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 Tanaka Masato
An Ontario lawyer notified us that she received an email from the purported Tanaka Masato looking to retain her 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] Telephone Scam Hits Washington Lawyers
The Oregon State Bar is warning lawyers of a telephone scam underway now in Washington: Scam Alert OSB members:  The Washington State Bar Association is warning its members about a telephone scam in which callers claiming to represent the bar … Continue reading →
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Follow the Professional Liability Fund on Social Media
The Professional Liability Fund has established official social media accounts to inform Oregon lawyers of breaking news, CLE offerings, and practice tips.  Consider following the PLF on your favorite social media platform to keep informed about events like free shred … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Four Way Street: The Species of Time Capture Tools
Lawyers generally dislike timekeeping.  Naturally, nobody enjoys measuring out the time of his life in small increments appearing on the other side of a computer screen.  At least you’re getting paid.  And, at least there are ever-increasing ways to capture your time, while you pass it.  If you’ve got an established workflow, there’s likely a way for you to capture it in a highly efficient manner.   Leaving aside paper and pen, as well as traditional software applications not built exclusively...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: A quiz to determine your firm’s disaster preparedness
None of us like to think about disasters, and most us have an “it won’t happen to me” attitude. This short quiz, from the Managing Practice Interruptions booklet, will help you determine your ability to survive some common “disaster” scenarios. If all of the computers in your office were stolen over the weekend, do you have all the serial numbers of the equipment, the original cost of the equipment, the value of the equipment, and the ability to recreate all of the data on the computers? If...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Marco Baptiste and Computer Services Group
A Pennsylvania lawyer notified us that they received an email from the purported Marco Baptiste of Computer Services Group 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Atsushi Ouchi and Takasago Thermal Engineering Co. Ltd.
A California lawyer notified us that they received an email from the purported Atsushi Ouchi of Takasago Thermal Engineering Co looking to retain him 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...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
There was a lot of great stuff published this week in the LPM-o-sphere. Here are a few of my favorites: Good advice from The Official Google Blog on keeping your Android phone safe and secure, including how to use the new Android Device Manager to help locate a missing or stolen phone. Fastcase users will appreciate the “Add Alert” feature. The Fastcase Blog gives step by step instructions on how to set an alert to automatically bring you new cases based on a previous search. Make...
[Avoid a Claim] Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client
Debate about lawyers’ incivility – whether it’s on the increase, whether it’s worthy of concern, how it should be handled – caught the attention of many of us in 2012. The subject continues to be discussed, and we can expect to hear more about it in the coming months and years. But high-profile cases aside, when does a lawyer’s conduct cross the line into unprofessional conduct, and what are the costs and other implications? These questions are answered in a paper by Daniel Naymark of Lax O...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection fraud using the name Heinz Schmucki
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Heinz Schmucki looking to retain him 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 for more of an...