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

[Avoid a Claim] Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 3: Money and other things
Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to both attract the best new talent and retain the best people they already have. It features examples of different approaches firms have...
[Law Technology Today] Illustrating Damaged Eyesight, Online and in the Courtroom
I have an unusual niche in the legal services world: I illustrate damaged eyesight, like eye injuries or surgical issues. Eye injuries include accident, product liability, adverse drug reactions, and brain trauma. Medical malpractice includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK), missed retinal detachments, missed glaucoma, and other various botched surgeries. Where necessary, I testify about these illustrations. I stumbled into this niche in 1998, after my own LASIK surgery from a...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] 'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast
It's the holiday season and time for our annual Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast. Sharon Nelson and I have researched far and wide to find the most fun new gadgets and electronic devices that a lawyer...
[Avoid a Claim] Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 2 – How to be a choice law firm
Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to both attract the best new talent and retain the best people they already have. It features examples of different approaches firms have...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Toshihiko Nunokawa and Toko Electrical Construction
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Toshihiko Nunokawa of Toko Electrical Construction 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 Fraud...
[Avoid a Claim] Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 1 – Recruiting smarter
Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to both attract the best new talent and retain the best people they already have. It features examples of different approaches firms have...
[Law Technology Today] Insights from the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference
Heidi Alexander wrote about “Takeaways from the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference,” mentioning Shake and filling the niche of “TinyLaw.” In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about the 2014 Futures Conference, the future of law practice, and the role technology is likely to play in that future. The conference, they explain, featured programming as well as an innovation discussion surrounding a “TED...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Ryan Robert
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Ryan Robert looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Frauds page for more of an explanation of...
[Law Technology Today] MILOfest: Where Nerds Call Home
I like me a good legal tech nerd festival. Who doesn’t, right? As the years go on, those of us who have a defect/appetite for the latest tech trends have solid options on destinations to drop some money and learn. On the old-school front, there is ABA TECHSHOW, and the new darling is Clio’s Cloud Conference. There also is a niche market that cannot be ignored — straight up gangster Mac-using lawyers. Thus, we have MILOfest (Macs In Law Offices Festival). MILOfest is the baby...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Beware of Bad Check Scams Aimed at Lawyers
Originally posted on NWSidebar:An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue to plague law offices, what they look like, and how to spot them. An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue to…