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] Begin with the End in Mind: Defining Goals for Going Paperless
Stephen Covey, the esteemed author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, has stated that you should “begin with the end in mind.” So how do you build your plan to take yourself paperless? What are the goals of the move to paperless? Here are some of the components to consider: Decide on what your paperless office will look and feel like. Will you aim to eliminate paper as much as possible? Will everyone be working on workstations with dual monitors and using a central document repository...
[Law Technology Today] Execution Plus: Selling Why Your Solution is The Solution
Today, it is the execution of legal-service delivery that allows attorneys to differentiate themselves. The announcement of the LexHacks winners in Chicago illustrated this. Each team that won a challenge was recognized as having achieved superior execution for its solution to improve the delivery of legal services. Development Over forty participants, sponsors, and organizers gathered at WeWork River North on June 6, 2015, to kick-off the 36-hour event. Despite being familiar with the concept...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] ScanSnap is a Snap!!!!
♫  Snap, what a happy sound Snap is the happiest sound I’ve found You may clap, rap, tap, slap but Snap… makes the world go round…♫ Lyrics and music by Moosebutter.   Continuing with the theme of technology that just works, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500. This little scanner punches way above its weight.  In fact in the years that I have been talking about scanners and going paperless, no one has ever said that they have regretted...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] How Not to Cut the Cost of Law Firm Labor
Law firms are like many other businesses in that payroll expense constitutes one of the largest areas of overhead. So law firms are often examining how to lower these costs. Options sometimes include outsourcing the work or some combination of...
[Law Technology Today] How to Mobilize Your Legal Calendar
Managing your calendar is a critical aspect of practicing law. Schedules can be complex and deadlines matter. You want your calendar in your pocket (or on your wrist), but consumer calendars don’t have the tools attorneys need. Can you have it all? Can you automate legal scheduling, and still see it on your phone? Join us on Wednesday, July 22nd for our free webinar discussing some helpful ideas on how to make your calendaring easier, more accurate, and completely mobile. You’ll learn:...
[Law Technology Today] LexHacks: Ahead of Our Time
A year ago, I sat in London in a classroom at the University of Westminster with no real idea of where I would go or how I would get there. Then, I could not conceive of a weekend event that would bring together three law students, a law grad who is also a developer, and a developer to create tools that can enhance legal-service access and quality. But that is what I experienced in Chicago at LexHacks. LexHacks was the culmination of a year that included learning about the evolving global legal...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Keeping Up With the Joneses — or Not
This post is by Ian Hu, Claims Prevention and practicePRO Counsel at LAWPRO. Lawyers often talk about the stress and burden of debt. If there is one piece of advice worth giving, it is a simple one: spend less than you earn. As a new lawyer, I was excited when I received my first paycheque. I forgot what I spent it on, but I remember it disappeared as soon as I received it. Soon I was living paycheque to paycheque. How could it be possible to live hand to mouth on Bay Street? Turns out, it was...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Retrieving Attorney Court Calendars and Case Information Online
Attorneys and staff can easily retrieve Oregon circuit court calendars and case information online by following these easy steps. Using OJCIN to Retrieve Your eCourt Calendar Navigate to OJCIN Online. Under “Select a Destination,” choose Oregon eCourt Case Information (OECI). Click “Sign … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] LexHacks: Hacking to Improve Legal-Service Delivery
When I invited colleagues to participate in LexHacks, a legal hackathon in Chicago, many were perplexed. Just last year I was partner at Honigman handling complex litigation and data breaches. Now I was promoting hacking? Yes, because the legal industry needs more hackers. Hackers are problem solvers. When confronted with a problem, hackers take things apart, see how they work, and get started building solutions. Hackers do more, talk less. Hackers love the challenge of an “impossible” problem...
[Law Technology Today] The Name Game: How to Manage & Organize Your Digital Documents
If a paperless office is supposed to make your practice effortless, why can’t you ever find the document you need? Managing electronic client files is a necessity in this digital day and age, and organization is key to a healthy practice. It’s easy to get lost in the web of folders that consume your flash drives and storage systems, but it doesn’t have to be. In this insightful webinar, our faculty will discuss the most effective naming conventions that will ensure your documents...