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

[PA Law Practice Management] The Latest Fraudulent Bank Check Scam
You are probably wondering why the scam artists keep coming up with new ways to try to rip you off.  It’s because they are well paid to do it by uninformed people who take their bait, including attorneys throughout the U.S.  Here’s the latest: Sir/Ma We are a Chinese Company based in the Hong Kong involved in the production and exportation of semi Finished steel products such as, Low alloy vessels, Carbon plates, Ship Building plates and Plates for boiler/Vessel to Canada and USA....
[Law Technology Today] Video: Increasing Productivity Through Billing
What if you could get your client bills out sooner and get paid faster? There are ways to generate bills that will improve your bottom line and increase productivity. In this webinar hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, discover how to take advantage of the many opportunities for more efficient billing practices. Thank you to our Sponsor Featured image: “High angle view of an young brunette working at her office desk with documents and laptop. Businesswoman working on paperwork...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Mighty Business Plan: Part One
Originally posted on NWSidebar:Six reasons to develop a business plan, plus a template to get you started! Six reasons to develop a business plan, plus a template to get you started! In the June WSBA Legal Lunchbox CLE, a poll…
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque fraud using the name Shiko Hanamura
An Ontario realtor told us they’ve been contacted by the purported Shiko Hanamura with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works see our Confirmed Fraud page. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud. Here is the email to the realtor: From : Shiko Email : hanamurashiko@gmail.com Message : Hello, I am Mr. Shiko Hanamura, a Japanese origin. I need a single family home, 4 bedroom with bath, a garage,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Kevin Loughran and Loughran Motor Company
A Maryland firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kevin Loughran of Loughran Motor Company 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...
[Law Technology Today] What SOC 2 Type II Certification Means
Earlier this month, Brittany Farb emailed me to let me know that Keeper Security, a password manager I reviewed from Techweek Chicago, received SOC 2 Type II Certification. To achieve that certification, the following areas of Keeper’s policies and practices were reviewed: Infrastructure: The physical and hardware components of a system. Software: The programs and operating software of a system. People: The personnel involved in the operation and use of a system. Procedures: The...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO defends lawyers: ‘No negligence where lawyer relies on client’s waiver of searches’
LAWPRO defends a wide variety of cases in any given year. In almost 80 per cent of the claims files we handle, there is ultimately no finding of negligence against the lawyer that was the subject of a claim. Occasionally, our work on a lawyer’s behalf is made easier by having compelling facts on our side. But even where the facts are more balanced, LAWPRO counsel strive to put forward rigorous and well supported defences on the part of our insured − not only to avoid a loss in any particular...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] ABA Seeks Nominees for Blawg 100 - Top Legal Blogs
The American Bar Association is once again seeking nominations for its annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. You can find the form here (scroll to the bottom). While my blog hasn’t made this list in the last few...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Martha Burnham
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Martha Burnham 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Wilcox Ben
A Nova Scotia firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Wilcox Ben 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...