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] practicePRO Resources: Real estate templates from TitlePLUS
TitlePLUS has some great resources for real estate lawyers and their staff that will help reduce claims exposure, including sample retainer and reporting letters – two important risk management tools. The documents you can use and adapt are: Sample retainer letter Sample report to purchaser Sample report to lender Work Order Warranty Waiver of Title Insurance
[Law Technology Today] Lawyers and the Cloud: Three Myths Debunked
We have reached a point in today’s “post PC” environment where most lawyers accept that (a) cloud services and mobile apps exist, (b) they offer an enticing way to store and share data for a law practice, and (c) they are here to stay.  That said, there are still skeptics that believe that the public cloud is not ready for legal services. In this guest post, Chad Burton, Founder of Burton Law, and Nitin Gupta, Legal Industry Lead at Box, offer their take on three of the most common cloud myths...
[PA Law Practice Management] Why You Need to Connect With Your Colleagues
Attorneys who practice in a solo or small firm (15 or fewer attorneys) setting have lots of advantages.  One big disadvantage for many is a lack of feedback and support mechanisms.  That’s certainly one area where a larger firm provides benefit.  At the larger firm, one need only walk down the hallway and poke a face in to get some immediate feedback.  Whether one seeks a dispassionate perspective, some additional creative thought, sympathy about a matter gone awry, or even direct...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate transaction attempt using a fake power of attorney by Cheryl Ryna Waksman and Yaron Nathan Waksmanare
An Ontario lawyer has notified LAWPRO that her name has been used without her knowledge as a commissioner on an Affidavit of Witness for what appears to be a fraudulent power of attorney using the above names. The lawyer did not commission the Affidavit of Witness and it appears that her signature was forged. To date, two lawyers have contacted this lawyer concerning the Power of Attorney, with respect to a proposed real estate transaction. It appears that an attempt is being made to find a...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] How People Search for Lawyers: The Consumer Law Revolution
In the early days of the Internet, some lawyers did very well for themselves by being among the first to have a website or a blog. As more law firms launched web pages and it became a more crowded field,...
[PA Law Practice Management] Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Seminar
It’s not too late to sign up for “Using Trial Tools in the High Tech Courtroom” which happens tomorrow, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Berks County.  The seminar is being hosted from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the High-Tech Courtroom –  Reading Station of the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  It qualifies for 2.0 Hours Substantive CLE credit. The presentation will demonstrate many of the available PC and iPad tools for trial attorneys to use in...
[Avoid a Claim] Phishing scam warning from LexisNexis
We are forwarding a warning from LexisNexis regarding a phishing attempt aimed at their customers. The fake email can be found below (click to enlarge it), and is a good example of how real phishing messages can look, especially if they appear to be from someone you know and deal with. There is good advice here on recognizing these scams and not getting taken in by them. Dear Customer, Ensuring information security is a top priority for us at LexisNexis, so I wanted to take a moment to address...
[Law Technology Today] Should Lawyers Use Encryption?
In the 104th edition of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss encryption. The recent news coverage of the NSA surveillance has everyone talking about who can access their data, and this is especially relevant to practicing attorneys,  who have to consider both their own data as well as that of their clients. According to your hosts, 30% of lawyers are using encryption to secure files and only 24% are using it to send email. This poses the question: Has the time for...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Tony Yomex
A New York lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Tony Yomex looking to retain him with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: Subject: Re: Hello From: privatedata1@yahoo.com Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:49:34 -0400 To:...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Catherine Hu of Ota Shoten Shinji Leasing Company
A lawyer in Ireland notified us that he received an email from the purported Catherine Hu of Ota Shoten Shinji Leasing Company with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Date: Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 2:03 AM Subject: debt recovery To: Attn: Counsel, On behalf of Ota Shoten Ota Shinji Leasing Company...