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

[Thoughtful Legal Management]
♫ It doesn’t have to be like this All we need to do is make sure we keep talking…♫ Lyrics and music by: David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Polly Samson, recorded by Pink Floyd.   Garry’s last post on tips.slaw.ca inspired me to write about using dictation on both PCs and Macs. I have been a long-standing fan of voice recognition and the latest versions are even much better than earlier versions. While there is voice recognition built into the Windows operating system, I...

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[Avoid a Claim] Copyright infringement scam by Eizo Kobayashi of Itochu Corporation
Two Ontario firms reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Eizo Kobayashi of Itochu Corporation with regards to a copyright infringement matter. We do not yet have sufficient details to report on the nature of the scheme, but the initial correspondence (see below) has some characteristics consistent with fraud. Frauds of this nature often present as a legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust...
[Law Technology Today] Finger Moves and Shortcuts on the iPad
It’s easy to figure out how to navigate and access information on an iPad: touch the screen. There are several different finger moves you can use to accomplish certain tasks and be productive, so let’s review them. Tap. Drag. Slide. Swipe. Repeat. With the tip of your finger, directly touch what you see on screen; it can be an icon, song title, or app control. You don’t need to push hard—a gentle press is all it takes. You tap when you want to select something. Double-tap. In some...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Thinking About Tomorrow
I've spend a lot of time thinking about tomorrow-the legal profession's tomorrow. This week at the Oklahoma Bar Association Annual Meeting, I get to spend several hour teaching and learning at a CLE program I organized called Tools for Tomorrow's...
[Law Technology Today] How Layoffs are an Affront to Process Improvement
Unfortunately, but sometimes warranted — process improvement and people or entities associated with it often come with a negative perception. Thoughts of “downsizing” or “rightsizing” often come quickly to mind when a company starts down the path of process improvement. Two well-known companies are closely associated with process improvement, Toyota and Motorola. From Toyota, we can particularly learn that process improvement does not (and perhaps should not) mean...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Lest We Forget
♫ It seems a long, long time ago A young man far away from home Friends made and lost along the way Some memories will stay Those who died – those who live, you will not forget If this year’s your last year – we will not forget…♫ Lyrics and music by Michael Reynolds, recorded by Felicia Urquhart.   This is a guest post from Chris Green of Greenway Legal Centre in Langley, BC.  I have been a fan of Chris’ email newsletter for some time but this post truly struck home for me...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] "Hire Slow, Fire Fast" or "Hire Smarter, Fire Less"?
“Hire Slow, Fire Fast” is an often-used phrase when it comes to hiring new staff. Like many clichés there is a lot of truth in this phrase. In my Practice Management Advice column for the new Law Practice Magazine, I...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Word to WordPerfect Conversion: How to Strip Formatting
If you’re a Corel WordPerfect aficionado, chances are you’ve been frustrated by the “hidden” codes in Microsoft Word documents. While there are various ways to see Word’s “hidden” formatting, sometimes it’s just easier to strip the formatting out.  Here’s how: … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] What Keeps Family Law Lawyers Up at Night? Self-Represented Parties
Like many areas of practice, family law is going through a period of change. Both clients and their lawyers are questioning traditional modes of practice. Economic woes both cause legal problems, and leave clients with limited resources with which to resolve them. Stress – for both families in crisis and for their lawyers – is a constant reality. Still, within this challenging climate, family lawyers are expected to work diligently and professionally in the service of their clients’ interests....
[Law Technology Today] Changing the Default Save Location in Outlook
You can change the default location where you save emails so you don’t waste time navigating to the desired location each time you save an email.  Unfortunately, this is not an option in your Outlook settings.  You will need to do this by editing your Registry. Always be extra careful and pay attention to detail when editing your Registry. Hit Windows key + R (run) and enter “regedit” and then OK. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Office > 15.0 (or your...