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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] 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 are...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Successful Lawyer – Powerful Strategies for Transforming your Practice
This comprehensive and inspirational book explains how a lawyer can transform his or her life into a more exciting, fulfilling, and profitable one. Global management consultant and trusted advisor to many of the world’s largest law firms, Gerald Riskin goes beyond simple concept or theory, and delivers a book packed with concrete advice that you can put to work right away. The practicePRO Lending Library is a free resource for Ontario lawyers of more than 100 books on a wide variety of...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Xu Gang and Henan Billions Chemical Co. Ltd
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Xu Gang of Henan Billions Chemical Co. Ltd 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Kasuruo Makoto
An Alberta lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Kasuruo Makoto looking to retain them 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] Worried About Wire Transfers?
Many lawyers are hesitant to receive wire transfers from unknown parties, such as a new client or a third party payer on the client’s behalf.  Why?  Because once these parties have your banking information in hand, they can readily steal your … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Gary Eider
A lawyer in North Carolina and one in Serbia have notified us that they received an email from the purported Gary Eider looking to retain them 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...
[Law Technology Today] It Ain’t Easy Being Green…Or Is It?
The amount of paperwork lawyers see on a daily basis would make any environmentalist weep for the future of our forests. I share in environmental concerns, I try to do my part to be green, but when it comes to the practice of law, I often feel like I don’t have much choice. I hear of “paperless offices” but have never actually seen one. Being a litigator, we have to produce documents. And then take depositions. As you can imagine, lawyers swim in a pool of paper all year long. It started small...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Google Maps Update, now supports iPad and adds new EXPLORE feature
Reblogged from sharechair: Hurray! Google Maps has now arrived in its full glory for the iPad.... and it is feature-rich and wonderful. Most people are now quite familiar with Google maps and the street view option. On the google map … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Sundown, You’d Better Take Care: Windows XP Extended Support to End Next Year
In my time here at LOMAP, I have seen some old computers.  This one time, someone opened a secret closet (I can’t remember whether there was also a secret knock involved, or not) to reveal a computer that was older than me, which housed all of the law firm’s information, from time in memoriam.  I wanna say it was a Wang; but, now that I think about it, it may have been Wang’s grandfather’s.  Now, while not as dramatic as all that, I have run into a number of attorneys who are still using...
[Law Technology Today] The BIG IDEAS Issue: Law Practice Magazine July/August 2013
Every other month, the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section publishes an issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips regarding marketing and client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. The latest issue focusing on “BIG IDEAS” explores new ways of thinking about law practice and management, considers the movement to virtual law firms, and provides guidance from many forward-thinking minds in the field including...