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] “Taking Control of Stress” by Homewood Human Solutions
LAWPRO believes that helping lawyers improve their personal health and workplace effectiveness can reduce the likelihood of claims, and financially supports the Law Society’s Member Assistance Program (MAP), which is administered by Homewood Human Solutions (HHS). Homewood offers a number of e-Learning Courses that lawyers can do from their desks, and from time to time we’ll highlight one of them here on our blog. According to Resolutions for Stress Relief, Wellness and Balance: The life...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The poetic view of law practice managment
So there's this service called Poetweet. Huffington Post profiled it, Poetweet Turns Your Twitter Feed Into A Strange Work Of Art. It analyses your tweets and then turns them into poetry. Since you are not required to provide your login...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Karlheinz Landauer and Celonic AG
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Karlheinz Landauer of Celonic AG 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 Fraud Page for more...
[Law Technology Today] The Science of Rainmaking in the Modern Law Firm
As legal practitioners in the rapidly-changing and data-saturated world of law, you are increasingly required to wear a greater number of hats. Particularly, in managing your practice, you need to regularly use skill sets that take you well beyond the basics covered in law school. The most successful lawyers are well versed in more than just their area of practice. Bringing in business—”Rainmaking”—is one of the most critical areas, and is both an art and a science. For these...
[Law Technology Today] How to Become a Mobile Lawyer
91 percent of lawyers use smartphones and tablets but what exactly does being a mobile lawyer mean? Simply using email on your mobile device shouldn’t cut it. True mobility can transform your work; boosting efficiency and client relationships with real-time updates. There are many more ways to maximize being mobile than you might think, including sharing documents, integrating calendars, working with NetDocuments, Worldox, network file shares, and more. Join us on Wednesday, February 4th for...
[Avoid a Claim] Survey of U.S. law firms shows cyber security a growing concern
Marsh USA has conducted a survey of fifty U.S. law firms to get their opinions on various issues concerning cyber security. The results indicate that the topic is high on the list of concerns at firms, but that many have not taken the steps necessary to prevent or respond to a cyber/privacy. 7% of firms say they have been the victim of a successful cyber attack in the past three years. Here are the key findings: 79% of respondents in aggregate viewed cyber/privacy security as one of their top...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Yumiko Murdoch
An Ohio firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Yumiko Murdoch looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. 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] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Liu Wenbo and Toyama Steel Co
Firms in Ontario and Kansas notified us that they received an email from the purported Erik Liu Wenbo of Toyama Steel Co 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 Fraud...
[Law Technology Today] 3 Ways to Get Creative With Google Hangouts
It’s the time of year when resolutions abound, and in spite of a bleak success rate (only about 8% of Americans actually succeed in keeping their resolutions), I am seizing this opportunity to shake up my routine. Most resolutions focus on personal improvement—exercising more often, eating better, getting more sleep—but this year I’m stepping away from the pack and resolving to get creative with technology. Please know that I am not an “early adopter.” I’m not one of those...
[Avoid a Claim] Capture More Billable Time and Stress Less
On the Attorney at Work blog, Jacqueline Vinaccia (an expert in lawyer fee auditing) has some tips on how to better capture billable time and reduce the stress and aggravation that goes along with it. Here are her strategies (click here for the full article to read her explanations of each one) Don’t think of it as “doing my time.” Record time spent when it’s performed Record the interruptions in long projects as they occur Create a distraction-free zone for larger projects Keep a notepad...