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 Park Cheng and Renasas Electronics
An Ontario lawyer and one in Texas notified us that they received an email from the purported Park Cheng, on behalf of Renasas Electronics, 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...
[Avoid a Claim] “Take Good Care of the Ones You Love” article on the importance of wills
This article by Bob Aaron originally appeared in the Toronto Star on February 8, 2014. It caught our eye not only because it stresses the importance of having a will, but also because it encourages people to think about ‘digital assets’ in addition to the more traditional assets. That’s something we’ve done blog posts on in the past (here and here). Here’s an offbeat gift suggestion for Valentine’s Day this week. And, no, not a variation on chocolates, flowers, perfume...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Yasuo Masumoto and Kubota Manufacturing
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Yasuo Masumoto of Kubota Manufacturing 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Kim Chihu
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Diana Mills 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 Fraud...
[SC Small Firm] Apple’s Recent Security Flaw – Update Your Devices!
Apple recently released a security update for its mobile operating system, iOS, to fix a dangerous security flaw that leaves iPhone and iPad users open to attack. Users are particularly susceptible on public wi-fi, as the vulnerability allows hackers to intercept communications such as email and logins. The vulnerability also affects Mac computers and this afternoon, Apple released a patch for Mac computers to deal with the same security flaw. Click here to read more about Apple’s...
[Avoid a Claim] Major Apple security flaw requires that you update your iPhone or iPad
Apple fans often brag that Apple devices are far less susceptible to hackers and security breaches than PCs and other devices. While that was the case in the past, you can no longer use Apple devices and blissfully assume you can’t or won’t be hacked or infected with malware. Last Friday, without a lot of fanfare, Apple released iOS update 7.0.6. iPads and iPhones use the iOS operating system. This update fixes a coding mistake that could allow a hacker to capture the information you think you...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Major Apple Security Flaw Requires That You Update Your iPhone or iPad
Apple fans often brag that Apple devices are far less susceptible to hackers and security breaches than PCs and other devices. While that was the case in the past, you can no longer use Apple devices and blissfully assume you can’t or won’t be hacked or infected with malware. Last Friday, without a lot of fanfare, Apple released iOS update 7.0.6. iPads and iPhones use the iOS operating system. This update fixes a coding mistake that could allow a hacker to capture the information you think you...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Technology Update: Office 365 – Free CLE
On March 4, 2014 the OSB Professional Liability Fund will offer Technology Update: Office 365. This FREE seminar will provide an overview of Office 365, a cloud-based productivity service hosted by Microsoft.  Office 365 includes Microsoft Office applications that work with other services including … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Oh Baby! Preparing for Maternity and Family Leave as a Solo Practitioner
children (Photo credit: huntz) As a solo practitioner, the buck stops with you. You cannot pick up and take a hot air balloon ride around the globe anytime you well please, even though you might like to.  You owe your clients duties, and, even once you’ve taken care of their needs, you have those oh so fun administrative responsibilities to worry about.  Now, throw a new baby in the mix, and your head might explode.  Before you take maternity or family leave, you must prepare.  That...
[Compujurist] Dropbox updates its TOS: Adds Government Data Requests Principals
Dropbox has a bit of a history when it comes to securing your information and who has access to it. Dropbox recently announced changes in its Terms of Service and its Privacy policy. The interesting piece of this to me is the Government Data Requests Principals in the Privacy Policy.