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.

Immediate Past Chair
Hardee, Martin & Donahoe
213 E Lafayette
Jackson, TN 38301

State's New Business Court, Design Patent Law Featured

The new issue of the Tennessee Bar Journal is out today, featuring everything you need to know about Tennessee’s new Business Court. Chief Justice Sharon Lee and Justin Seamon give you the details. Also, get up to speed on the design patent awards under "Apple v. Samsung” in an article by Nashville lawyers James M. Starling, Seth R. Ogden and Ryan D. Levy. Find out what else is in the September issue.

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Some Hourly Rates Going Up, New Survey Says

An article in The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog said some law firms are increasing hourly rates to increase or maintain revenue despite dropping legal demand. According to a survey by Wells Fargo Bank’s Legal Specialty Group, revenue rose 4.1 percent at 60 of the nation’s highest-grossing firms, while the number of hours logged by the firm’s attorneys rose just 1.7 percent. The research group also found the average rate increase across the board was 3.3 percent.

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