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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] GTA Lawyers Take Note of New Motion Practice Direction (Toronto)
On November 18, 2013, the Toronto Motions Scheduling Unit circulated an email with details of a new scheduling policy. The contents of that message are as follows: Please make note of the following important new information for the Motions & Scheduling Unit: As of November 18, 2013, any date requisitioned for a motion will be vacated if the notice of motion is not filed with payment for the motion within 10 days after the motion has been scheduled. As of November 18, 2013, the motions...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resourec: Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship
Lawyer/client communication-related errors are the biggest cause of malpractice claims. By cost and count, more than one-third of LAWPRO claims involved this type of error. Most claims arise out of fundamental failures in the lawyer/client relationship – failures such as inadequate client-case screening, poor communication and insufficient systems, trails and record-keeping. The Managing the Lawyer/Client Relationship guides you through the various stages of a relationship with a client...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Maria Hernandez
A South Carolina firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Maria Hernandez looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Oswald Banfield and Barreett Steel Limited
Firms in Colorado and Montana notified us that they received an email from the purported Oswald Banfield and Barreett Steel Limited looking to retain them with regards assisting on corporate matters, but in reality is likely a lead-up to a commercial debt collection scam or similar kind of scam. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Video: A Lawyer’s Toolbox – Tools for Getting the Job Done
With every profession, new tools can be incorporated to boost productivity and efficiency. In this webinar from the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Amicus Attorney, discover the valuable tools lawyers need to get the job done. Thank you to our sponsor.  The post Video: A Lawyer’s Toolbox – Tools for Getting the Job Done appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Avoid a Claim] Excess insurance offers peace of mind to lawyers and law firms
Would your exposure on a negligence claim be over the individual lawyer’s $1 million per claim or $2 million in the aggregate limits offered under the LAWPRO policy for the Law Society of Upper Canada program (the “primary policy”)? Excess insurance – insurance that covers you for claims after the limits under the primary policy are exhausted – offers peace of mind for lawyers, no matter what their practice entails. Regardless of whether you are considering a first time purchase of excess...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Konatsu Ayumu
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Konatsu Ayumu looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Now Available: “Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers”
LP Publishing’s long awaited Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson is now available! Order your copy today to master Adobe Acrobat editions X and XI in just one hour. Most lawyers now encounter PDFs, and many own Adobe Acrobat—the most widely used software for working with PDFs. But most attorneys are confused about how to work efficiently with PDFs. Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers is written for lawyers and legal professionals who want to be more organized by making...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Futabatei Arishima and Adamant Kogyo Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Futabatei Arishima of Adamant Kogyo Co. looking to retain them with regards assisting on corporate matters, but in reality is likely a lead-up to a commercial debt collection scam or similar kind of scam. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] GTA lawyers take note of New Motion Practice Direction (Toronto)
On November 18, 2013, the Toronto Motions Scheduling Unit circulated an email with details of a new scheduling policy. The contents of that message are as follows: Please make note of the following important new information for the Motions & Scheduling Unit: As of November 18, 2013, any date requisitioned for a motion will be vacated if the notice of motion is not filed with payment for the motion within 10 days after the motion has been scheduled. As of November 18, 2013, the motions...