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] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Ik Inabata
A New York firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Ik Inabata 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 how...
[Avoid a Claim] From TitlePLUS Today: Real estate transactions involving powers of attorney
How can real estate lawyers service clients and be alert for possible fraudulent powers of attorney? In Ontario, the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Guidelines on Powers of Attorney in Real Estate Transactions (the “Guidelines”) are intended to assist lawyers when dealing with powers of attorney in real estate transactions. The following is a short summary: Lawyers should avoid the use of powers of attorney when possible; When a power of attorney is necessary for a transaction, the lawyer...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Nathan Laxton and Assa Abloy Ltd
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Nathan Laxton of Assa Abloy Ltdlooking 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Donna Wellington and RDO Equipment
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Donna Wellington of RDO Equipment 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] Encryption of Mobile Devices: A Security No-Brainer
As attorneys continue to increasingly embrace mobile technology like laptops, smartphones, tablets, external hard drives, and USB (thumb) drives, it is critical for them to understand and address the risks. The attributes that make theses devices so useful – they are portable and compact, with high storage capacity – also make them risky. They can easily be lost or stolen, compromising the data stored on them. Fortunately, there are inexpensive and easy to use encryption solutions to protect...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] What We Saw at ABA TECHSHOW 2014
ABA TECHSHOW 2014 was a great event. There were several attendees from Oklahoma this year, so some of us contributed to an article on What We Saw at ABA TECHSHOW 2014 for the Oklahoma Bar Journal. The online version of...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jim Berdzik and John Reid & Sons Ltd
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jim Berdzik of John Reid & Sons 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...
[Law Technology Today] How to Change a Stubborn Lawyer
Since 2008, we’ve seen a lot of articles about how to get lawyers to be more efficient, cut costs for the client and more. We’ve even seen how bad they are at using basic computer programs such as Microsoft Office. But with all these ideas and theories on how to make law more efficient there is one giant road block; lawyers. Perhaps in no other profession do individuals seem to be as stubborn and resist change as much. But does some of it have to do with how change is thrust upon...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Diversify Without Dabbling
In a challenging economy, many lawyers scramble to maintain a steady stream of work in their established areas of practice. Faced with pressure to keep fees stable, these lawyers sometimes decide that the only way to boost billable hours is to take on new clients with legal needs in areas in which they haven’t previously practiced, or to offer new categories of legal services to existing clients. What could go wrong? Plenty. Errors that flow from dabbling in practice areas outside a lawyer’s...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers
The legal community is notorious for generating paper–and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper devotees how to run their law offices digitally. In just one hour, you will learn to: Get your colleagues and staff on board Analyze your current paper workflow and set new goals Assess your hardware, software, and app needs Become a PDF expert Develop or acquire a...