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] Subdivision control under the Planning Act: What do you need to know?
The subdivision and part lot control provisions of section 50 of the Planning Act (the “section”) are lengthy and complex. Sometimes it can be difficult to sort out the parts that apply to a present-day transaction, or the extent of the abutting lands search that is needed to confirm that no contravention occurred in the past. The consequences of contravention are dire: if a transfer, mortgage or other dealing with land does not comply with the section or a predecessor, it does not create or...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Kiyoyuki Suzuki
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kiyoyuki Suzuki looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Frauds page for more of an...
[Law Practice Advisor] LOMAP Discount Announced for MILOfest 2014
The popular Mac Lovin’ fest is back this October 23-25 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.  If you use (or are thinking about using) Mac or iOS products in your law practice, this conference is for you.  MILOfest is an outgrowth of the Macs in the Law Office Google Group (MILO), a discussion listserv for legal professionals using Macs and iOS products in their law offices. Image credit: MILOfest.com MILOfest brings together legal professionals around the continent to network, share tips, and...
[Law Technology Today] How Lawyer-Entrepreneur Hybrid Terence McEnally Launched BernieSez to connect Ticketed Drivers with Lawyers
When Terence McEnally ventured into the ancient world of law, he never imagined he would become an entrepreneur of the Internet age. He had imagined the practice of law was based on reasoned thought and discussion, much like philosophy that he majored in as an undergraduate. As many newly minted law school graduates learn, the practice of law does not always meet the ideal. McEnally has been practicing law comfortably for 20 years, having learned some hard lessons. Marketing, for example, is...
[PA Law Practice Management] The Latest Fraudulent Bank Check Scam
You are probably wondering why the scam artists keep coming up with new ways to try to rip you off.  It’s because they are well paid to do it by uninformed people who take their bait, including attorneys throughout the U.S.  Here’s the latest: Sir/Ma We are a Chinese Company based in the Hong Kong involved in the production and exportation of semi Finished steel products such as, Low alloy vessels, Carbon plates, Ship Building plates and Plates for boiler/Vessel to Canada and USA....
[Law Technology Today] Video: Increasing Productivity Through Billing
What if you could get your client bills out sooner and get paid faster? There are ways to generate bills that will improve your bottom line and increase productivity. In this webinar hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, discover how to take advantage of the many opportunities for more efficient billing practices. Thank you to our Sponsor Featured image: “High angle view of an young brunette working at her office desk with documents and laptop. Businesswoman working on paperwork...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Mighty Business Plan: Part One
Originally posted on NWSidebar:Six reasons to develop a business plan, plus a template to get you started! Six reasons to develop a business plan, plus a template to get you started! In the June WSBA Legal Lunchbox CLE, a poll…
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque fraud using the name Shiko Hanamura
An Ontario realtor told us they’ve been contacted by the purported Shiko Hanamura with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works see our Confirmed Fraud page. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud. Here is the email to the realtor: From : Shiko Email : hanamurashiko@gmail.com Message : Hello, I am Mr. Shiko Hanamura, a Japanese origin. I need a single family home, 4 bedroom with bath, a garage,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Kevin Loughran and Loughran Motor Company
A Maryland firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kevin Loughran of Loughran Motor Company 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...
[Law Technology Today] What SOC 2 Type II Certification Means
Earlier this month, Brittany Farb emailed me to let me know that Keeper Security, a password manager I reviewed from Techweek Chicago, received SOC 2 Type II Certification. To achieve that certification, the following areas of Keeper’s policies and practices were reviewed: Infrastructure: The physical and hardware components of a system. Software: The programs and operating software of a system. People: The personnel involved in the operation and use of a system. Procedures: The...