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

[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers”
The ABA Law Practice Division is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers this spring. Pre-order your copy today at a 15% discount! The legal community is notorious for generating paper—and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper devotees how to run their law offices digitally. In just one hour, you will learn to: Get your...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] In Appreciation…
♫ Even though you’re going through hell Just keep on going Let the demons dwell Just wish them well…♫  Lyrics by Neil Peart, music by Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson, recorded by Rush. Yesterday I taught the first class of the 2014 term on legal technology for the Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program at the University of Toronto law school. We started the session with everyone giving a bit of background on who there are, where they went to law school, what type of law they...
[Avoid a Claim] Come visit our booths at OBA Institute 2014
LAWPRO/practicePRO and TitlePLUS will each have a booth in the Exhibitors Hall at OBA Insitute 2014. At the TitlePLUS booth you’ll be able to meet our consultants and learn more about what makes the TitlePLUS program unique from other providers, and the practicePRO table will be full of current and past issues of LAWPRO Magazine and other risk management resources. And remember to claim your LAWPRO Risk Management credit for each Institute program you attend (up to the maximum of two).
[Law Technology Today] 8 Best Practices for Moving Your Firm to the Cloud
Are you still weighing the pros and cons of cloud computing? Planning on moving your firm to the cloud this year? A seamless transition to the cloud can be achievable if you do your research and address the concerns ahead of time. Follow along with Cloud9 Real Time as they take us through eight best practices for moving to the cloud. Join us on Wednesday, February 19th at 2p.m. ET for 8 Best Practices for Moving Your Firm to the Cloud.  About the Free Webinar: 8 Best Practices for Moving Your...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement scam using the name Chevardiere Jacqueline
A firm in New York has notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Chevardiere Jacqueline with regards to an employee injury settlement scam. 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 of how...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Anna Styrud and Diamyd Medical AB
Lawyers in Ontario and New York notified us that they received an email from the purported Anna Styrud of Diamyd Medical AB 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Coping with Gmail Outages
Many lawyers rely on Gmail and Google Calendar as part of their practice management routine.  But what happens when Google experiences an outage, data corruption, or data loss? According to Business Insider, Google’s own redundant backups ensure that you will eventually … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: A Backup Could Save Your Practice After a Cybercrime Incident
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for January 2014
After a relatively quiet December, the fraudsters seem to have returned to work in January. We got 208 emails and posted 20 new fraud warning posts (up from 12 in December). 55% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 33% from Ontario, 3% from elsewhere in Canada and 10% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ orginated. (click to enlarge) In addition to the usual bad cheque email scams, we reported on an Ontario lawyer who was contacted...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Osamu Mizuno and Adtec Engineering
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Osamu Mizuno of Adtec Engineering 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...