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] Separation agreement scam by Lisa Chang
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he’s been contacted by the purported Lisa Chang with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: CHANG LISA [mailto:clisa550@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: May-06-13 12:...
[Law Technology Today] Using Technology to Manage Your Network
Whether you are searching for employment or seeking new referral sources, networking is all the rage.  The key to networking is to develop credible relationships over time.  That way, people will think of you when they hear about a new job opportunity or when they need to make a referral to another attorney.  Merely meeting someone once at an event will not have this effect, and thus you need to follow up with your contacts to cultivate relationships.  After an event, you can use an email,...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Future-Proofing Your Law Firm
I am pleased to announce that I have a new column in Law Practice Magazine, starting with its May-June 2013 "Professionalism" issue. The column is Practice Management Advice and the first offering is Future-Proofing Your Law Firm. There has been...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Don’t Miss Family Law Issues When Drafting Wills!
We at LAWPRO have occasionally cautioned lawyers who specialize in one area of law about the dangers of dabbling in another, unfamiliar area. As a refreshing twist on that general advice, we’re reminding lawyers that while dabbling can be dangerous, KNOWING the law in another area is never a bad idea. When it comes to the intersection between wills and family law, it is essential that wills and estates practitioners maintain a basic working familiarity with family law issues so that certain...
[SC Small Firm] Email Account Hacked?
Suddenly you’re unable to login to your email account. Your friends say they’re getting strange spam emails from you. Chances are, you’ve been hacked. What do you do now? 1. Regain control of your account. Try resetting your password by clicking the “forgot password?” link. Of course, this will only work if the hacker hasn’t already changed your reset address or your security questions. Fortunately, most major online services have tools in place to help you get your account...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times
Worried about the economy? Are you a lawyer out of work? Are you afraid you will be laid off? Are you struggling to manage your firm through a down economy? In a single volume, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times, will provide you with a wealth of tips, resources, and tools to help you survive in bad times, as well as teach you management, finance, marketing and technology essentials necessary to succeed. The weak economy and large number of firm layoffs have resulted in a flood of potential...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Marco Bruno Carlo of Paolieri Elettronica
A California lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Yuki Marco Bruno Carlo of Paolieri Elettronica with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Marco Bruno Carlo [mailto:marcobrunocarlo@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 7:12 AM To: Subject: Legal Rep We are...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kane Mathews of Wing Fung Manufacturing
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Kane Mathews of Wing Fung Manufacturing with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Kane Mathews [mailto:mathewskane@yahoo.com] Sent: May-06-13 12:12 AM To: Subject: Lawyer Needed Urgently Attn, My name is Kane Mathews and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Bassel Yaman of Beam Electronics Industrial Co.
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Bassel Yaman of Beam Electronics Industrial Co with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: “Bassel Yaman” Sent 5/5/2013 7:40:09 AM To: Subject: Legal Hello, I am Bassel Yaman, an Accountant at Beam Electronics...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by C.Y. Lin of China Steel Corporation
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported C.Y. Lin of China Steel Corporation with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: China Steel Corporation [mailto:hhuisman@xmsnet.nl] Sent: May-04-13 5:50 AM Subject: [Bulk] Represent Our Company In Your Region Introduction...