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] Ransomware warning for law firms from North Carolina insurance company
Lawyer’s Mutual of North Carolina has posted the following warning about law firms being targeted in “ransomware” scams. We’ve seen firms in Ontario fall victim to this type of cyber attack. You can read more about ransomware and other kinds of malware in this previous post. Put Your Hands in the Air and Give Me Your Bitcoin A few North Carolina law firms have become victims of the latest cyber threat – ransomware. You’ve heard of malware which is software...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Steps to Ensure Data Security at Your Law Firm
Less than a year ago, the only entities that seemed concerned with data security were large corporations and health care organizations. With reports of security breaches making headline news on a weekly basis, data security has become top-of-mind for every business – and for every person who carries and uses a credit card. The threat of a data breach attack is a risk for law firms, too. The threat is reason enough to enact more stringent security policies, but there is another compelling reason...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Zhu Yeong
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Zhu Yeong 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] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Yutaka Toshio
Three Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Yutaka Toshio 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 of an explanation...
[Law Technology Today] Legal Tech Surveys, Plus What Young Lawyers can get from Conferences
In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell analyze the results of some legal tech surveys, including the 2014 ILTA-InsideLegal survey, and the 2014 ABA Technology Survey. They recommend ways lawyers can use these legal tech surveys to benefit their practice or clients. They also discuss why young lawyers do not often attend legal technology conferences, how they could benefit from the conferences, and the disconnect between what young lawyers think they know...
[Avoid a Claim] Warning: Insurers can ‘contract out’ of the Limitations Act, 2002 in ‘non-consumer’ policies
The law of limitations applicable to insurance claims has entered a period of uncertainty, arising in part from insurers’ ability to “contract out” of the Limitations Act, 2002 (LA 2002) where the insured is not a “consumer.” Claims on group long-term disability policies may prove especially hazardous. This article by Debra Rolph, Director of Research at LAWPRO, discusses this new development, and touches on why certain attempts by insurers to contract out of the LA 2002 are impermissible, and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Brandon Pham and C S Machine Tech
A Florida firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Brandon Pham of C S Machine Tech 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 of...
[Law Technology Today] Takeaways From the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference
Typically, you’d expect an event entitled “Futures Conference” to be a lot of talk and very little doing.  But, that’s not the College of Law Practice Management‘s (COLPM) idea of this year’s “Futures Conference” at Suffolk University Law School in Boston on October 16 and 17. Grounded in thought-provoking presentations by attorneys and innovators alike, attendees worked to develop new concepts resulting in a “Shark Tank” competition with awards for the...
[Reid My Blog] This Lawyer's View of an iPhone 6+
It's been a month since I got my new iPhone 6+, and I waited this long to report on it because I wanted to put it through its paces and live with a little bit see the pluses and minuses. No pun intended. Prior to my purchase, I spent a good deal of time trying to think whether I wanted the new 6+. I knew both the iPhone 6 and 6+ would be bigger than my iPhone 5, but I wasn't sure how much extra screen real estate I would need. So I decided to get the 6+, knowing that I could return it up to 14...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Just a Danged Ol’ Lawsuit
Lawyers are serious about our work. It involves important matters on behalf of our clients and can have significant and serious consequences. But it’s important to keep everything in perspective. Here’s a great story from a “former” young lawyer who...