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 Jesus Hernandez and Dongguan Sunny Tool & Die Co
An Ontario lawyer notified us that she received an email from the purported Jesus Hernandez and Dongguan Sunny Tool & Die Colooking 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Mentoring Real Estate Lawyers
Are you in need of a mentor? Would you mentor someone if you had the time? Here is a possible solution for both. The OBA’s Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has undertaken a mentoring initiative on their web site, www.lawyersworkinggroup.com. This mentoring initiative is set up so that everyone can participate with little effort. Go to the site, see the question of the month, click on the suggested answers provided or add a comment and you’re done. The Working Group...
[Law Technology Today] Cultivating Social Media Interaction
Your firm has decided to engage in social networking. You’ve set up accounts on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even Google Plus or Pinterest. But nothing much seems to be happening: you’re not getting followers, and no one seems to be interacting with you or your posts and updates. Are you doing social networking wrong, or is it just not productive for lawyers? Let’s find out. Many lawyers forget that the key to social networking is actually networking. In real life, if you went to a...
[Avoid a Claim] From LAWPRO Webzine – Surprise: Land Titles doesn’t guarantee lot dimensions!
This article is excerpted from a longer review of topics in real estate law presented by Bob Aaron at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s 2013 Sole and Small Firm Conference in Toronto, Ontario on May 23, 2013. A decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in February may have settled the thorny question of whether or not courts have the authority to correct erroneous descriptions of properties in the land registration system. The origin of the dispute dates back to 1985, when Veikko Kivikangas...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Ulf Niclasson and Alps Nordic AB
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Ulf Niclasson of Alps Nordic AB 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Peter Trygg and Goteberg Energi AB
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Peter Trygg of Goteberg Energi AB 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...
[Law Technology Today] Five Simple Strategies for a More Secure Practice
Information is currency in our technology driven economy, and lawyers tend to hold a lot of valuable information. Unfortunately, that makes lawyers and law firms attractive targets for a variety of scammers, thieves, and general n’er-do-wells. What can you do to protect yourself, your firm, and your clients? In this 30 minute webinar brought to you by the Legal Technology Resource Center, explore security topics such as passwords, scams, physical security, encryption, and more. Join us for Five...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Strategic Planning
This resource is a guide to planning dynamic strategic plans and implementing them at your firm. The authors writing style emphasizes practical application of sound planning concepts rather than focusing on a more theoretical approach. You’ll find specific suggestions on strategic planning for any size firm, in any practice area. You’ll learn about the actual planning process and how to establish goals in key areas such as law firm governance, competition, financial management,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Mentoring of Real Estate Lawyers in Ontario
Are you in need of a mentor? Would you mentor someone if you had the time? Here is a possible solution for both. The OBA's Working Group on Lawyers and Real Estate has undertaken a mentoring initiative on their web site, www.lawyersworkinggroup.com. This mentoring initiative is set up so that everyone can participate with little effort. Go to the site, see the question of the month, click on the suggested answers provided or add a comment and you’re done. The Working Group encourages all...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Howard Salter
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they received an email from the purported Howard Salter looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Howard M Salter To: undisclosed-recipients:; Date: 07/07/2013 01:42 AM Subject:...