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 names Christopher Suarez and Anping County Yuda Expanded Metal Factory
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Christopher Suarez of Anping County Yuda Expanded Metal Factory 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...
[Reid My Blog] Top Ten Takeaways from ABA TECHSHOW 2014
    TECHSHOW Week is always great fun. This was my 16th year in attendance and my 10th as part of the faculty. Despite being diligent to answer emails and voicemails during TECHSHOW, it takes a few days to clear the Inbox and my desktop of messages and tasks. With much of that now behind me, I’ve had time to organize my top takeaways from the conference: 1. Lawyers-turned-software developers showcasing new cloud-based practice management systems were prominent throughout the Exhibit Hall. Many...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Quickie Tips and Tricks for the iPhone and iPad
And for the iDevice users – here are tips and tricks cultivated from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW: Why #iPad is better than laptop at trial? Makes you Johnny-on-the- spot for info to share w/ Judge and Jury. @jeffrichardson – via … Continue reading →
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Going Paperless – Techshow Style
♫  There’s a bridge I don’t know how to cross yet I need your hand To hold along the way..♫ Music and lyrics by: Tozer, Faye/lauper, Cyndi/pilsford, Jan/irn, Jasper, recorded by Steps. Since I am just recently back from ABA Techshow in Chicago which was held last week, I thought this blog post could be an amalgam of the sessions that touched on going paperless that I saw as well as the management issues that were raised in these sessions. To start, there are “Three Key...
[Law Technology Today] ABA TECHSHOW, in Pictures
Visually storytelling has permeated online content, most notably as infographics and memes. At ABA TECHSHOW, you may have noticed large, colorful drawings in the Expo Hall, depicting information from sessions and Rick Klau’s keynote. Those large, colorful drawings were sponsored by MyCase, Inc., who brought visual artist Stephanie Crowley of Chrysalis Studios, adding a new dimension to ABA TECHSHOW. Crowley went to various sessions, such as iPad for Litigators, Facebook for your Law Firm...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Once You Go Mac, You Never Go Back
Macs in the law office continue to gain traction. Why you ask? Find out from the experts at the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW: The Mac Philosophy “Time is Money for Attorneys – You need (the) best computer that works the way … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for March 2014
March was our busiest fraud-tracking month yet in terms of emails received from lawyers. We got 470 emails from lawyers informing us that they’d been targetted by fraudsters, and we posted 17 new alerts. 76% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 16% from Ontario, 1% from elsewhere in Canada and 7% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘’ orginated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in March sorted by scenario...
[SC Small Firm] Big news for iPad users!
It’s finally here – Microsoft has released Office for iPad! You can now download the Microsoft Office app suite, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad, in Apple’s App Store. While it’s free to download these apps, the free version only allows you to view documents. You must subscribe to Office 365 Home (about $99/year) to edit or create documents. However, the free apps DO allow you to show PowerPoint presentations on the iPad which is great for lawyers who use their iPads...
[Law Technology Today] Kennedy-Mighell Report Talks Legal Ethics and Cybersecurity
Since 2009, the FBI has warned that law firms have cybersecurity problems with potentially far-reaching consequences. For lawyers, cybersecurity is an issue from a practical and ethical standpoint. Where do ethics rules and cybersecurity measures intersect? Should data encryption become standard? How is “reasonable security measures” defined today? Will the definition hold as technology continues to evolve? Will multifactor authentication be enough? Biometrics? What can lawyers do...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Cool TECHSHOW Apps
This is no April Fool’s Joke - as promised yesterday, here are more tweets curated with the help of Tweet Archivist from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW.  Today’s focus – cool apps! For the Android New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in … Continue reading →