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] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Funds handling – and the benefits of wire transfers
The recent increase in the number of frauds – many involving counterfeit financial instruments – have been a wake-up call to the bar on two fronts: First – fraudsters are targeting all lawyers, not only real estate practitioners. Formore on this, see the article Fraud: A growing problem affecting all lawyers in this issue. Second – that there is some confusion about how financial instruments move through the Canadian payments system and how lawyers can verify that funds deposited to their...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Miyahara Yu and GoerTek Inc
Four Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Miyahara Yu of GoerTek Inc 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 of...
[Law Technology Today] Become a Business Matchmaker by Sharing LinkedIn Profiles
You might be overlooking a simple, powerful feature of LinkedIn that will help you introduce two of your connections who don’t know each other, but should. A friend of mine (to protect his identity and introduce a bit of mystery into this post, let’s call him “A”) called me a few weeks ago to update me on his move to a new city. While we were talking, I realized I had another friend (let’s call him “B”) who would be a great person for A to talk to. I remembered that B was in the same state, but...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Your Law Firm Ban Google Glass?
Whether to ban Google Glass is undoubtedly not on your law firm's radar right now. Most of the partners have never heard of Google Glass. And the product is not even available to the public yet. Now it is only...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Your Law Firm Ban Google Glass?
Whether to ban Google Glass is undoubtedly not on your law firm's radar right now. Most of the partners have never heard of Google Glass. And the product is not even available to the public yet. Now it is only...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Your Law Firm Ban Google Glass?
Whether to ban Google Glass is undoubtedly not on your law firm's radar right now. Most of the partners have never heard of Google Glass. And the product is not even available to the public yet. Now it is only...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Will Your Law Firm Ban Google Glass?
Whether to ban Google Glass is undoubtedly not on your law firm's radar right now. Most of the partners have never heard of Google Glass. And the product is not even available to the public yet. Now it is only...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Asked to Swear an Affidavit to Support a Former Criminal Client’s Appeal? Call Your E&O Insurer First.
This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO. From a malpractice claims perspective, criminal law may not be as safe an area of practice as you might think: LAWPRO sees over 30 criminal law claims per year on average. These claims are sometimes complicated by steps taken by lawyers who take certain dangerous DIY steps in the name of claim “self-repair”. One of the most common bases for claims against criminal lawyers is “ineffective assistance of counsel”. This...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Introduction to Law Firm Practice
Navigating your way through a law firm practice can be overwhelming, especially in larger firms. A firm is made up of equity and non-equity partners, senior attorneys, senior associates, “Of Counsel” designates, associates, and interns, in addition to the paralegals, managers, and support staff that all help make a law firm run effectively and efficiently. Introduction to Law Firm Practice, is a systematic study of how lawyers practice law at private firms and will help you...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] October is the Time to Report Abandoned Funds
Are you holding unclaimed or abandoned client funds in your trust account?  If the answer is yes, October is the month to pay the funds over to the bar and send the paperwork to the Department of State Lands. What … Continue reading →