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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Is It Safe to Serve on a Client’s Board of Directors?
It can be very rewarding, both personally and financially, to be asked to serve on a client’s board of directors. It’s also easy to understand why a client might make the request: the lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to establish the company, and will likely have a solid understanding of the corporation’s objectives, the marketplace challenges it faces, and its relationships with industry partners, suppliers, customers and others. However, sitting on a client’s...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: How to Do More in Less Time
Many lawyers work long hours and still do not have enough time to complete all their work–let alone tackle the business aspects of their job, such as marketing, business development, or strategic planning. It’s a common problem and learning how to juggle the work and manage the extras can be overwhelming for the new or seasoned lawyer. How to Do More in Less Time is a valuable resource to help you learn strategies for taking control of your day and become more productive. Written for the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Windows 10 – Specs and Compatibility Issues
Eager to upgrade to Windows 10?  Take five and learn about specifications and compatibility before upgrading your OS.  In future posts I’ll cover default settings you may want to change and cool new features. Specifications Not sure whether you can upgrade?  System requirements … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Fraud alert regarding a Trojan virus issued by the Law Society of BC
Here is the text of an August 6, 2015 fraud alert issued by the Law Society of BC regarding a difficult to detect Trojan virus that firms should be aware of. It sounds similar to a virus LAWPRO alerted lawyers to in this December 2012 post. Email containing Trojan virus eludes standard security software A BC lawyer advised the Law Society that he received an email and attachment from Aldo-Henson[at]conpromos.com. The lawyer’s standard anti-virus program didn’t detect a virus, but...
[Law Technology Today] How Lawyers and Legal Tech can Work Together to Create a Win-Win Situation
My co-author for this series is Billie Tarascio, owner of Modern Law, a family law firm serving the greater Phoenix area, and Access Legal, a legal technology company that provides cloud based legal document automation for law firms and the public. She uses technology within her firm to automate processes and increase profitability while driving down costs for consumers. She is a frequent speaker on law firm practice management and alternative billing, including the use of technology and...
[Law Practice Advisor] The Sound Less the Fury: Listening for Your Marketing
View image | gettyimages.com   If you focus on content marketing to advertise your law firm, even in the age of video, you’re probably still pretty heavy into text. Meaning: you likely write a lot. You blog, you guest blog, you comment, you’re on social media, you’re social. This kind of thing can be difficult for lawyers, who are not often writing in a conversational tone, but rather in an overly-formalized legalese. In other words: it’s not easy to shift gears, from crafting a court...

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[Law Technology Today] How Lawyers Are Using Web-based Software in 2015
Every year the American Bar Association publishes a multi-volume report on technology trends in the legal industry. As is usually the case, this year’s report offers lots of interesting insight into how lawyers are using technology. One of the most telling findings from the report is that solo and small firm lawyers are increasingly using web-based software in their law practices. In fact, 72% of solo and small firm lawyers reported that online document storage was now available in their law...
[Law Technology Today] Build the Law Firm of the Future: 5 Strategies
Nobody ever said it would be easy to predict the future. Legal futurists offer assumptions as to what law practice will look like 10, 20 years down the line. But, you’re probably more interested in what will happen in the nearer term, in the next 5 years or so. In this video, discover five strategies will affect your law firm going forward. Judging from what is taking place today, the law firm of the future is likely to be defined by these five hallmarks: Personalized Marketing Collaborative...
[Law Practice Advisor] For What It’s Worth: Considering the Upsell
  View image | gettyimages.com   One does not simply buy a product in 2015. As our society has advanced in its complexity, products, even niche products, are fitted for specific uses. That’s why there are umpteen dozen versions of Tide — though, I do appreciate those versions addressing allergy sensitivities. And, it’s the same deal with computer software. There are freeware versions and enterprise versions; consumer products and business products; desktop applications and...

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[Avoid a Claim] Requisition: a process, not just a letter
By definition, a requisition is the act of formally requiring or calling upon someone to perform an action. However, one cannot demand performance without fully knowing what to request. Requisitions are not merely a means of communication between two parties but a process by which matters requiring attention, such as defects in title, are investigated and properly dealt with in a timely fashion in order to fulfil the requirements of a purchase contract to the parties’ satisfaction. Continuing...