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] 3 Things That Stand in the Way of Document Scanning
Law is an information business, yet law firms tend to store and share much of this information on paper. However, most law firms—or at least their administrative staff—understand the advantage of minimizing paper and relying more on scanned documents to store and share information. In fact, during two years of presentations about scanning all around the country, all participants agreed that their firms would benefit from more scanning. There are a number of impediments to the adoption of more...
[Law Practice Advisor] Law Practice Management Lessons Learned from Serial’s M. Cristina Gutierrez
Even if you haven’t listened, you’ve likely heard of the podcast “Serial”, dubbed the most popular podcast in the world based on the number of iTunes downloads and having since served as the basis for a Saturday Night Live skit. From the creators of “This American Life”, the podcast “Serial” spans twelve episodes following the same plot, an investigation into a fifteen-year-old murder mystery. The reporter, Sarah Koenig, attempts to find the truth behind the disappearance of a young girl, Hae...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits for Your Post-Holiday
The end of the year can be busy with finishing last-minute tasks, plowing through expense reports, a parade (bar crawl?) of holiday parties, and all that gift shopping. Here’s what you might have missed. Disruption I really want to call this something, anything, other than “disruption,” and if this sentence is still here, I have not found a suitable replacement. Taking suggestions. The big story comes from Bob Goodman and Josh Harder of Bessemer Venture Partners: Four Areas of...
[Law Technology Today] Choosing an eDiscovery Provider
As lawyers, we hear a lot about the technological advances in eDiscovery and information governance. How do you describe the current state of eDiscovery from an opportunity and growth perspective, and how does this market opportunity impact the pulse rate of mergers, acquisitions, and investments? For lawyers purchasing eDiscovery packages, there are several types of vendors and pricing models, and they need to be asking the right questions. What does the data governance solution need to do,...
[Law Technology Today] Apps to Secure Your Android Device
Lawyers have ethical and legal duties to take competent and reasonable measures to safeguard confidential client information; they also may be subject to other requirements to protect that data, including statutes, regulations, and contracts. These obligations extend to the use of smartphones and other mobile devices, which can be lost or stolen, hacked, infected by malware, and have their communications intercepted. This lesson will offer suggestions about apps that can help protect the data...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Drum Roll, please...The 2014 Blawggies are Announced.
Dennis Kennedy, legal technology guru and former technology columnist for the ABA Journal, has announced his Blawggie Awards for 2014 -- the 11th edition of the honor. In much the same way that prestigious art exhibits often have a single...
[Avoid a Claim] Lawyers Weekly article on claims exposure for real estate lawyers due to coverage exceptions in certain title insurance policies
The December 26, 2014, issue of Lawyers Weekly has an article on a claims exposure that arises due to coverage exceptions in certain title insurance policies. Real estate lawyers need to be aware of this claims exposure and how to avoid it. LAWPRO has seen 7 claims with combined losses approaching $2 million, including one claims that hit the $1 million per claim policy limits. These claims have involved the policies from three different title insurers active in Ontario. In October LAWPRO...
[Law Technology Today] Client Portals: The Solution To The Email Security Problem
Last month I explained how emails are inherently insecure, amounting to the offline equivalent of a postcard written in pencil. This is because emails are typically unencrypted and traverse an untold number of servers en route to their final destination. Despite the lack of security provided by email, this form of communication received the green light from most bar associations in the late 1990s simply because it was widely used as a business tool and other more secure methods of communication...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2015 Predictions – Part 2!
♫ They got alien technology to make the rainbow tables with,  then in an afternoon of glancing at ‘em, secrets don’t resist  the loving coax of the mathematical calculation,  heart of your mystery sent free-fall into palpitations.  Computron will rise up in the dawn, a free agent.  Nobody knows the future now; gonna find out — be patient…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by:  MC Frontalot.   This is part 2 of the predictions for 2015! In this second part we have predictions from yet...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] A Little of This, A Little of That -Things Lawyers and Law Firms Should Do Soon
"A Little of This, A Little of That Things- Lawyers and Law Firms Should Do Soon" is the title of my latest Law Practice Tips column for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. From podcasts to portals for clients, the theme here...