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] Are You Being a Lawyer or Building a Practice?
Jay Harrington, writing in Attorney at Work, describes the journey from student to lawyer as a “well-lit path”, while figuring out the direction of one’s legal career is like venturing off into uncharted territory. There can be many routes to get where you want to be, as long as you have a clear destination in mind. Are You Being a Lawyer or Building a Practice? says that without having a clear idea of how you want your practice to evolve, one is only ‘being a lawyer...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Inside the Lawyer’s Mind: Autonomy
Following up on his previous post on lawyers’ personality traits, Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) discusses autonomy, a trait that helps lawyers do their job but makes them poor bedfellows in a law firm environment. Dr. Larry Richard states in our LAWPRO magazine article “Herding Cats: The Lawyer Personality Revealed” that studies suggest high achieving lawyers score in the 89th percentile of this trait, which measures the degree to which a person is sensitive to...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 60 Apps in 60 Minutes – 2015 TECHSHOW
60 Apps in 60 Minutes is always a popular presentation at the ABA TECHSHOW.  This year, I used Storify to cultivate the top apps recommended for iOS devices by the esteemed Jeff Richardson, Joe Bahgat, Tom Mighell, and Adriana Linares.  … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] 5 Things to Consider When Reviewing BYOD Policies
As illustrated by the record-breaking debut for the iPhone 6, smartphones are more popular than ever before. As smartphone, tablet, and other mobile technology use rises, employees are performing more and more work from their own electronic devices. This advancement has increased productivity, flexibility, and job satisfaction while also lowering companies’ technology costs. However, the increased use of personal devices at work may raise concerns for employers in several areas, including...
[Avoid a Claim] Surprise! You have a franchise
Are you sure the company for which you’re handling an Ontario commercial transaction is not a franchise? Really sure? Because if you’re wrong, and your client meets the statutory definition of a franchise, the company is bound by the strict disclosure requirements of Ontario’s Arthur Wishart Act. Non-compliance with these can mean that parties entering into contracts with your client company − even if none of these contracts is described as a franchise agreement − may have the right to...
[Law Technology Today] LawToolBox Launches Court Deadline 365 App for Clio
LawToolBox Launches Court Deadline 365 App for Clio LawToolBox integrates with 3rd party products rapidly through APIs DENVER 17 April 2015– LawToolBox court deadlines for Office 365 have now been integrated with Clio, and integration of the LawToolBox online deadline management system is in development, with plans to roll it out later this month.   For law firms that are moving to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365, LawToolBox has launched a new Outlook app where attorneys can calculate their...
[Law Technology Today] What HIPAA Compliance Means for Lawyers as Business Consultants
While many lawyers strive to become true business partners with their clients, law firms that deal in sensitive health information may need to become actual “business associates.” Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Omnibus Rule and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), lawyers may qualify as business associates, which carries a whole host of obligations and compliance measures—and serious penalties for...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Christopher Simpson and Batts R Us
Four firms in Canada and the U.S. have notified us that they received an email from the purported Christopher Simpson of Batts R Us 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...
[Law Technology Today] Ipro Appoints Legal Industry Expert to Its Expanding Company
Ipro Appoints Legal Industry Expert to Its Expanding Company Paul Armbruster, formerly of eBay, Joins Ipro’s Client Relations Team CHICAGO, 16 April 2015 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery software, today announced that industry expert, Paul Armbruster has joined Ipro as Vice President of Client Strategy. Armbruster brings experience with eBay, Cooley LLP, and Heller Ehrman to Ipro’s growing client strategy team. In this role his primary focus will be to...
[Law Technology Today] Q&A: Lawyer As Entrepreneur
Anyone who has been paying attention to the legal profession during the past few years knows that we are experiencing a wave of technology driven and venture capital fueled innovation that will either disrupt or evolve the practice of law in a way that provides benefit to the public at large. Many startups are doing amazing things and deserve enormous rewards; entrepreneurs have tackled everything from automated document assembly to legal marketplaces to case law visualization. Although lawyers...