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] Business debt collection scam using the name Christopher French
Three Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Christopher French looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Fraud Page for more of...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Elysia Hines
Five Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Elysia Hines looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Fraud Page for more of an...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Brianna Rowena Scott
Three Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Brianna Rowena Scott looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Fraud Page for more...
[Law Technology Today] Five Lessons on Project Management for the Legal Industry
Some project management processes are often closely connected to legal affairs. As a result, a distinct discipline in project management was formed—legal project management. There are two scenarios in which you should combine project management and legal knowledge: lawyers can further their training by acquiring PM competencies, and in non-legal scenarios that require extensive knowledge of legal framework conditions, e.g. in international and construction projects. Staying focused on how best...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Oregon eCourt News: Live Training, New Website, and Quick Links
Live Training for Oregon eCourt Tyler Technologies, the vendor for Oregon’s Odyssey eFile & Serve system, is offering four live training sessions this fall.  The first session is scheduled for tomorrow, September 29.  Other training dates are: October 21, 2015 … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Case Management 101
If your old case management system is dying out and it just doesn’t fit your practice or area of law, it might be time for an upgrade. Dive into the intricacies of case management software and find the right system for your firm in our next free Industry Insight webinar: Case Management 101 Wednesday, October 7th 2:00pm – 2:30pm ET We’ll break down: Today’s case management systems Benefits for small law firms: Client management Matter management Client portals Document automation...
[Law Technology Today] Examining Legal Tech Adoption, Part I
The first in a four-part series on legal tech adoption. Reflecting on a recent contribution to Aderant’s article on legal tech traction, I was theorizing about the long sales cycle into the legal industry and the slow pace of technology adoption. After spending the past couple of years working with hundreds of legal professionals (maybe more than a thousand counting audiences at events), I wanted to test a few thoughts. I took the two following questions to the virtual street, posting on the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Court of Appeals Outlines Statute of Limitation for Lawyer Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims
Originally posted on NWSidebar:An appeals court ruling recently upheld a three-year limitation period for repayment of lawyer’s fees on claims of negligence. An appeals court ruling recently upheld a three-year limitation period for repayment of lawyer’s fees on claims…
[Law Practice Advisor] Announcing Our New Startup Kit!
Thinking about opening your own practice? Be aware, there’s a lot more to it then merely hanging a shingle and being a good lawyer. You’ll need to understand how to conduct an IOLTA three-way reconciliation, set a budget, manage client files, obtain malpractice insurance, implement technology, market your practice, and much much more. That’s where, we (MassLOMAP), come in. We’re here to help provide you with the resources and knowledge you need to start and run a small law practice. Recently,...
[Avoid a Claim] Get more out of Microsoft® Outlook®
Microsoft Outlook is a fixture in most law offices and many lawyers use it for more than just email. It can be a “lite” practice management software program by using the calendar to track tasks and the address book to maintain client contact information. Outlook wasn’t designed with the particular needs of lawyers and firms in mind but with a few third-party add-ons you can increase your efficiency and organization. These add-ons are either free, or free to try and pay later. And unless...