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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] LawPro Creates Cybercrime Coverage
<em>♫ Digital, criminals you’ll make meals in cyber-crime Let’s all plan ahead, 2 times, I keep the chimes to a great mind… ♫</em> Lyrics and music by <a href=”http://www.lyrics.net/lyric/2136080″>GZA, Inspectah Deck, Killah Priest.</a> LawPro, the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) has announced that they will be providing a $250,000 submit coverage for eligible cybercrime losses in the 2014 policy year. LawPro is a...
[Law Technology Today] Now available: “LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition”
One of the ABA’s bestselling books has been fully updated and revised for our readers and members. LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, Second Edition, reflects significant changes to LinkedIn’s layout and functionality made in the past year. In just one hour, this book will help you: Set up a LinkedIn account Create a robust, dynamic profile—and take advantage of new multimedia options Build your connections Get up to speed on new features such as Endorsements, Influencers, Contacts, and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Mitsuaki Minabe and Hokuriku Electric
A Florida lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Mitsuaki Minabe of Hokuriku Electric Co looking to retain him 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Adam Keller and Dent-O-Care Ltd
An Ohio lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Adam Keller of Dent-O-Care Ltd looking to retain him 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...
[The Last Word] Say Bye-Bye to Windows XP
Unfortunately, when it comes to Windows XP, the party’s over.  Microsoft will officially end support for XP Service Pack 3 and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This operating system has been around for more than 10 years and it has been extremely stable, allowing law firms and other businesses to work without having to […]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name James Petterson
A Texas lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported James Petterson 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Alana Harrison
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Alana Harrison looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Fraud Page for more of an...
[The Last Word] New Phishing Scam Targets IOLTA Account Holders
Several Alabama lawyers have contacted the Alabama Law Foundation regarding an email phishing scam. The lawyers all received email messages from an individual calling himself Chris Cisneros of National Bankruptcy Services, LLC and stating that each had send out a check, drawn on his or her IOLTA account, which couldn’t be paid due to insufficient […]
[Law Technology Today] Practical Encryption: Backing Up Your Data
Scenario: Like most law firms, your data is growing day by day and you want to make sure you’re both (a) backing up that data, and (b) keeping the data secure. Typical Solution: While most lawyers have developed good habits regarding backup, the security of that backup file is rarely discussed or addressed.  Files are often simply copied to an external drive or burned onto DVD/CD. Problem: There’s a tendency to view backup files as something separate and distinct from your active files, and as...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Caroline Berube
An Ontario lawyer and one in North Carolina notified us that they received an email from the purported Caroline Berube looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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...