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] Cybersecurity tip: The ‘S’ in https means you are on a safe and secure connection
When logging in on any website, you should always check for a secure connection by checking to see if the web address begins with https://…, as opposed to http://… Look for the “s” which signals that your connection to the website is encrypted and more resistant to snooping or tampering.
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Angela Richardson
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Angela Richardson looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Law Technology Today] Calling All iPad Users at ABA TECHSHOW: Don’t Miss this Special Event
Coming to Chicago for ABA TECHSHOW 2014 next week? Learn helpful iPad tips and network with other legal professionals on the Mag Mile the night before the conference opens! ABA Law Practice Division author and iPad expert Tom Mighell will be speaking at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue on Wednesday, March 26 at 6:00pm. Don’t miss this excellent program about how lawyers can use their iPads at work to save time and simplify their tasks. The event is free, but advance registration is...
[Avoid a Claim] Cybercrime: Know your malware!
Malware is classified by how it propagates itself or what it does. The names and a brief description of the common types of malware appear below: Viruses: Viruses are one of the most common types of malware. Like their biological namesakes, computer viruses propagate by making copies of themselves. When an infected program runs, the virus will attempt to replicate itself by copying itself into other programs, usually while completing the malicious actions it is designed to do. Viruses often...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Kosuke Yamato
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Kosuke Yamato 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 of...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Billy Woodley and Ace Vision Ltd
A New York firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Billy Woodley of Ace Vision Ltd 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] Video: Beyond the Buzzwords – Applying Technology to Your Litigation Workflow
When looking into e-discovery, you can quickly end up lost in a sea of buzzwords. Watch this webinar from the Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by LexisNexis to gain an understanding and learn how to efficiently apply the right technology to your litigation workflow. Thank You to Our Sponsor! The post Video: Beyond the Buzzwords – Applying Technology to Your Litigation Workflow appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Avoid a Claim] Cybercrime: An example of how law firms make appealing targets
Law firms and lawyers take notice: cyber criminals are specifically targeting you because they want your data or the money in your trust account. Law firms are actually very appealing and sought-after targets for cyber criminals for three reasons. Firstly, law firms have large amounts of sensitive and confidential information that can be very valuable. Secondly, law firms tend to have very large sums of money in their bank accounts. Lastly, and not the least, relative to their clients and based...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Wake up and Live Now!
♫ Wake up and live, y’all! (Wake up and live) Wake up and live now! You see, one – one cocoa full a basket, Whey they use you live big today: tomorrow you buried in-a casket…♫ Lyrics and music by Bob Marley, Anthony Davis, recorded by Bob Marley and The Wailers. This post is being written up in Whistler BC while on a spring-break ski trip.  Garry sent me an email that he will be off to Jamaica this week to lie under a palm tree.  Whether it be snow or sand that calls to you,...
[The Last Word] Check Out PacerPro – It’s Free!
Lawyers who practice in the federal court system have long grumbled that the PACER system is clunky and hard to use. One lawyer, Gavin McGrane, was so disgruntled that he decided to invent a better mousetrap and, thus, in 2012 PacerPro, a $25 per month service that provided a more workable web interface for the […]