Law Office Technology/Management Section

Issues relating to law practice management and computer technology are the focus of this section, which also informs its members on the latest in technology and practice management. It annually hosts the Law Tech CLE and exposition.

Chair
Hardee, Martin & Donahoe
213 E Lafayette
Jackson, TN 38301
(731)424-2151

Ethics of Getting Paid

Learn about the ethics of getting paid with two new online CLEs. One program offers tips on invoicing, billing processes and collecting fee procedures, while the other session teaches value pricing, ethics of pricing strategies and identifying red flags. Earn one ethics credit for each from the comfort of your own home. Visit the TBA CLE website for more information.

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Study of CLOs Finds More Bad News for Law Firms

According to Altman Weil’s 2014 Chief Legal Officer Survey, the dwindling availability of legal work and demand for services are continuing and show no signs of abatement. The study revealed that in-house legal departments are keeping more legal matters for themselves and are demanding heavy discounts for the work they give to outside counsel. Of the 186 CLO’s to respond to Altman Weil’s survey, 40 percent of them had shifted work during the past year away from outside counsel in favor of keeping the matters in-house. Meanwhile, more than a quarter of responding law departments said they would decrease their use of outside counsel in 2015, compared to only 14 percent that are planning an increase. The ABA Journal has the story.

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