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] Real estate bad cheque scam using the name Yasuyuki Okamura
Lawyers and realtors in Washington state and Tennesee tell us they’ve been contacted by the purported Yasuyuki Okamura with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works see our Confirmed Fraud page. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud. Here is the email: From: Yasuyuki Okamura [mailto:yasuyukiokamura888@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:29 PM To: Subject: property to purchase...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes / 60 Sites in 60 Minutes
60 Tips/60 Sites is by far the most popular presentation at the 2014 ABATECHSHOW (SRO this year).  From our base in Oregon where Sheila Blackford and I held down the fort, I used Tweet Archivist to capture and curate the best of the best. … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Take Control of Your Online Reputation
Ever “Googled” someone? Sure, we all have. These days, the Internet is the first place we go to find and gather information about someone. Whether you ask Siri or type in a search string, our introduction to a new contact is whatever we discover on the Internet. That begs the question, what’s your Internet presence look like? Try it, Google yourself. See what you find. Ideally, if you are practicing attorney, you want that first page of results to accurately reflect...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Law Firm Office Administrator
Solnick & Levin is a small law firm in Jenkintown, PA with a busy personal injury and workers’ compensation practices.  They have a job opening for a Law Firm Office Administrator. The firm, which currently has 4 attorneys and 6 staff, is growing and will be nearly doubling its footprint into space adjacent to their existing office.  The expansion project is expected to launch in April.  The responsibilities include human resources management, facilities management, and management of...
[Avoid a Claim] How to recognize your computer is infected with malware
Ideally you have one or more types of properly updated anti-malware software running on your computers and networks. And hopefully that software detects and prevents any malware infections from occurring. However, because anti-malware software may not detect an infection, watch for the symptoms that can indicate a computer is infected with malware. These include: It takes longer than usual for your computer to start up, it restarts on its own or doesn’t start up at all; It takes a long time...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: Extranets, and the Exceptional Client Experience
There are two competing views this week on the use of extranets and client portals, though. On the one hand, there is Mitch Jackson, 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year, who believes there are certain things lawyers must do today in order to stay digitally relevant, raise the bar, and give your clients an exceptional experience. One of the those things is 24/7 Client Satisfaction. He doesn’t just mean being an advocate for your client. He means also giving clients access to...
[Avoid a Claim] The menace of malware
Malicious software (“malware”) is one of the most common ways law firm computers and networks are infiltrated and compromised by cyber criminals. The malicious intent behind malware usually involves gaining unauthorized access to computers or networks to steal money, passwords or valuable information, or to cause disruptions or destroy data. Malware can affect individual computers, firm networks and even the operation of the Internet. In many cases, people will not know their computer is...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names David Payling and DSF Trading Ltd
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported David Payling of DSF Trading 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] Save 15% on Books at ABA TECHSHOW this Week
Stop by the ABA Law Practice Division Bookstore during ABA TECHSHOW 2014 this week to save 15% on all LP books and browse the latest legal technology releases! Registered conference attendees can also save an additional $10 with their LP Book Buck. The Bookstore is located in the lower-level lobby just outside the EXPO Hall, and will be open on Thursday (9:00am-7:00pm) and Friday (9:00am-3:00pm).  If you can’t make it to ABA TECHSHOW this year, you can still check out LP’s newest...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tomohisa Tsukamoto and Kaga Electronics
An Iowa firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Tomohisa Tsukamoto of Kaga Electronics 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...