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] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Mitsuo Iwai and Hagiwara Electric Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Mitsuo Iwai of Hagiwara Electric Colooking 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...
[Law Technology Today] Is the Cloud Right for My Firm?
I am asked this question all the time. From solos to firms with 15 or 20 attorneys, the question arises – Is the cloud right for my firm? The answer is sometimes; it really depends on the firm. Cloud computing has leveled the playing field and allowed smaller law firms to compete with larger firms by using technology hosted in the cloud. From Exchange servers to practice managements systems, cloud computing has a lot to offer firms of all sizes. However, sometimes it does not make sense...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Eight Practical Precautions to Avoid Rule 48 Claims
This is taken from Know How Administrative Dismissal Claims Happen, and Take Eight Steps To Immunize Yourself Against Them which appears in the September 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. The article also contains the Dimissal Motions: What is the Test? chart by Debra Rolph, LAWPRO's director of resarch. Rule 48 [of the Ontario Rules of Professional Conduct] claims arise when it is alleged that the dismissal of a claim was due to the lawyer’s negligence with respect to either a defended (Rule...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for October 2013
The month of October saw the pace of fraud reports pick up after a relatively quiet August and September. We got 379 emails and posted on 21 new frauds. 47% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 45% from Ontario, 3% from elsewhere in Canada and 5% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ orginated. (click to enlarge) This month brought some good news from Toronto police who arrested two men in Brampton who were running one of...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Takashi Fujiyama
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Takashi Fujiyama 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] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Paul Harrison and Swallow Dental Ltd
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Paul Harrison of Swallow Dental 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] iOS 7 Tips and Tricks
I follow several technology blogs, but one of my favorites is sharechair (“everyday technology for everyday folks.”) Starting with her Update Adventure on September 20, sharechair is posting a series of iOS 7 tips and tricks focusing on new features of Apple’s latest operating … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Dine Law’s Favorite Things (Part 2)
In the first installment of Dine Law’s* favorite technological things, Jet, Heather and Logan explained why the 1) the Mobile Phone; 2) The Cloud; and 3) the Left Handed Mouse keep them motivated and engaged. In this second installment, Erika, Sierra and Diane share three more technologies that you may want to add to your holiday wish list! Most Addictive Personal Gadget: Mobile Phone Most Effective for Work-Life Balance: The Cloud Favorite Tool for Lefty’s in a Right-Handed World: Left-...
[Law Practice Advisor] A Newbie’s Perspective: MILOfest 2013: A Mac-Lovin’ Lawyers Event
This October, I had the opportunity to attend the premier event for Mac lawyer fanatics:  MILOfest.  If you don’t know MILO, you should.  MILO stands for “Macs in the Law Office” and serves as a popular listserv for Mac attorneys to discuss all things Mac-related.  Held in Disney World in Orlando and organized by New Jersey attorney Victor Medina, MILOfest (in its fifth year) is the ultimate gathering of the MILO community.  MILOfest provides Mac attorneys with the opportunity to connect...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Calling all Contract Lawyers: A Must-Attend CLE
Do you provide contract services?  Do you hire contract attorneys?  If so, consider attending this CLE on November 19: Contract Attorneys: Managing Expectations and Getting Paid Tuesday, November 19 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Stoel Rives LLP, 900 SW … Continue reading →