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] Law Practice and the Rock, Paper, Scissors Model
Read part one of this series here.  Sheer curiosity led me to the first session I sat in on at South by Southwest (SXSW). I had just arrived, checked in, and gotten coffee. The volunteers had been hanging out in front of one of the bigger rooms for Feature Sessions, and the sign out front only described the session as “Be Epic: The Art of Bold Decision Making.” Intrigued, I took a seat. Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, took the stage. Let’s pause for a moment so I can tell you how...
[Law Technology Today] Qorus to exhibit at ABA TECHSHOW – bringing legal professionals and top technology solutions together
Qorus Software to exhibit their innovative proposal generation software tool at ABA TECHSHOW Expo in Chicago They say that soon every business will be a technology business. Already we’re seeing technology becoming increasingly integrated with the practice of law. In many cases technology is helping firms streamline their processes by automating repetitive tasks, enabling them to focus on serving their clients better. Technology truly is transforming this age-old sector. But seeing is believing...
[Law Technology Today] MatterMojo® for Office 365 showcases at TECHSHOW – Stand 819
LONDON, 26 March 2015 – Ad Coelum Technology Limited, a legal software business focused on making lawyers more productive through enjoyable technology, announced that it will be showcasing an exciting new client and matter management offering integrated with Microsoft Office 365 at the ABA TECH SHOW in Chicago MatterMojo for Office 365, which is targeted at existing users of Microsoft Office 365, will offer a seamless single sign-on experience providing integrated access to all the productivity...
[Law Technology Today] N-Map ABA TECHSHOW
Visit N-Map at ABA TECHSHOW, Booth #614 in the Expo Hall. The post N-Map ABA TECHSHOW appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Time to Say Goodbye to an Employee?
You’ve tried clarification, reminders, warnings, patience and tolerance, maybe even retraining. But it isn’t working, and you both know it. Firing employees is not likely a task you took into consideration when you thought about becoming a lawyer; but here you are, an employer, in the position of having to fire an employee. It will never be pleasant; but there’s a right way and a wrong way. The wrong way can lead to lawsuits, reputational damage, maybe even stolen clients or breaches of...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Commingling and Lawyer Trust Accounts
Most lawyers are keenly aware of the prohibition against commingling personal funds with IOLTA funds.  However, this does not mean that a lawyer is never allowed to deposit the lawyer’s own funds into the IOLTA account.  In fact, there are a … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] From Finding to Keeping Facts: An Investigator’s Journey into Legal Tech
Investigators, like lawyers, have excellent memories. We remember key bits of information and we remember the entire structure of the case. But unless you’re Detective Carrie Wells, memory is only going to get you so far. As a partner in a large investigations firm, I routinely relied on both memory and sophisticated software to complete tasks for large cases that involved long lists of people, places, research, and required large amounts of billed time. An Example, All Too Common One...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Say Hello to Watson
♫ Here’s to me, I finally passed the Bar…♫ Music and Lyrics by M. Peterson, M. Puryear, B. Brock and recorded by: Michael Peterson. Joe Public had a problem. He was off to court in a week and he needed to learn what arguments he should advance to persuade the judge in his favour. He contemplated heading to a lawyer’s office but instead he signed onto the website IBMLaw.com. A few minutes later he was answering questions put to him by the software. Shortly thereafter he printed up the arguments...
[Avoid a Claim] Four social media lessons for lawyers
Gabriel Chong at the Attorney At Work blog has four useful lessons for lawyers trying to incorporate social media into their practices. Lawyers are…well, lawyers, and not necessarily social media experts so these are some important things to keep in mind (here is the full blog entry) 1. Do only what you’re comfortable doing 2. Streamline the process (since you aren’t getting paid to manage your social media accounts) 3. Don’t forget, it’s about relationships....
[Law Technology Today] Cyber Attacks are a Risk for Businesses of All Sizes
While taxes and death are currently the world’s only guarantees, we are not long from days in which being affected by cyber attacks will join that formidable group. While data breaches are inevitable, there is good news. According to Online Trust Alliance’s 2014 Data Protection & Breach Readiness Guide, nearly 90 percent of the breaches in 2013—which exposed a total of 823 million records—were preventable. Courts are routinely making it clear that it is the responsibility of the...