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] TECHSHOW 2014 Keynote Announced
ABA TECHSHOW is known primarily for its variety of legal technology programming and expert faculty, but the conference wouldn’t be complete without an exciting Keynote Speaker! Over the past several years, ABA TECHSHOW has invited big names to the stage including Prof. Larry Lessig, Ben Stein, and David Pogue. This year, ABA TECHSHOW is excited to announce Rick Klau, Partner at Google Ventures as the 2014 Keynote Speaker. ABA TECHSHOW 2014 Keynote Speaker, Rick Klau Rick is a partner at...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine: Draw clients a roadmap to avoid communication claims
This article by Nora Rock, corporate writer & policy anylist at LAWPRO, appeared in the December 2013 edition of the LAWPRO Magazine. All Magazine articles can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives Our readers should now be well aware that problems with lawyer-client communication are the number one cause of malpractice claims. Managing communication takes patience and effort: at one extreme of the spectrum, responding to calls and messages from clients who want constant contact can...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using a fake lawyer and the names Ken Satoshi and Kanto Aircraft Instrumental
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from a William Jamieson, claiming to be a referral for Ken Satoshi of Kanto Aircraft Instrumental regarding a commercial debt collection. This appears to case of a real lawyer or paralegal being impersonated, as the email used is a varation of a real firm email. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Thomas Mitchell and Tech Solvers Ltd
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Thomas Mitchell of Tech Solvers Ltd 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 cheque...
[Reid My Blog] Gifts That Didn’t Make My 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers
Last month I published my 9th Annual Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers containing more than twenty great gift ideas for lawyers. I search for months to find the right gift ideas just for lawyers. However, each year I stumble across items that defy societal gift-giving norms, yet are just too darn unique and funny not to share. So here are the items considered and discarded from my gift guide. Remember, these are not official suggestions. These are not in my Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers just a...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Technology Use Policies and Resources
The December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine focuses on the issue of cybersecurity and law firms. As a supplement to the magazine, practicePRO has added a number of model policies and articles to our Technology page. Written policies that clearly establish guidelines and requirements governing the acceptable use of firm technology can help reduce cyber exposures and give staff clear direction on what they are permitted and not permitted to do with law firm technology resources. These resources...
[Avoid a Claim] In the praticePRO Lending Library: The Law Firm Associate’s Guide to Connecting with Your Colleagues
The book will help associates learn how to effectively work together with their colleagues to achieve high levels of productivity and success in the law office. While work relationships can be challenging, this guide shows associates how they can communicate and maintain positive work relationships. The companion training manual puts the book’s ideas into action with practice exercises and techniques that can be customized specifically to personality type and experience level. The...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Christopher Goetz
Three U.S. lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Mei Russell 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] It’s All About Branding and Marketing
How can you highlight your unique abilities to attract potential clients?  Easy!  Take tips from the expert!  Personal Branding in One Hour for Lawyers tells you all you need to know.  Check out this blog post from Law Technology Today.  (Save … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] New practicePRO Resource: Technology Use Policies and Resources
Written policies that clearly establish guidelines and requirements governing the acceptable use of firm technology can help reduce cyber exposures and give staff clear direction on what they are permitted and not permitted to do with law firm technology resources. Use these resources and sample policies to create polices for your firm (These resources supplement the information in the Cybercrime and Law Firms issue of LAWPRO Magazine): They model policies are also available in Word and RTF...