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] Business debt collection scam using the name Mark Davidson
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Mark Davidson 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...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Things Attorneys Should Know About Digital Forensics
Nowadays, the great majority of legal cases involve a digital component that, if properly uncovered and examined, has a great chance of helping your case. An examination can reveal a number of interesting things. The scope and cost of the analysis often depends on the nature of the case, so it is very important for the Forensic Examiner to have a clear understanding of what the case is about. I often get asked questions like: What is forensics? How can computer forensics help my case? Why do...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Review or Not To Review?
Different features are available on your firm’s Facebook page depending on what category you select, and each has their own advantages. Selecting “Local Business” as your page type allows you to have a map and contact information displayed. It also allows you to enter your practice areas as subcategories and displays them prominently over your […]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Chew Peggy and Kayaba System Machinery Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Chew Peggy of Kayaba System Machinery Co 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 Fraud Page...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Has No Sense of Time
A few years ago, Judith Huddart, collaborative family lawyer at Dranoff and Huddart, Barristers and Solicitors had to visit the doctor. She checked in, provided her health card and settled in with a book. Patients who came in after her came and went. “I suddenly realized there was no one left in the waiting room. An hour had gone by and I was still sitting there. When I got up and looked around – which I probably should have done earlier – I realized there was no one around at all,” she says....
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Avoiding a #PrimeDayFail With Your Clients
Online retailer Amazon touted last week’s Prime Day as “Black Friday” in July.  Judging by the sales, it was a success.  At the same time, Prime Day was also a huge let-down, leaving many customers angry and frustrated. The snark … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] How Workshare Met the Security Needs of Our Lawyers and IT Staff
Handling highly sensitive information and documents can be challenging, especially for regulated companies who must comply with specific regulations and manage reputational risk. Having worked at a number of law firms—large and small—data security is critical. That said, today’s users expect the same intuitive applications they’ve become familiar with in their personal lives at work, so ease of use is equally important. Assessing Data Risk As a mid-size law firm with 200 employees—of which 100...
[Law Practice Advisor] Block Letters: Time Management for Lawyers, Part 6: Handling Large Projects
View image | gettyimages.com   Well, this is it: the final installment of our time management series. (Read parts one, two, three, four, and five, if you want to catch up.) It’s been real; but, it had to end sometime; and, this is the end of the line. This final post will focus on managing large projects — perhaps I should have read this before I started . . . The common perception is that big projects equal big headaches; but, really, it’s just a question of management. The issue...
[Law Technology Today] Avoiding Personal Damage from a Data Breach
Technology makes life easier, there is no doubt. Everything from ordering your groceries to registering for college can be done online these days. To enroll in college, you need to enter all your information, including your social security number, your immunization records and your email address, into the online registration form. When ordering groceries, you simply store your credit card information and address on the website so you only have to click three boxes to get your favorite granola...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Bilingual Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Marcia Binder Ibrahim, LLC, located in Montgomery County, PA, has a job opening for an associate attorney with at least five years of criminal and/or immigration experience. The firm handles criminal and family matters, and has a special focus on all aspects of immigration law as they relate to the above. Applicants must be a member of the Pennsylvania bar and/or eligible to waive in. Spanish language fluency is required. The firm’s offices are located in Lansdale and...