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

[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 →
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Tales of Horror: Six things LAWPRO hates to see in a real estate transaction
Kathleen Waters, CEO of LAWPRO, reveals which protestations from claims-plagued real estate lawyers are the least musical to her ears. When I talk about the disturbing escalation we have seen in claims costs in the past few years, I am often asked why real estate claims are so prominent, and what can be done to get these claims under control. Besides the usual advice about careful review of transaction details, effective and regular lawyer-client communication, and good general practice...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Shawn Caver
A Texas firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Shawn Caver 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 of how...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Jyoung Josh and Ikeda Publishing
A firm in Maryland has reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Jyoung Josh of Ikeda Publishing Co with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is also part...
[Law Technology Today] Securing Your PDF Files (Free Book Excerpt from “Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers”)
Excerpted and adapted from Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson, published by the ABA Law Practice Division. PDF files are potentially more secure than paper documents, at least if you apply security to them. PDF security isn’t infallible, but it’s important for lawyers to know how to enable it, and to know what it can and can’t do. 1. Two Types of Security Acrobat allows you to lock down PDF files in two ways: (1) to prevent a user from opening a PDF without a “document open...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Virtual Law Firm Basics and Benefits
Technological advancements are changing client expectations and evolving the legal profession. In this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Clio, discover how virtual law firm tools can help you become more efficient and help small firms gain a competitive edge over larger firms. Thank you to our sponsor Clio. The post Video: Virtual Law Firm Basics and Benefits appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Tales of Horror: Death of a Case by Admin Dismissal
The number of claims we’re seeing based on the administrative (Rule 48) dismissal of an action continues to grow at an alarming rate, as do the costs for these claims. As the new procedure for these dismissals becomes old news, courts are becoming less amenable to our repair efforts. The list of acceptable excuses for delay continues to shrink; the incidence of delay does not. Lawyers need to have reliable systems in place to identify languishing files, and need to take the initiative to move...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Thoughts on Fantasy Football and Lawyers
On crisp fall Sunday afternoons, many NFL fans are wrapped up in following football games-- on television and via mobile devices. Whether they watch in a sports bar or in their living room, they cheer loudly for the big plays....
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Thoughts on Fantasy Football and Lawyers
On crisp fall Sunday afternoons, many NFL fans are wrapped up in following football games-- on television and via mobile devices. Whether they watch in a sports bar or in their living room, they cheer loudly for the big plays....
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Drummond Sutherland
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Drummond Sutherland 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...