyalties lie.  There are a number of advantages that come along with managing a small business, mostly surrounding the ability to call all the...