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] Equipement purchase scam using the names Alex Inamoto and Gosho Industrial
A Florida firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Alex Inamoto of Gosho Industrial looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Frauds page for more of...
[Reid My Blog] 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers
Well, the holidays are upon us, so the hunt begins in earnest to find the right gifts for lawyers. Lawyers are a singularly difficult group of people to find gifts for and--almost to a person—they really don’t like any gift with the trite “scales of justice” slapped on it. To help their families and friends, I began publishing the Holiday Gift Guide for lawyers in 2005. This year completes a decade of providing this service to friends and family of lawyers. Each year I gather new ideas from my...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Are you eCourt Ready?
On December 1, 2014, eCourt will become mandatory for the eleven circuit courts that currently have the Oregon eCourt system, including the eFiling requirement.  Follow these steps to get ready for the mandatory transition: Get a credit or debit card that can … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Multi-Factor Authentication is Effective and Easy to Use
You have probably heard horror stories about people whose personal accounts were hacked or companies that suffered data breaches that exposed customer information. The personal and business repercussions of an account being hacked range from minor inconvenience to major embarrassment, a damaged reputation, and financial loss. And for those of us in the legal profession, we have an ethical obligation to take reasonable precautions to safeguard our clients’ confidential information. In order to...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Webinar: Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyers
On November 24, I am doing a webinar for the ABA titled "Never Drop the Ball: Electronic Checklists for Lawyers." I'm very excited about this program and this topic for two reasons: 1) This is one of my favorite topics...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Ashford Riku and Biohit Healthcare
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Toshihiko Nunokawa of Toko Electrical Construction 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 3: Money and other things
Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to both attract the best new talent and retain the best people they already have. It features examples of different approaches firms have...
[Law Technology Today] Illustrating Damaged Eyesight, Online and in the Courtroom
I have an unusual niche in the legal services world: I illustrate damaged eyesight, like eye injuries or surgical issues. Eye injuries include accident, product liability, adverse drug reactions, and brain trauma. Medical malpractice includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK), missed retinal detachments, missed glaucoma, and other various botched surgeries. Where necessary, I testify about these illustrations. I stumbled into this niche in 1998, after my own LASIK surgery from a...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] 'Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast
It's the holiday season and time for our annual Tech Toys for the Holidays 2014 Digital Edge podcast. Sharon Nelson and I have researched far and wide to find the most fun new gadgets and electronic devices that a lawyer...
[Avoid a Claim] Recruiting & retaining top talent: Part 2 – How to be a choice law firm
Attracting the best possible lateral associates is critical to a law firm’s ability to maintain its competitive edge, financial leverage, internal succession and future success. The January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine included an article by Cleo Kirkland, a senior recruitment consultant at The Counsel Network in Toronto, which discussed what firms can do to both attract the best new talent and retain the best people they already have. It features examples of different approaches firms have...