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] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Recruiting Lawyers – How to Hire the Best Talent
The greatest asset to any law firm is its intellectual capital-the lawyers. Recognizing the importance and complexity of lawyer recruitment, authors Shannon and Manch have thoroughly researched law firm hiring practices and its many shifts over the past 30 years. Recruiting Lawyers is the culmination of their efforts, providing you with practical searching and screening strategies, smart hiring practices, and constructive ideas that you can incorporate immediately into your recruitment...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Lawyers on Client Boards: Handle With Care!
It is easy to understand why a corporate client might ask her lawyer to sit on the board of directors. The lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to create the company, and will have a solid understanding of the corporation’s objectives, its relationships with industry partners, suppliers, customers and others, and the challenges it faces in the marketplace. It is also easy to understand why a lawyer might be honoured by, and readily accept, such an invitation. However,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Siwan Park of Renesas Electronics
A lawyer in Washington, DC has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Siwan Park of Renesas Electronics with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: Siwan Park [mailto:esakileo88@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:11 PM To: info Subject: Legal Rep  Siwan Park an...
[Law Technology Today] The Endurance and Evolution of Technology
A recent article, “Technological extinction, Only the digital dies,” in the January 26, 2013 issue of The Economist, got me thinking. The article started with the premise that “The ‘paperless office’ has earned a proud place on lists of technological promises that did not come to pass.” It concluded with the idea that “digital technologies may prove to be more ephemeral than their predecessors.” After dissing the paperless office, the article went on to trumpet the durability of carbon paper,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Ethical Minefield of Using Social Media for Investigation
In late February, the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors approved OSB Formal Opinion No. 2013-189.  Following in the footsteps of opinions about metadata (187) and cloud computing (188), the bar seeks to address the ethical minefield of using social media to investigate an opposing party, a witness, or a juror. The scenario is as follows: Lawyer wishes [...]
[SC Small Firm] Keep your batteries charged.
Since most of us regularly recharge our smartphones and tablets, we don’t often think about having a battery backup plan. To avoid being caught in a situation where your mobile device’s battery is on the verge of dying, read Dennis Kennedy’s recent blog post, Keeping Your Mobile Devices Charged. His number one tip: pack an extension cord in your briefcase! He also points to another helpful post from TechHive titled 10 Tips to keep your mobile devices charged and happy. Also check out Mophie...
[Law Practice Advisor] Tips on Getting Paid
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP.  In this week’s tip, we provide a number of tips on how to get paid for your services.  Click here to read the tip.

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[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Checklist for client/case screening
This checklist is taken from practicePRO’s Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship booklet. In the case of a new client, identify through independent means the client for whom you are going to act. Don’t get caught with an imposter on your hands. First impressions often provide a helpful signal about the potential relationship. Trust your instincts. You owe a duty of loyalty, independent judgment and confidentiality to every client. Is there any apparent or potential conflict of...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Olec Erikkson of Bjordal IndustrierAS
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Olec Erikkson of Bjordal IndustrierAS with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: Olec Erikkson Subject: Litigation case Date: March 22, 2013 7:44:47 AM EDT To: Reply-To: oleckson@hotmail.com Dear Counsel, We are...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Fady Mahmoud
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Fady Mahmoud looking to retain them 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 email: From: fady mahmood [mailto:mahmoodfady@gmail.com] Sent: 2013 March 21 18:24 To: Subject: Fady...