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] Commercial debt collection scam by Hayabusa Asuka of Renesas Electronics Corporation
A lawyer in Ontario has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Hayabusa Asuka of Renesas Electronics Corporation with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Hayabusa Asuka [mailto:info@hayabusaasukalawoffice.jp.pn] Sent: February-25-13 5:05 AM To: lawyer email Subject: Debt...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Hiro Hayato of Chiyoda Electronics Co.
A lawyer in Ontario has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Hiro Hayato of Chiyoda Electronics Co with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Chiyoda Electronics CoLtd [mailto:chiyodaelectronicscoltd@gmail.com] Sent: February-25-13 7:31 PM To: lawyer email Subject: Legal...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: The Boomer challenge – Are lawyers ready?
2013 is the first year 500,000 Canadians turned 60. It seems like a good time to revisit this article from five years ago, when the first edge of the Boomers were entering their seventh decade. It examines the implications for lawyers of this large and aging clientele. Click here or on the image above to read this article from the Winter 2007 “Aging Boomers” edition of LAWPRO Magazine. All past LAWPRO Magazine articles can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives
[Law Practice Tips Blog] What I am Reading Today (Legal Ethics and Money)
I know "what I'm reading" is not a great title for a blog post. But I've noted a lot of good reading material that I wanted to pass along to you today. Law Society of British Columbia's Cloud Computing Checklist...
[Avoid a Claim] Fraud attempt relating to picking up a Fedex package
An Ontario lawyer received a two emails purportedly from FedEx. The emails advise that the courier was unable to deliver a parcel and that in order to pick it up at the nearest Post Office he would need to click a link that would print a receipt. The lawyer called Fedex who advised that they do not send emails of that nature. No doubt clicking the link would have installed some kind of malware or directed the lawyer to provide financial information. In light of the recent fraud involving...
[Law Practice Advisor] In Search of Lost Time: Tracking and Recording Time
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP.  In this week’s tip, we provide thoughts on time tracking and recording efficiencies.  Read the tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kang Sung Jin of Cowan Co Ltd
Three lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Shajesh Munish of Usha Martin Ltd with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Mr.Kang Sung Jin [mailto:jincowincoltd@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, February 22, 2013 10:16 AM To: Lawyer Name Subject: Request For...
[Law Technology Today] Windows Calculator: Simple. Or is it?
Everyone is familiar with that trusty old standby – the Windows Calculator.  If you don’t use specialized software, Excel, or your real world physical calculator (does anyone still use one of those?) when adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, you probably use the built-in Windows Calculator. Did you know that the Windows 7 (and Windows 8 for those brave, adventurous souls) Calculator has, in addition to that basic functionality, some other very useful bells & whistles?  If...
[Law Technology Today] A Social Stream in an Ocean of Big Data
Hello big data! The buzz is getting louder around the legal water coolers these days. There’s a lot more talk about big data regulations, compliance, and privacy—the legal stuff, of course. But there are also an increasing number of conversations around concepts such as “disparate records” stored in “unstructured” ways on network drives, PCs, mobile devices, and even flash drives, followed by a discussion on how they will be integrated, analyzed and made useful for the law firm. Depending upon...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Why You Should Build the Cost of Doing Business Into Your Fee
Credit card merchant fees (“check out” fees) are back in the news with the recent preliminary class action settlement between retailers and credit card giants Visa and MasterCard. Lawyers who accept credit cards often ask whether they can pass these fees on to their clients.  It is unlikely the settlement will change the landscape for [...]