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] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Sawada Kitazawa and Xhinpoon Chemicals
A Minnesota firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Sawada Kitazawa of Xhinpoon Chemicals 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] In Depth: Social Media
Surprise! Social media is not a fad. From networking to marketing to eDiscovery and picking and monitoring juries (yes, really), it plays a role in the practice of law. But what, exactly, is social media? Community. Communication. Storytelling. Social media is an elastic media, meaning it changes and adjusts the more it is used. Twitter started as a way to send quick status updates about what you were doing, and now it’s a news source and a way to organize groups–be it a friendly...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] You are not paranoid when they are watching you
Rarely would I do a blog post just to point out two other writer's blog posts. But there is such a nice connection between today's blog posts from my friends and colleagues, Sharon Nelson of Sensei Enterprises and Bob Ambrogi,...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2014 Solo and Small Firm Practice
♫ I only need to tell myself See what the future holds… ♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by S.P.Y. Just a note that the 2014 Solo and Small Firm Conference early bird rate ends tomorrow…!! This is a CLE-BC conference and we have worked quite hard on the content and the speakers. This is for anyone running or in a solo or small firm practice or thinking of launching one. This is the latest in a series of Solo and Small Firm Conferences that have been hosted by CLE-BC.  It only comes...
[Law Technology Today] In Brief: The Shellshock or “Bash Bug”
Introducing Shellshock.  Also known as the “Bash Bug,” Shellshock exploits a system application found on many computers called Bash that translates “shell” commands into something your device can understand. It impacts Linux and Unix Systems and — brace yourself — Mac OS X.  Confused? Keep reading. What is it? The very geeky answer comes from RedHat’s Security Blog: It is common for a lot of programs to run bash shell in the background. It is often used...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] What Is Your Law Firm's Social Media Strategy?
How law firm can effectively use social media is a topic open for debate. I have seen some very persuasive individuals tell audiences that a social media strategy is absolutely critical for law firms. I have heard from lawyers who...
[Avoid a Claim] Failure to properly balance cultural practices and Canadian commercial standards casts suspicion of fraud over lawyer
In his article “Manage Malpractice Risk by Recognizing Cultural Diversity“, Lorne Shelson (Litigation Director & Counsel in the Specialty Claims Department at LAWPRO) gives five ‘culturally-based’ claims scenarios loosely based on real LAWPRO claims. Here is one scenario: The lawyer belonged to a tight-knit community where loan transactions were rarely documented. Community members generally relied on the word of others with respect to repayment of loans. The...
[Avoid a Claim] Amendments to Rule 48 bring major changes to administrative dismissals
Significant changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure relating to administrative dismissals appear in Ontario Regulation 170/14, published in the September 6, 2014 Ontario Gazette. Specifically, the existing Rules 48.14 (Action not on trial list) and 48.15 (Action abandoned) were revoked, and a new Rule 48.14 (Dismissal of an action for delay) was substituted in their place. For ease of reading, all references to Rule 48.14 in this article are to the new rule, unless noted. In the past three...
[Law Technology Today] Keynote Highlights from the Clio Cloud Conference
Everything is Awesome! That was the theme of this year’s Clio Cloud Conference. In an attempt to outshine last year’s inaugural conference, Clio upped its game this year with a new (gorgeous) venue, more than 450 attendees and more vendors to boot. It started looking like a real technology conference this year, but better than most. Jack Newton and his childhood friend, Rian Gauvreau, started Clio almost six years ago and as the product has matured and added features, their tech conference has...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO base premium stable for fifth consecutive year: Convocation approves LAWPRO 2015 program
LAWPRO is pleased to announce that Convocation of the Law Society of Upper Canada approved its 2015 insurance program for the Ontario Bar. This marks LAWPRO’s 20th anniversary of offering the program. Strong financial results and a moderating claims count have allowed LAWPRO to hold the base premium for the mandatory insurance program at $3,350 for the fifth consecutive year. The 2015 LAWPRO insurance program includes the following updates: Certain e-learning courses offered by Homewood Human...