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] Business debt collection scam by Yu Sheng Li
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Yu Sheng Li looking to retain him with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Mr Yu Shengli [mailto:yusheng_02@yahoo.com.cn] Sent: March-13-12 11:41 AM To:...
[Law Technology Today] Secure Collaboration in the Cloud
The rise of new cloud-based applications is transforming the delivery of legal services. Many lawyers are abandoning traditional technology in favor of online alternatives, including secure cloud collaboration tools. This free webinar, Secure Collaboration in the Cloud, shares best practices and lessons in using the cloud effectively and securely as well as general thoughts about the cloud and BYOD (bring your own device) at law firms of all sizes. Please join us for this interactive discussion...
[Law Technology Today] 4 Tips to Optimize Social Media Automation
With tools such as Hootsuite and Facebook’s scheduling option, social media automation can prove to take less effort than originally anticipated. These applications allow you to schedule many posts way out into the future without thinking twice. Social media posts for the year? Check! Not quite. Although social media automation is extremely helpful and tempting, it is important not to get too carried away. You must set certain guidelines and restrictions for yourself. Here are a few tips...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Catherine Brueggemann
A lawyer in Pennsylvania has notified us that he received an email from the purported Catherine Brueggemann looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Catherine Brueggemann [mailto:catherinebrueggemann222@gmail.com]...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine: Avoiding the Unintentional Expansion of Retainers
Here’s the scenario: A lawyer is retained to assist a client with a tort claim and an accident benefits claim. The client, meanwhile, has been informed that the long-term disability (LTD) benefits provided by her employer’s group plan are about to be terminated. In an effort to forestall the termination of benefits, she asks the lawyer to send a copy of a medical report that the lawyer has on file to the LTD insurer. The lawyer does so, enclosing a cover letter that reads “my client has...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Wang Osamu of Wuhan Iron & Steel
A lawyer in the UK notified us that they received an email from the purported Wang Osamu of Wuhan Iron & Steel with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: Wang. Osamu [mailto:binqiu1@gmail.com] Sent: 21 May 2013 18:55 To: Recipients Subject: Enquiry I need a Business/Commercial litigation lawyer...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Elizabeth Kreuger
A lawyer in PEI notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Elizabeth Kreuger with regards to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: Elizabeth Kreuger [mailto:elizykreuger@gmail.com] Sent: May-27-13 12:11 PM To: Subject: Re: Legal Assistance. Dear...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Choosing Legal Billing Software
Should time and billing be integrated with your practice management software?  Or are you better off with a stand-alone program?  Before deciding, do your homework.  Here are some useful links and posts: Software Comparison Charts and Buying Guides Time and … Continue reading →
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Is there an iPad in Your Future?
♫I’m searching When I’m lost and need to find myself Where this road will lead no one can tell…♫ – Lyrics and music by Simon Finn and Errol Reid, recorded by China Black. It is hard to imagine but no search engine existed for the web until 1993. Of course, when it comes to doing research on the web, the one search site that everyone knows today is Google. But Google itself didn’t become prominent until 2000. Furthermore, Google is by no means the only or perhaps even the best search...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Partner Departures and Lateral Moves
Once it was the exception for a partner to leave a firm. Now “the revolving door” of partner departures has been deemed a “modern-day law firm fixture.” What steps can a departing partner or an acquiring firm take to minimize risks and reduce potential liabilities? This book is an essential guide to answering those questions. With years of experience, author Geri Krauss provides guidance for both the partner and the acquiring firm in connection with exploring a new...