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] Be on the lookout for fraud as the Victoria Day long weekend approaches
On several occasions in the past, fraudsters have struck just before long weekends – a time when law firms are short-staffed and banks are closed an extra day. A long weekend creates circumstances that give the fraudsters a better chance of duping the lawyer and getting away before the fraud is discovered. Please be extra vigilant as we approach the Victoria Day long weekend – and be especially cautious if payment arrangements change and become more urgent at the last minute. Make sure you...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Windows XP: After the Funeral
Originally posted on NWSidebar:April 8, 2014, marked the end of support to Windows XP. Learn what you need to do. April 8, 2014, marked the end of support to Windows XP. Learn what you need to do. April 8,…
[Avoid a Claim] Commerical debt collection scam using the names James Fluker and LYNX Electronic Distribution
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported James Fluker of LYNX Electronic Distribution 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of copyright scam using the names Du Richeng and Winteam Pharmaceutical Group
An Illinois firm reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Du Richeng of Winteam Pharmaceutical Group with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of a copyright 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Flying Solo, Fifth Edition: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer”
The ABA Law Practice Division is delighted to announce the publication of Flying Solo, Fifth Edition: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer  by K. William Gibson (forthcoming in June 2014). Pre-order your copy today! Newly revised and updated to meet the needs of today’s legal professionals, Flying Solo is a comprehensive guide to establishing and maintaining a successful solo law practice. The Fifth Edition of this ABA classic includes practical information gathered from a wide...
[Law Technology Today] How a MacBook Pro Led to the Technological Infrastructure of Burton Law
Everybody loves the story behind the founding of Facebook in a dorm room, Apple in a garage — they inspire and provide ideas on how the next great business will start. While a law firm may not scale to be the next Apple, learning from how others got started is invaluable. No one does everything right. The key is to learn and adjust, while keeping an eye on your vision. Your path may wind and get bumpy, but that is part of the process. That is what makes the entrepreneurial gig fun. This...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] A Warning About Browser Hijackers
This past week, I purchased software for my  laptop.  I elected to download the software instead of waiting for the program CD to be sent. But that wasn’t the problem. The problem was electing the option: Install Normal instead of Custom Install. Normally, you wouldn’t need to do a custom install. I never did and you, too, likely may not have customarily used Custom Install. This is what happened and why I recommend you do Custom Install in the future. My program installed nicely....
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Steven Alley and Avon Steel Company
Two Illinois firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Steven Alley and Avon Steel Company 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...
[Law Technology Today] The Folder Conundrum
We are all familiar with the not-so-beloved folder tree. Whether it’s in Windows Explorer, Mac OS X Finder, etc. Defined as a digital plant that begins as a top-level folder sapling, possibly titled Clients or Matters. From here the sapling begins to take off in a whirlwind of growth, some branches extending much farther than others, some created by you, others created by the mysterious who-knows-who in the firm. Folders suffer from many problems, most notably: They don’t scale. How can you...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of license agreement scam using the names Nut Tanawat and Bioway Corporation
A Kansas firm reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Nut Tanawat and Bioway Corporation with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of a copyright 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is also part of...