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] Business loan collection fraud using the name Heinz Schmucki
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Heinz Schmucki looking to retain him 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 an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts
Here is an announcement from the Oregon Secretary of State on the new Notary Public Program: The 2013 Oregon Legislature adopted the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts, completely replacing the old notarial statutes with modern and standard language. Please … Continue reading →
[SC Small Firm] Free Webinar: Champagne Technology on a Beer Budget
The South Carolina Bar’s Practice Management Program (PMAP) will host the final free webinar of the summer on Wednesday, August 28 at 12:00p.m. EST. This presentation is designed to give you a master checklist of everything your practice needs from a technology perspective, whether you’re starting a new firm or overhauling an existing one. You’ll also pick up some great tips and tricks for finding the best deals on the tech your office needs. Space is limited, so please...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Du Heong Kim
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Du Heong Kim looking to retain him 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 more of an explanation of how...
[Law Technology Today] The New and Much Improved Facebook Page Insights
If you have a Facebook page for your law firm, you may have noticed the option to try out Facebook’s new page insights. Although the insights feature was always available, the improved version provides much more information and data. So, what’s new? External Referrers Under the “Page Visits” tab, you will see a section titled “External Referrers.” This part is extremely beneficial to see how Facebook users are arriving at your page. If they are coming from your website, perhaps those...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Practice Pitfalls – Franchise Law
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article dealing with franchise law. Click here to read the full article “Practice Pitfalls”. Acting for franchisors can be particularly risky for lawyers, warns LAWPRO Claims Counsel Anna Reggio. Although some franchisors are large multinationals, many...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection fraud using the names Rosalie Lopez and Michael Oneal
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Rosalie Lopez looking to retain him 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 an...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Gorge Qin and Renesas Electronics Corporation
A Minnesota lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Gorge Qin of Renesas Electronics Corporation looking to retain him 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection fraud using the name Helen Polase
A New Brunswick lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Helen Polase looking to retain him 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 an...
[Law Technology Today] Email Shortcuts: Faster and Safer
Chances are good that the bulk of the email you send each week goes to a handful of the same people – your assistant, a partner, your spouse, and so forth.  The time you spend creating each email and addressing it can add up, and each new message becomes an opportunity to inadvertently type in the wrong email address. Email shortcuts are an easy way to save a few seconds and cut down on the risk of a misdirected email.  An email shortcut is an icon on your desktop that, when double-clicked,...