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] 7 steps to a healthier work day
Studies indicate that we are now sitting more than ever in history. With the advent of modern technology and a more sedentary lifestyle, tasks have become increasingly repetitive. This combination of static posture and limited movement impact the way our bodies work, play and heal. Health Canada estimates that musculo-skeletal disorders cost us over $15 billion per year in treatment, rehabilitation and lost productivity. Many fields have emerged to educate people about preventing injuries...
[Law Technology Today] 5 Ways to Inform and Educate Clients
It is your job as a legal concierge to tap into the wealth of information that your firm possesses in order to make relevant and important information available to your clients. You should regularly monitor state and federal rules, statutes, executive orders, court rulings, and similar strands that make up the country’s legal tapestry and put that information into a central repository that’s accessible to every lawyer in your firm. Many firms are not only aggregating the information; they are...
[PA Law Practice Management] Ransomware (malware) on Cell Phones
  We thought that our cell phones were safe from ransomware, like CryptoLocker, which has been infecting hundreds of thousands of computers in the U.S.  Not so!  A recent article in CNet Daily News reports that there are as many as 5,000 attacks per day.  A mobile threat report from Mobile Lookout Security, which makes security software for smartphones, found 4 million of Lookout’s 60 million users were held hostage last year.  In 2014 they report a 75% increase in mobile threats in...
[Avoid a Claim] The 25 most popular (and least secure) passwords in 2014
Gizmodo has an article on the 25 most popular passwords of 2014, based on compiling millions of stolen passwords made public throughout the year. Many of them are the same unsecure passwords that appeared on the 2013 list. Clearly the public is still going for “easy to remember” rather than “safe and secure”. Here is the list: 123456 password 12345 12345678 qwerty 123456789 1234 baseball dragon football 1234567 monkey letmein abc123 111111 mustang...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud using the name Ishiba Mark
Firms in Ontario and Michigan notified us that they received an email from the purported Ishiba Mark 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Practice Alerts for Oregon Lawyers
Professional Liability Fund Practice Alerts are a quick, easy way for Oregon lawyers to stay informed about developing legal news and practice management announcements. With an RSS feed you can subscribe to alerts and receive new posts automatically in your browser … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Cost Recovery Strategies That Work for the New Legal Market
The business practice of recovering costs directly related to legal matters has been in existence since law firms have been practicing law. A transparent, justifiable, and strategic cost recovery strategy is a vital component of not only a healthy law firm financial strategy, but a vital component of healthy attorney-client and firm-client relationships. Mattern & Associates has completed its 6th bi-annual Cost Recovery Survey, marking a decade of gathering industry-wide data on cost...
[Avoid a Claim] AvoidAClaim a finalist for the 2014 “Clawbies”
We at AvoidAClaim are pleased to have been nominated for the 2014 “Clawbies”, the Canadian Law Blog Awards. Our blog was a finalist in the category of Best Practice Management Blog. The Clawbies “are intended to be a showcase of Canadian legal blogging, and to promote a sense of community.” Their aim is to “inspire ‘social endorsements’ for those Canadians who invest their time blogging about the law, or the legal industry in general.” Congratulations to...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Avoiding Communications Claims in Wills & Estates Law
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tain Tan and Lochuka Steel Holdings
Firms in Georgia and Louisiana notified us that they received an email from the purported Tain Tan and Lochuka Steel Holdings 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...