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] H H Gregg Needs to Learn About Customer Service
I purchased a Danby Wine Cooler from the H H Gregg Montgomeryville, PA store in late 2011.  I did my research at the big box stores, and even visited a few.  They had the right model at the right price. I also bought the extended warranty. Normally I don’t, because they’re not a great deal.  In this case, it was priced right, too.  The salesman was fast and courteous, and self-installation went smoothly. My cooler recently stopped working.  I visited the store personally to find out...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Hitoshi Tanimura and Japan Aerospace Corporation
A New York firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Hitoshi Tanimura and Japan Aerospace Corporation looking to 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...
[Law Technology Today] Secrets of Google Voice Setup that I Wish Someone had Told Me
Note: I use Safari, so this might not apply if you do not use Safari. I understand this might have been easier if I used Google Chrome. I have had Google Voice for about six years. I originally got it so I could use it to give to guys when they asked me for my phone number. I didn’t want to give them my cell number in case they were crazy stalkers, and at that time there was no way to block incoming calls (at least on my carrier and/or phone at the time). With Google Voice, you can block...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tatsuo Higuchi and Otsuka Holdings
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Tatsuo Higuchi and Otsuka Holdings looking to 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Cyber Security and Data Breach Response
“Cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.”  Barack Obama, President of the United States The Identity Theft Resource Center has documented over 500 data breaches in 2014 through early September.  This … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] 8 Essential Functions for the Right Task Manager
On any given day, there is a lengthy list of items to be completed. Phone calls. Emails. New client meetings. Followups. In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss taming the to-do list, their own approaches to using technology to help with task management, and questions every lawyer should ask when looking for a management tool to suit their needs. Kennedy shapes his list management around David Allen’s “Getting Things Done,” a system which allows him...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] What is Your Job Description?
The Law Practice Magazine Sept/Oct 2014 issue is out and the theme is law firm Finance. As always. there is lots of good content, including Starting a Financial Relationship With Your Client- Packaging your fee agreement with an eye toward...
[PA Law Practice Management] In What World is a Trip to the ER Romantic?
More of my readers know me through printed word, rather than in person.  So I can understand how you might be puzzled by the title.  As Desi would say, “Lucy, you’ve got a lot of ‘splaining to do!”  This is certainly a departure from my usual postings, but has to be written. My fifth wedding anniversary was September 12th.  On the previous day, my husband took me to the ER.  One of many such trips in our relatively short relationship.  As we were led into room #10, I realized that it was the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Not Your Average Business Plan
Credit: rno (Flickr) Do you have a business plan for your practice?  If you are like most of the attorneys I speak with, you don’t currently have one and you cringe at the thought of it. I used to recommend writing a business plan as both the first step to going into practice and to grow or streamline an existing practice, but after enough push back from attorneys, I realized that my efforts were futile.  Yes, business planning is essential for attorneys; by writing down your plan you are...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jake Clayworth and G + S Engineering
Firms in California and Wisconsin notified us that they received an email from the purported Jake Clayworth of G + S Engineering looking to 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...