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

[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Helpful Practice Aid: Trust Account Reconciliation
Trust Account Reconciliation
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Helpful Practice Aid: Client Ledger Card and Trust Account Journal
Client Ledger Card and Trust Journal
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Cautionary Tales: Trust Account Woes
There is nothing worse for a lawyer than finding out there is less money in the trust account than is expected. This is money belonging to clients entrusted into the lawyer’s safekeeping. What happened?! Assessment: 1. Have you been doing monthly Three-Way Reconciliations? This reconciles the sum of all client trust account balances with the trust account deposits and disbursements journal or check book register with the reconciled trust account bank statement. The PLF has a handy form...
[Avoid a Claim] Teraview tip: Is searching by municipal address getting you the right property?
Do you search by municipal address when using Teraview software? LAWPRO defence counsel have reported seeing construction liens filed on the wrong property where lawyers solely relied on municipal addresses. Note that Teraview presents you with an onscreen caution that “Addresses are approximate.” It is the legal description that determines which property is being impacted. Of course, prior to electronic land registration, all searches were conducted based on the legal description. This helped...
[Law Practice Advisor] From iPads to High Heels: What Attorneys Can Learn from Apple and Zappos
Pepperoni Pizza (Photo credit: mhaithaca) What can attorneys learn from companies like Apple and Zappos? A great deal, according to Jack Newton, co-founder, president and CEO of cloud-based law practice management company, Clio. So, what does selling shoes and iPads have to do with the legal profession? According to Mr. Newton, who addressed a room full of attorneys during the keynote address at our fourth annual ‘super’ marketing conference, it’s all about the customer; or, in this case, it’s...

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[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Eng Bonham Steven and Adey Steel Ltd
Firms in Kansas and Minnesota notified us that they received an email from the purported Eng Bonham Steven of Adey Steel 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Eric Henry
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Eric Henry 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...
[Law Technology Today] Privacy Implications of the FBI’s Facial Recognition Database
The focus has been on the National Security Agency and its sweeping monitoring and collection of communications. PBS Frontline did a two-part series, and has followed that up with posts on a secret, elite hacking unit, how the NSA can get into your computer and your iPhone. All of that takes place behind the scenes, however. The FBI is more, how to put it…in your face. Called the Next Generation Identification system, or NGI, it’s designed for multimodal identification of biometric...
[Law Technology Today] Lifehacker, Law Hacks and Preventative Lawyering
I am an avid reader of the website Lifehacker. Every day, there are new posts on an incredible range of topics with the single goal of making life easier. Recently, for example, there were hacks on making cold-brew coffee, winning an argument and reducing energy bills through smart landscaping. It seems to me that Lifehacker absolutely lives up to its motto: Tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done. I’ve noticed too that Lifehacker has a way of pinpointing issues in my daily...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Digital Edge Podcast- The Best of Legal Tech for Solo and Small Firms 2014
So what is the best legal technology for solo & small firm lawyers? Our Digital Edge podcast attempts to answer part of that question when Sharon Nelson and I interview her husband and co-author John Simek about that topic. Sharon...