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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Common Malpractice Traps in a PI Practice
Personal injury generates the most frequent and costly legal malpractice claims in Oregon. If you are a PI practitioner, watch out for these common traps: Naming the Wrong Defendant A thorough investigation of your client’s claim is essential.  Seek out … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Ryan Adams and Universal Medicare
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Ryan Adams of Universal Medicare 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] New practicePRO resource: 15th Anniversary Pullout
Over the last 15 years, praticePRO, LAWPRO’s risk and practice management program, has produced a large collection of tools and resources aimed at helping lawyers avoid malpractice claims. The September 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine celebrates practicePRO’s 15th birthday and contains a pull-out (www.practicepro.ca/15thpullout) that has our best claims prevention content in in a convenient 4-page format. Here’s what you’ll find in the pull-out (which uses ’15...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice
After teaching my Opening Your Law Practice class this month, it seemed only natural to write my October Oklahoma Bar Journal column on The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice. Hope you enjoy and, if I...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice
After teaching my Opening Your Law Practice class this month, it seemed only natural to write my October Oklahoma Bar Journal column on The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice. Hope you enjoy and, if I...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice
After teaching my Opening Your Law Practice class this month, it seemed only natural to write my October Oklahoma Bar Journal column on The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice. Hope you enjoy and, if I...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice
After teaching my Opening Your Law Practice class this month, it seemed only natural to write my October Oklahoma Bar Journal column on The Seven Deadly Sins of Opening a New Solo Law Practice. Hope you enjoy and, if I...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Ray Richard Zoltan
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Ray Richard Zoltan 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Wessler Hillary
A firm in Washington state notified us that they received an email from the purported Wessler Hillary 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...
[Law Practice Advisor] New HIPAA Rule, New Liability for Lawyers
Earlier this year, new HIPAA regulations were implemented under the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. The rule extends certain requirements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). Those requirements include privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification rules. Under the new rule, “business associates” and subcontractors are directly liable for compliance with HIPAA/...