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] NYSBA Crowdfunding Ethics Opinion
In January and April I blogged about the ethics of crowdfunding. In May, when I co-authored Tread Carefully: Crowdfunding Your Law Practice with Amber Hollister, we reported: No jurisdiction, including Oregon, has published an ethics opinion or other formal guidance on the … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Are you putting your clients’ data at risk?
Sam Glover in The Lawyerist blog asks whether lawyers are making reasonable efforts to protect confidential client data his column 4 Ways Your Are Putting Your Client’s Information at Risk. What are reasonable efforts? Here are the four moderately easy steps lawyers can take to secure the information that has been entrusted to them (for full details click the article above). Encrypt the files Use a Virtual Private Network Use two-factor authentication for key services Use good...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Linda Aioko and KIJ Corporation
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Zuoshang Xu of Hung Hua Construction Corporation looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Zuoshang Xu and Hung Hua Construction Corporation
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Zuoshang Xu of Hung Hua Construction Corporation looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Ryo Suetomi and Eikoh Trading Inc
Three firms in Ontario and the U.S. have notified us that they received an email from the purported Ryo Suetomi of Eikoh Trading Inc looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud)....
[Law Technology Today] Capturing Webpages as Evidence
Attorneys looking to capture and admit online content must consider the ephemeral nature of the Internet and the authentication challenges specific to web-based content. Explore the different approaches courts have used to evaluate the admissibility of online evidence.   Gain insight on: Admissibility risks with capturing online evidence Ways to authenticate webpage evidence under the Federal Rules of Evidence Pros and cons with different methods to capture online content Best practices...
[Law Technology Today] Ethical Pitfalls in Social Media Research, Discovery, and Communications
The New York City and State Bars,30 the Philadelphia Bar31 and the San Diego County Bar32 Associations have provided a number of relevant Discovery of Social Media guidance opinions surrounding issues related to performing research using social media. General Research First, it is perfectly acceptable to search and access social media sites that are freely accessible. The New York Guidance Opinion states, “[an attorney] may access the public pages of another party’s social networking website (...
[PA Law Practice Management] Increasing Emotional Intelligence
The concept of emotional intelligence — EQ — hit my radar screen about 25 – 30 years ago while attending a seminar presentation by Dr. Larry Richard, who at the time was a consultant with Altman Weil.  He is now with LawyerBrain, a consulting practice which helps law firms tackle their most important people issues related to leadership, motivation, talent management, and  managing change. Back then, the concept of emotional intelligence was not on the radar screen of law firms...
[Avoid a Claim] New practicePRO resource: The litigation malpractice claims fact sheet
Created to coincide with the release of our Rule 48.14 Transition Toolkit, the litigation claims fact sheet is the latest in practicePRO’s series of fact sheets. They includes quick claims facts, the main causes of claims against lawyers, hot topics in the particular areas of law, tips for avoiding claims and links to practicePRO resources. The sheets can also be used as program inserts in their own right. The other fact sheets released so far are for criminal law, wills & estates...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Eden West and Dredging & Marine Equipment
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Eden West of Dredging & Marine Equipment looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This appears to be a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our...