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

[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] All I Want for Christmas is a Smart-Phone-Watch
I consider myself to be an early adopter, willing to take a chance on new technology, patient or self-loathing enough to sift through videos when it doesn’t work just right, or do what the commercials promised in 2 seconds flat. But this year, I’m looking for efficiency, function, and style. Specifically and in that order. […]
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Address security vulnerabilities by installing operating system and program updates
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Trang Duong
An Alabama firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Trang Duong 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...
[Law Practice Advisor] Manage Your Practice by Managing Your Time
Time Management (Photo credit: Intersection Consulting) December marks a particularly stressful time of year. You may be anxious to tackle your professional to-do list before making plans with family, finishing up last-minute holiday shopping and ringing in the New Year. In order to get everything accomplished this month, you’ll need to be effective in managing your time. Here are six helpful time management tips: 1. Ascribe to a method of time management. Try out proven methods and get...
[Law Technology Today] Healthcare Industry Data Breaches
In the latest edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek invite Alan Goldberg to discuss the typical causes of a data breach, likely consequences, prevention, and more.  In particular, Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions. Goldberg is a solo practitioner in McLean, Virginia. A past President of the American Health Lawyers Association, he teaches Health Law...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Things up by Using Passwords Properly
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[The Last Word] The XP Countdown Continues…
As I wrote back in October, all lawyers and law firms should be taking steps to move away from Windows XP before Microsoft officially ends support on April 8, 2014, but some may be running software that won’t run on another operating system and that they can’t upgrade or move away from.  If that’s the […]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Graham Welch and Anglian Dental
Firms in California and Virginia notified us that they received an email from the purported Graham Welch of Anglian Dental 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...
[Law Technology Today] Coming soon: “The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide”
Have you resolved to improve your technology in 2014? Look no further than LP’s definitive guide to the best computers, tablets, smartphones, software, and more of the new year. Best of all, you can pre-order The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide at a 15% discount before the book is released in January! Get your resolutions in gear and pre-order the book today. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Can Lawyers Be Luddites?
Can Lawyers Be Luddites? it is sort of a trick question. If you don't know what Luddite means, there is a far greater chance that you are one. I'll give you more information about the origination of the term later...