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

[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Law Convenience Store
The September/October 2013 issue of Law Practice Magazine is out. it contains my column on practice management advice, The Law Firm Convenience Store. The title may offend some lawyers who will not like being compared to retail establishments. But, in...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Law Convenience Store
The September/October 2013 issue of Law Practice Magazine is out. it contains my column on practice management advice, The Law Firm Convenience Store. The title may offend some lawyers who will not like being compared to retail establishments. But, in...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Fumiko Anderson
Three U.S. lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Fumiko Anderson looking to retain her 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 of the fraud). See our...
[Law Technology Today] Introducing the ABA Law Practice Division
The business of practicing law is pivotal in the legal profession, now more than ever. In order to better provide for its members and be a more prominent entity within the American Bar Association, the section you have previously known as the Law Practice Management Section (LPM) is proud to announce its new identity as the ABA Law Practice Division (abbreviated as Law Practice or simply LP). By becoming a Division, LP will be able to better serve ABA members in the core areas of technology,...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for August 2013
The month of August saw 17 new fraud posts (about the same as last month) though receiving fewer emails from lawyers (209, down from 296 last month). Presumably many lawyers (and maybe the fraudsters) were on vacation in August and the pace will increase in September. 48% of the emails came from the U.S., 40% from Ontario, 5% from elsewhere in Canada and 7% from overseas. We’ve tracked the origins of the fraud-related emails lawyers send us since January 2011. While each month we give a...
[Law Technology Today] A Day in the Life of a Document at Dine Law
Dine Law, P.L. is a small law firm providing Elder Law services in Manatee & Sarasota Counties, and in October 2012, the members of the firm embarked on quite a journey together as we moved our entire practice (server, telephones, time-keeping and document management systems) into the cloud. Bios for each member of the firm can be found here, but if you’re short on time, here’s what you need to know:  Dine Law is writing this blog as a group because it believes all members’ opinions are...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Mika Kennedy
A lawyer in New Mexico notified us that she received an email from the purported Mika Kennedy looking to retain her 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 of the fraud). See our Confirmed...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Rachel Herraez and Debiotech SA
3 Ontario lawyers and one in Minnesota notified us that they received an email from the purported Rachel Herraez of Debiotech SA 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Digital Dictation – Best Technology, Best Practices
Dictation continues to be a popular means of drafting e-mails, correspondence, and documents.  On the average, I receive two or three inquiries per month from lawyers who are interested in digital dictation.  If you are among the curious, here are some … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Legal Search Leads: Making Google AdWords Work For Your Firm
Potential clients will likely be Googling your name before they ever meet you face-to-face. Being searchable and having an impressive online profile is an expectation held by all. This premise may seem like a disadvantage to some, but paid search advertising programs such as Google AdWords allow for the capitalization of this growing trend. In our 30 minute webinar sponsored by FindLaw, learn how to target clients with extreme precision, attract them with customized messages, and deliver...