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] How Family Law Firm Pines Laurent, LLP went Paperless
The Decision to Join the Digital Age Historically, lawyers have had an aversion to change, relying on methods passed down from generation to generation. There is safety in familiarity.  However, the 21st century has brought to the legal field a swath of new technologies that have revolutionized the practice and business of law, as well as a consciousness about our profession’s carbon footprint and it’s contribution to climate change.  The confluence of these two events has created both the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Digital Edge Podcast Focuses on Tips and Tricks for PowerPoint
In this episode of The Digital Edge podcast, Tips and Tricks for Lawyers Using PowerPoint in Trial Presentations, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview Paul Unger about the best practices in using PowerPoint in the courtroom. Unger emphasizes simplicity, professionalism,...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] GPSOLO: Law Practice 2020
Law Practice 2020 is the theme of the May/June Issue of GPSOLO Magazine and I would be telling you that you need to read this one from cover to cover even if it didn't include my guest GP Mentor column,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jim Kleynhans and Cannon Steels Ltd
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jim Kleynhans of Cannon Steels Ltd 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 Page for more...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Deborah Spencer
A Nova Scotia firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Deborah Spencer 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Charles Kenwright and Steel Benders UK
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Charles Kenwright of Steel Benders UK 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 Page for...
[Law Technology Today] Death of the Law Firm Website Home Page: Exaggerated or True?
The death of anything, it seems, is greatly exaggerated. Newspapers? Judging from street corners, they still exist. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss some points raised by Kevin O’Keefe after a study from Great Jakes on the state of law firm website home pages. Tom argues the way people are looking for lawyers is evolving more slowly than how we look for news and sports scores. He poses a question, or perhaps a challenge: what do stats...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Avoiding Confusion (And Claims) When Making Charitable Bequests
Many wills include one or more bequests to charitable or religious institutions. In spite of the testator’s good intentions, these bequests often lead to claims when there is confusion over which institution was to receive the bequest. These mistakes often come to light only when the estate is being distributed – and they can lead to costly and time-consuming litigation when charities fight over the bequest. Many of the claims reported in this area could be avoided if lawyers took steps to...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers
More lawyers than ever before are using Twitter to network with colleagues, attract clients, market their law firms, and even read the news. But to the uninitiated, Twitter’s short messages, or tweets, can seem like they are written in a foreign language. Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers will demystify one of the most important social-media platforms of our time and teach you to tweet like an expert. In just one hour, you will learn to: Create a Twitter account and set up your profile...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Robert James and Ocean View
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Robert James of Ocean View 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 Page for more of an...