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] Proofread that will!
There are not many guarantees in life, but this is one of them: If you proofread – properly – each and every will you create, you will substantially reduce your risk of a malpractice claim. Proofreading well is a highly underrated, non-universal skill. However, since lawyers proofread documents on a regular basis, most have a fairly accurate awareness of their own level of mastery of this process. The weaker proofreaders among us may even suspect that proofreading ability is an exotic innate...
[Law Technology Today] Blogging and Fair Use (Free Book Excerpt)
Adapted and excerpted from The Legal Side of Blogging for Lawyers by Ruth Carter, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. People rarely blog in a vacuum. You write about things that inspire, intrigue, and provoke you personally and professionally. As a lawyer, your blog is an excellent place to react and respond to current events related to your practice areas. To that end, you may want to quote others’ blogs, news articles, books, and movies. It’s common to want to use other people’s...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate value fraud – alive and kicking
Is your client purchasing a property with a significant increase in value within a short period of time? It may be prudent to ask some questions before proceeding: Have there been any renovations done on the property? Are there other factors which could explain the increase in value? Was it listed on MLS? Are real estate agents involved in the deal? and Has the property been recently transferred or mortgaged? If there is no clear explanation for the increase in value, it is a potential...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Hania Marmon
A New Jersey firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Hania Marmon 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Eric Lawsom and Assa Abloy Ltd
A New Jersey firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Eric Lawsom and Assa Abloy 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Franz-Joseph Paus and Hermann Paus Maschinefabrik
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Franz-Joseph Paus and Hermann Paus Maschinefabrik 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Steven Hammond of Rilmac Holdings
An Illinois firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Edward Morgan of Assa Abloy UK 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] Beyond the Buzzwords: Understanding and Applying Technology to your Litigation Workflow
It’s easy to get caught up in all the hype surrounding e-discovery. Terms like big data, EDRM, near duplicate, and email threading can be confusing. So, how are you supposed to weed through all this “vendor verbiage” to understand how the available technology actually applies to your litigation workflow? Start by joining us and LexisNexis on Wednesday, March 19th from 2:00p.m. to 2:30p.m. ET for Beyond the Buzzwords: Understanding and Applying Technology to your Litigation...
[Compujurist] Does your State have a Security Breach Notification Law?
With the continuing onslaught of data breach stories, every lawyer should be aware whether their state has such a law on the books and what it requires in the event of a breach. The National Council of State Legislatures has compiled a chart of which states and territories have such laws and links to them as well.
[SC Small Firm] No Phishing!
Law firms continue to be a major target for phishing scams – phony emails that try to trick users into revealing passwords or credit card info by appearing to be from a legit source like Microsoft, Gmail, or your bank. There’s even a Netflix phishing scam going around. While you may feel confident that you could easily spot these types of scams, it’s important to stay alert because phishing scams are becoming more sophisticated. Protect yourself and your firm by downloading software updates and...