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

[Law Technology Today] Healthcare Industry Data Breaches
In the latest edition of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek invite Alan Goldberg to discuss the typical causes of a data breach, likely consequences, prevention, and more.  In particular, Goldberg highlighted was the colossal cost of data breaches. He explained that the minimum cost is $100,000 and it has the potential to amount to millions. Goldberg is a solo practitioner in McLean, Virginia. A past President of the American Health Lawyers Association, he teaches Health Law...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Things up by Using Passwords Properly
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. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[The Last Word] The XP Countdown Continues…
As I wrote back in October, all lawyers and law firms should be taking steps to move away from Windows XP before Microsoft officially ends support on April 8, 2014, but some may be running software that won’t run on another operating system and that they can’t upgrade or move away from.  If that’s the […]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Graham Welch and Anglian Dental
Firms in California and Virginia notified us that they received an email from the purported Graham Welch of Anglian Dental looking to retain them with regards assisting on corporate matters, but in reality is likely a lead-up to a commercial debt collection scam or similar kind of scam. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Coming soon: “The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide”
Have you resolved to improve your technology in 2014? Look no further than LP’s definitive guide to the best computers, tablets, smartphones, software, and more of the new year. Best of all, you can pre-order The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Legal Technology Guide at a 15% discount before the book is released in January! Get your resolutions in gear and pre-order the book today. This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Can Lawyers Be Luddites?
Can Lawyers Be Luddites? it is sort of a trick question. If you don't know what Luddite means, there is a far greater chance that you are one. I'll give you more information about the origination of the term later...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Avoid Infections With Antivirus and/or Antimalware software
Good behaviour alone will not protect you from viruses or other malware infections. You must run software that will prevent and/or detect infections on your computers, and you may want to consider it for your tablets and smartphones too. But what is the difference between antivirus and anti-malware software? Malware is a broad term used to describe many different types of malicious code, ncluding viruses, but also Trojans, worms, spyware, and other threats. Click the thumbnail image below for...
[Law Technology Today] Dropbox for the Mobile Lawyer
The case management software I use in my law firm is, without a doubt, great. Although we are capable of logging into our server remotely, there are times when our attempts to log in are not successful. I use Dropbox to read documents on my phone, to work from home, and more generally to keep important and/or sensitive documents safe. All I need is a wifi connection, and I have access to whichever documents I’ve saved to the cloud. Dropbox has never failed me. The Individual User Dropbox is...
[Law Technology Today] Changes to LinkedIn Contacts and Inbox
LinkedIn is rolling out changes to its interface faster than we can keep up. Last month we talked about LinkedIn Intro and the potential security problems associated with it. This month we cover two other recent changes that involve your connections and how you communicate with them on LinkedIn. LinkedIn Inbox                    Last week, LinkedIn announced a new look for your Inbox (you can find you Inbox by clicking on the message icon that looks like an envelope on the top right of the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] iPad for Lawyers CLE from Oklahoma Bar Association (12/18/13)
Tom Mighell will be joining me tomorrow (12/18/13) at noon CST for an informative webcast and online demonstration about the various ways that a lawyer can use an iPad in law practice. Tom has authored 3 books for the ABA...