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 Practice Tips Blog] What Is Your Law Firm's Social Media Strategy?
How law firm can effectively use social media is a topic open for debate. I have seen some very persuasive individuals tell audiences that a social media strategy is absolutely critical for law firms. I have heard from lawyers who...
[Avoid a Claim] Failure to properly balance cultural practices and Canadian commercial standards casts suspicion of fraud over lawyer
In his article “Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity“, Lorne Shelson (Litigation Director & Counsel in the Specialty Claims Department at LAWPRO) gives five ‘culturally-based’ claims scenarios loosely based on real LAWPRO claims. Here is one scenario: The lawyer belonged to a tight-knit community where loan transactions were rarely documented. Community members generally relied on the word of others with respect to repayment of loans. The...
[Avoid a Claim] Amendments to Rule 48 bring major changes to administrative dismissals
Significant changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure relating to administrative dismissals appear in Ontario Regulation 170/14, published in the September 6, 2014 Ontario Gazette. Specifically, the existing Rules 48.14 (Action not on trial list) and 48.15 (Action abandoned) were revoked, and a new Rule 48.14 (Dismissal of an action for delay) was substituted in their place. For ease of reading, all references to Rule 48.14 in this article are to the new rule, unless noted. In the past three...
[Law Technology Today] Keynote Highlights from the Clio Cloud Conference
Everything is Awesome! That was the theme of this year’s Clio Cloud Conference. In an attempt to outshine last year’s inaugural conference, Clio upped its game this year with a new (gorgeous) venue, more than 450 attendees and more vendors to boot. It started looking like a real technology conference this year, but better than most. Jack Newton and his childhood friend, Rian Gauvreau, started Clio almost six years ago and as the product has matured and added features, their tech conference has...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO base premium stable for fifth consecutive year: Convocation approves LAWPRO 2015 program
LAWPRO is pleased to announce that Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada approved its 2015 insurance program for the Ontario Bar. This marks LAWPRO’s 20th anniversary of offering the program. Strong financial results and a moderating claims count have allowed LAWPRO to hold the base premium for the mandatory insurance program at $3,350 for the fifth consecutive year. The 2015 LAWPRO insurance program includes the following updates: Certain e-learning courses offered by Homewood Human...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tenshou Hoshino and Guwong Chemical
An Arkansas firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Tenshou Hoshino of Guwong Chemical 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...
[Law Technology Today] The Future of Wearable Technology for Lawyers
Along with the release of iOS 8, there has been much excitement around the Apple Watch. Arriving in 2015, it is Apple’s addition to the growing wearable technology market. Wearable technology holds promise for lawyers, and some early adopters are already finding wearable technology beneficial in their practices. In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview legal technology expert Richard Georges about wearable technology, how smartwatches enhances his...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Role of Law Schools
♫ I want to be part of the solution
 Can you use me to lead a revolution?
 I want to be part of the solution… ♫             Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Jonah33. The issues facing the profession have been set out by many: from Richard Susskind as documented in his many books, to Madam Justice McLachlin, who has said: “Timely, effective access is the most pressing issue facing Canada’s justice system, says Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin. Many people have given up...
[Avoid a Claim] Reliance on cultural norms leads lawyer to act without full instructions
In his article “Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity“, Lorne Shelson (Litigation Director & Counsel in the Specialty Claims Department at LAWPRO) gives five ‘culturally-based’ claims scenarios loosely based on real LAWPRO claims. Here is one scenario: A man retained a lawyer to commence a medical malpractice lawsuit. The man believed that his wife had died because she had been not properly diagnosed with a heart condition. The lawyer commenced an...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Anthony Kawasaki
Firms in Ontario and California have notified us that they received an email from the purported Anthony Kawasaki 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...