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 Steven Alley and Avon Steel Company
Two Illinois firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Steven Alley and Avon Steel Company 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...
[Law Technology Today] The Folder Conundrum
We are all familiar with the not-so-beloved folder tree. Whether it’s in Windows Explorer, Mac OS X Finder, etc. Defined as a digital plant that begins as a top-level folder sapling, possibly titled Clients or Matters. From here the sapling begins to take off in a whirlwind of growth, some branches extending much farther than others, some created by you, others created by the mysterious who-knows-who in the firm. Folders suffer from many problems, most notably: They don’t scale. How can you...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of license agreement scam using the names Nut Tanawat and Bioway Corporation
A Kansas firm reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Nut Tanawat and Bioway Corporation with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of a copyright 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is also part of...
[Law Technology Today] Traveling into the Cloud
My law firm has been considering its technological future, and doing so has provided me with a deeper glimpse into the many considerations a law firm should examine before choosing any one particular path. If you’re still on the fence about jumping into the cloud, here are a few more thoughts on things to consider. First and foremost, there are a large number of people, law firms and corporations that are still using Microsoft XP. This operating system is no longer supported by Microsoft and...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] How Law Firms Can Increase Their Online Banking Safety
Many law firms manage their trust and regular bank accounts on the Internet, and some firms have the ability to initiate various banking transactions online, including account transfers and wiring funds. While the convenience and efficiency of online banking are huge benefits, the downside is that online banking exposes you to security risks. The steps outlined below will help law firms to understand, address and reduce online banking risks – for both your firm and personal accounts. Know and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Bobby Hale
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Bobby Hale 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 more of an explanation of...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam using the name Soh Chong
An Ontario firm informed us they’ve been contacted by the purported Soh Chong with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works see our Confirmed Fraud page. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud. Here is the email: Original Message From: Soh Chong Sent: Friday, May 9, 2014 4:42 AM Reply To: 2998494947@qq.com Subject: Enquiry Dear Counsel, I wish to acquire a real estate property. Kindly get back...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Andrew Steeles
Firms in Texas and Washington state notified us that they received an email from the purported Andrew Steeles looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Fraud Page...
[The Last Word] A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Milk and an Uncontested Divorce?
What’s on your shopping list? Walmart in Canada is getting into the legal business. An article in the ABA Journal reported that a handful of Walmart locations in Toronto have begun to offer a limited range of simple legal services through an arrangement with Axess Law, a law firm which focuses on providing standardized commodity […]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Treating Clients Well
In today’s legal economy, developing business and marketing to prospective clients is the centerpiece of nearly every lawyer’s existence. Whether you are a sole practitioner, an associate or a seasoned partner, you will most likely need or be expected to … Continue reading →