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] Order a practicePRO Resources poster for your office
practicePRO has created a 20″ by 30″ poster which highlights all the risk and practice management resources we have to offer lawyers and law firms. We have sent copies to all the law libraries in Ontario, and still have a number left over to offer to Ontario firms. If you would like a copy sent to your firm, please email tim.lemieux@lawpro.ca ">tim.lemieux@lawpro.ca to request one. Click on the image below to see an enlarged version.
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam using the names Kenneth Hang and John Adams
Two firms, one in Illinois and one in Florida, appear to have been targeted by a real estate deposit bad cheque scam by the purported Kenneth Hang. In this type of scam the fraudster pretends interest in a property (often contacting a realtor first)and sends a certified cheque or bank draft as a deposit or full payment that will be deposited in the lawyer’s trust account. Soon after, some reason will be given for backing out of the deal and the fraudster will ask for the deposit or payment back...
[Avoid a Claim] Cybercrime: Be Ready with an Incident Response Plan
Because a cybercrime attack can cause irreparable harm, law firms should be prepared to take action immediately. Being able to do this requires an Incident Response Plan (IRP). An effective IRP can put a firm in a position to effectively and efficiently manage a breach by protecting sensitive data, systems, and networks, and to quickly investigate the extent and source of the breach so that operations can be maintained or promptly restored. Many firms design IRPs so that they address...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Michael Calderone
A Colorado firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Michael Calderone 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...
[PA Law Practice Management] When Fee Exceeds Value
I present a number of seminars to PA attorneys in which I strongly make the point that billing is more art than science; however if an attorney approaches it from the perspective of  hours x rate = You owe me, the lawyer has missed the point.  From the client’s point of view, it’s about value received being equal to or greater than dollars billed.  I additionally stress that billing should  not be deemed a chore, but rather an opportunity to communicate ones continued value to the...
[Law Technology Today] Sound Off! What Do You Think About Legal Tech?
  Lawyers, legal professionals and techies — we want your feedback! Tell us what you think about the latest trends in legal technology.  What are the key tools lawyers should be using?  What causes you the most frustration?  Where are lawyers and technology headed? We’ve put together a brief survey — just five questions — on those topics.  We’d love to know what you think. We’ll use your feedback to help guide our programs, guides, and other resources.  ...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Danger: Inside People Can Be the Most Dangerous
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Roland Peyton
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Roland Peyton 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 for more of an...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Alan Watson
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Alan Watson 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 for more of an...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Digital Edge Podcast - Time Management for Lwyers
Meg Spencer Dixon pulled three consecutive all-nighters before she began pursuing time management as a career. Now, she is a consultant in task management for legal professionals. In this edition of The Digital Edge - Lawyers and Technology podcast, Time...