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] From Crisis to Innovation: 20 Years of LAWPRO Professional Liability Insurance
Twenty years ago, an investigative task force appointed by the Law Society of Upper Canada1 made a sobering discovery: the fund established to pay for professional indemnity claims against Ontario lawyers was underfunded by over $200 million dollars. The resulting crisis presented the bar in Ontario with one of the most serious challenges in its history. It also prompted the delegation of the primary professional liability program to the organization you have come to know as LAWPRO, a highly...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Fukui Kiyoharu
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Fukui Kiyoharu 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...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Must Read: GPSOLO's Dispute Resolution issue
Mediation and arbitration are receiving a lot more attention these days. Even online dispute resolution has gone from a concept to a reality. The January/February 2015 issue of GPSOLO magazine with its theme of Dispute Resolution is an excellent resource...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] 20 Tips to Improve the Finances of Your Practice
The demands of individual files can make it a challenge to give your practice’s finances the time and attention they need. From the new issue of LAWPRO Magazine, here are 20 ways you can make or save more money in your day-to-day work. Most are relatively simple and can be implemented at little or no cost. Some are new habits you develop when dealing with clients and billing, and some are new technologies you can incorporate into your practice. While not every item on the list will apply to...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] eCourt, Lawyers with Disabilities, and the ADA
At the Corner of Law Practice and Disability In October of 2014, the PLF added At the Corner of Law Practice and Disability to its collection of CLEs available on the PLF website. This program discusses EEOC and ADA requirements; … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Using Google Docs and FaceTime for Mediation
This probably will not come as a shock to anyone, but technology seems to be an underutilized tool in the legal profession. One of my goals when I started Think Pink Law was to create a firm where I could take advantage of technology to make the practice of law more convenient and accessible to my clients as well as to make my own practice and workflow more efficient. Even though I have a previous career in technology training at Apple, and one would assume that I can figure out anything that...
[Law Technology Today] LinkedIn’s Latest: What’s Changed?
As it has done with increasing frequency of late, LinkedIn has once again made changes to its interface in the last several months: some subtle and others more prominent. Here’s a quick review of some of the recent changes. Navigation Starting from the top, some slight changes have been made to the navigation bar. The Network menu has been changed to simply Connections, and under the Profile menu, LinkedIn has added Your Updates. Clicking on Your Updates brings you to a page listing Recent...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Know What You Are Sending (With A Little Help) in MS Word
Eighteen jurisdictions have ethics opinions on metadata.  All of them suggest that a lawyer who is sending an electronic document should take reasonable precautions to prevent disclosure of confidential information. While technically not metadata, the comments and tracked changes in a Microsoft Word document do present a significant opportunity to unintentionally expose  confidential information.  There are […]
[Avoid a Claim] How simple mistakes can lead to large claims
It’s easy to think that, at least in your office, a major claim couldn’t possibly happen. But LAWPRO’s experience shows that errors, innocent oversights and gaffes in any type of practice can lead to big problems. And if you or your firm don’t have adequate insurance in place to address the claim, you could be facing personal exposure. The number of LAWPRO claims with values that exceed $100,000 has risen sharply in recent years and often the mistakes that lead to such claims result from very...
[Law Technology Today] Current, Compelling, and Ethical Websites for Law Firms
We are all aware of how important it is to have a web presence. More than that, it is equally as important to keep this presence up-to-date with the latest web development and online marketing techniques in order to reach potential clients. Together with the Center for Professional Development, and the Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division, the Law Practice Division presents a webinar to do just that. On February 24, from 1-2:30pm Eastern, Gyi Tsakalakis and Ed Case, with Larry Port...