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] Separation agreement scam using the name Hitomi Jefferson
Lawyers in Ontario, Michigan and California have notified us that they received an email from the purported Hitomi Jefferson 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Tiel Eisses and Akihiro Koushirou
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Tiel Eisses, on behalf of Akihiro Koushirou, 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...
[Law Technology Today] Overcoming Your Fears of the Cloud
Discussions about the cloud have become increasingly frequent among my peers and colleagues. Young lawyers, with few choices except to start their own firms, can’t afford an IT consultant and they are increasingly looking to cloud-based subscription services to handle their data management. Similarly, established firms are having similar conversations as technology becomes ever more a part of our lives and our practices. Cloud-based services have become extremely sophisticated and affordable....
[SC Small Firm] Tech Stocking Stuffers
This year, it’s easy to find a little something for the techie in your life for under $100 – stocking ready! Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player - Plug this little device into your HDTV and watch content from your computer, smartphone, iPad or Android tablet on the big screen. It’s all done through your home WiFi. You won’t need a remote – you control the action from your own device. You can currently “cast” content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Google Play Movies...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Our Favorite Podcast of the Year- Tech Toys for the Holidays
In the latest edition of The Digital Edge, Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2013, Sharon Nelson, Esq. and Jim Calloway present their annual Tech Toys for the Holidays episode. Your hosts each present the top electronics on...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A U.S. Court Decision on a Bank's Duties to a Firm in a Bad Cheque Scam
Lawyer Ethics Alert Blogs has a post describing an Illinois appeals court case in which the court ruled that a law firm had no recourse against its financial institution in a counterfeit cheque matter. While the laws dealing with financial institutions in the U.S. are different than here, the takeaway for lawyers is to make sure they've read the fine print of the contract with their banks (and of course, learn how to recognize the red flags of these scams). The LAWPRO counterfeit cheque...
[Avoid a Claim] New to the practicePRO Lending Library: Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers
Legal clients are responding to today’s unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently–and take it away from those who can’t or won’t. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any lawyer with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control,...
[Law Technology Today] Why Rebooting Works So Well
Have you already rebooted your computer today? A quick thought experiment: if you had a dollar for every time you’ve had to reboot a computer, how wealthy would you be? Rebooting is a fact of life, especially in the world of Windows (although it’s not only a Windows issue). It’s often not a big issue, and it’s definitely something that we are used to doing. Sometimes computers hang up or start performing poorly. A quick reboot nearly always solves the problem. Have you ever wondered why...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Choosing a Practice Area
In my last post, I shared some words of wisdom from our If I Only Knew panelists at Learning the Ropes 2013.  This week I’m offering further advice from our panelists on how to choose an area of practice: Business and … Continue reading →
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Create Your Personal Brand
♫ What do you do when you’re branded, Will you fight for your name? ♫ Lyrics and music by Dominic Frontiere and Alan Alch, recorded for the TV series Branded. The American Bar Association, Law Practice Division has just published “Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers“, a new book by Katy Goshtasbi. I have to say that I was quite taken by this book.  In keeping with the “One Hour” theme, it packs a lot of thoughtful ideas into its 98 pages.  It starts out with...