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 using the name Josephine Young
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Josephine Young looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Red Lodge Legal Services Program
An announcement from Oregon lawyer Julia Yoshimoto about an interesting new pilot project: The Red Lodge Legal Services Program (LSP) launched in December 2013! This is a new and innovative pilot project providing greatly needed legal assistance and education to … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Danger: Be Safer When Using Remote Access and Public Computers
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. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Thoughts on Leadership, Management and Herding Cats
Leadership and management are often used interchangeably in discussing law firm administration, but there are differences that require different sets of skills. My column in the January/February 2014 Law Practice Magazine is titled Leadership, Management and Herding Cats. Here's a...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Gernot Minke and Fritz Minke GmbH & Co KG
A firm in New Mexico notified us that they received an email from the purported Gernot Minke of Fritz Minke GmbH & Co KG 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Disabling “Reply to All”
This tip originally appeared in Best of TECHSHOW - Tips and Tricks courtesy of Reba Nance. If you don’t want recipients to forward your e-mail messages or use “Reply to All,” you can disable this functionality.  Rita provided the instructions for … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Think Strategically About Your Resolutions
Happy New Year! The beginning of the year is a time for your firm to resolve to make some changes and stick with them throughout this year – unlike that gym membership. Consider the following five firm resolutions for the New Year: Change your passwords: Recent data security compromises at stores like Target and other security breaches involving simple passwords should compel you to update your debit card PIN numbers and change your usernames and passwords from your old standbys. Many of the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Why Embrace Leadership?
♫ And I’m hangin’ on best as I can Cause I know this whole crazy ride’s in Your hands It’s Your plan… ♫               Music, Lyrics and recorded by: Dustin Lynch. What business are lawyers in?  This is the fundamental question that we face at this time.  Many would answer that question that we are in the business of providing legal services.  But are we?  Is that the best way to characterize what we do? And why is this important? This is vital, in my view, for one...
[Law Technology Today] The Management Issue: Law Practice Magazine January/February 2014
Every other month, the ABA Law Practice Division publishes a new issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips regarding marketing and client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. The January/February edition covers management and leadership. In this issue, learn what tools are needed to not only be a great manager, but a great leader at your law firm. Here are a few highlights: Customizing Chrome By Erik Mazzone “Eleven customizations...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Working with Disabled Clients: General Considerations
Wheelchair Racers (Photo credit: PMillera4) Most attorneys spend their entire careers fine-tuning the art of managing the attorney-client relationship. Each attorney-client arrangement is different, of course; but, there are special situations that require deeper consideration than your more run-of-the-mill engagement. Attorneys who are considering working, or who will work, with disabled clients, must determine how they will rearrange their processes, to respect their clients’ needs. Today’s...