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 using the names John Moorcroft and Adey Steel Ltd
Firms in Arizona and California notified us that they received an email from the purported David Norman of Moog Components Group Ltd 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...
[SC Small Firm] Disposing of your old PCS
Today’s short technology life span mandates replacing old computers and devices every few years. What do you do with your old PCs after you don’t want them anymore? Electronic waste (e-waste) can contain many toxic elements, so it’s important to dispose of your old devices properly. Read this article to learn more about the world’s growing e-waste problem. Another big concern when getting rid of old computers is ensuring that your private data doesn’t get into the wrong hands. Darik’s Boot and...
[Law Technology Today] Digital Edge interviews PowerPoint Master Paul Unger
Meetings. Conferences. Speaking events of all kinds. That’s what generally comes to mind when we hear “PowerPoint.” Good bet, though, you use it in court, too, so there is no escaping PowerPoint presentations. Don’t roll your eyes just yet. Even if you haven’t put a PowerPoint presentation together for a conference, you probably have, or will soon, put one together for trial. No fear. Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson have you covered. In this edition of the Digital...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Spring (Or Summer) Clean Your Practice
When work gets busy, many of us put certain non-mission-critical tasks on hold. But it’s important to remember that “on hold” should not be allowed to turn into “lost in the mists of time”. Lawyers must develop the discipline of regularly returning to and addressing the non-urgent details of their practice when opportunities present themselves. You will know best what needs addressing in the course of your spring cleaning, but if you need some inspiration, here are our suggestions: Bill your...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers
How do lawyers stand out from their fellow practitioners and get jobs, promotions, clients, and referrals? To survive and thrive, lawyers must develop their own intentional personal brand to distinguish themselves from the competition. In Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers, author Katy Goshtasbi explains how attorneys can highlight their unique talents and abilities, manage their perceptions, and achieve greater success as a lawyer in the process. In just one hour, you will learn to:...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Tamara Hawkins
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Mohammad Sabtu 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] Separation agreement scam using the name Alice Swang
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Alice Swang looking to retain them 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 Fraud...
[Law Technology Today] Thank You to our June Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors, here at Law Technology Today! Banner Sponsor Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters also submitted a post summarizing a new paper on small firms “cautious” embrace of technology. Worth a read. Webinar Clio The webinar, “How to Vacation as a Lawyer,” provides some useful tips on taking some time off this summer, and in the future. Law Practice Premium Solutions Providers Amicus Attorney Thompson Reuters Firm Central Tabs 3/Practice Master Clio...
[Law Technology Today] Apps that Take my Firm from Office to Poolside
My Summer Hours: Poolside, by appointment only. As the weather has been gorgeous lately, I have found myself working from home or other mobile locations (the pool – there’s WiFi!) more often. These are some apps that I use in my daily routine, which allow me to be mobile. My firm is Mac based so all of these are Mac, iPad, or iPhone versions. They are in no particular order, nor am I receiving any compensation from any of them, even though I know many of the account execs or developers…they don...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Five C’s of Hybrid Fee Agreements
Call it a hybrid fee agreement (HFA) or an alternative fee agreement (AFA).  Lawyers are looking for creative ways to appeal to clients who are resisting the traditional hourly rate approach. Employment Law HFA Consider the employment law case that is … Continue reading →