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

[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 →
[Law Technology Today] The Magic of Mentors
On any given day, at any given time, I usually have about four hundred things going through my head. I am slightly obsessive over things that matter to me, and that pretty much means I never stop thinking. As a relatively new attorney (newer than most people think), this hamster wheel that is in my brain has to also learn the practice of law as well as run the business and do the marketing and the relationship building at the same time. Many times all of this is very overwhelming, especially...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Strategic Planning is Just as Critical for Mid-size and Smaller Firms
♫ Tell me, where are we going? Oh, what’s the future showin’? Oh, where are we headed? With all that’s goin’ on where are we getting’? ♫ Lyrics and music by: Larry Mizell, Edward Gordon; recorded by Marvin Gaye. This is another guest post by Bob Denney.  It is on a topic near and dear to my heart, namely strategic planning and in particular, SP for smaller firms. The legal profession continues to change dramatically. One of the encouraging developments of these...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Employee Empowerment, Your Ticket to Freedom
It has been said that a sign of a great manager is one who can leave the office, take a vacation and not worry about what’s happening back at HQ. Letting go of our need to control every piece of paper, phone call or email transmission isn’t as easy as it seems. Many of us […]
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: Blogging, Fair Use and Paperless Protocols
I’ve been experimenting with the Medium blogging platform the past couple of weeks, and in the “Reading List” feed there was a post about its Copyright and DMCA policy. That made me think of Ruth Carter’s book, Blogging and Fair Use that was published right around ABA TECHSHOW. We posted an excerpt from it in March that is a handy reference to share. It provides definitions, references case law (including Righthaven, which is that doesn’t ring a bell, think troll...