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 by Shinji Kagawa of Koyo Electronics
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Shinji Kagawa of Koyo Electronics with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: Good Day,I need a Business/Commercial litigation lawyer who can handle a collection issue. Please let me know if you can be of...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam by Pully Chau
An Ontario lawyer has been contacted by two realtors who got the same emails from the purported Pully Chau with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works see our Confirmed Fraud page. The fraudster makes an initial contact to a realtor claiming they are overseas and looking for a local property. When shown some properties the realtor gets this reply: Well, I have just gone through the above properties and I am willing to go ahead with the...
[PA Law Practice Management] Upcoming Seminar Presentations in Chester County
I will be presenting 4 seminars at the Chester County Bar Association on February 20, 2013.   Non-members are welcome to contact Executive Director Wendy Hoffman about registration details. 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Welcome to Reality  [YLD Meeting] Will acquaint new attorneys with the many challenges they will face when establishing their practice or joining a law firm. Will cover capturing the billable hour, financial basics, learning how to market, the role of technology, working with...
[PA Law Practice Management] Review of Changes in Latest Apple iOS
One of my favorite blogs is iPhone J.D.  It’s the place to turn to for all things Apple, related to the use of the iPhone and iPad by lawyers.  Their recent blog post, “Apple Releases iOS 6.1″ covers every change in the update, with clear screen shots and explanations.  It’s everything you want to know, and more, clearly written. The post Review of Changes in Latest Apple iOS appeared first on PA Law Practice Management by Ellen Freedman.
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Chrome: The Browser That Works
Google’s Chrome web browser is a stable, fast, and functional piece of software used to access the Internet.  For many years Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominated the browser market, followed by Mozilla’s Firefox.  Google released Chrome in September 2008, and now its usage has surpassed Firefox and Internet Explorer globally.  However, Internet Explorer is still the leader in North America according to StatCounter Top 5 Browsers in North America from Sept. 2008 to Oct 2012. This especially...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Wills, powers of attorney and the elderly
Click here or on the image above to read this article from the Winter 2007 “Aging Boomers” edition of LAWPRO Magazine. All past LAWPRO Magazine articles can be found at www.lawpro.ca/magazinearchives
[PA Law Practice Management] IBM – Not Just About Computers
Any baby boomer like myself hears “IBM” and thinks computers.  Soon we may be associating them with a cure for deadly superbugs.  An article in CNET News entitled “IBM says it has tool to kill deadly drug-resistant superbugs” announces that IBM, working in conjunction with the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, say they have come up with what they’re calling an antimicrobial hydrogel that can successfully fight the superbugs that are behind killers...
[PA Law Practice Management] Another Cyberattack on a Major U.S. Bank
Citizens Bank of PA has been hit by cyberattacks, according to an article in Philadelphia Business Journal.  In keeping with my previous post on this topic, “Cyberattacks on U.S. Banks – Are You Safe?” these attacks are still being blamed on Iran, despite their continued denial of involvement. Thus far the financial institutions have spent millions trying to shore up their security and ward off attacks.  At this point, they are requesting assistance of the U.S. government, according...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] CN v. McKercher LLP and Wallace Conflicts of Interest Case Submissions to SCC (Video)
An important case on the scope of the duty to avoid conflicts of interest, Canadian National Railway v. McKercher LLP and Gordon Wallace (on appeal from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal), was heard by the Supreme Court of Canada on January 24. The Canadian Bar Association and the Federation of Law Societies appeared as interveners. You can watch video of the submissions here. You can review more information about the case, including the parties' factums, on the SCC site.
[Avoid a Claim] new in the practicePRO Lending Library: 2013 Solo & Small Firm Legal Technology Guide
This annual guide is the only one of its kind written to help solo and small firm lawyers find the best technology for their dollar. You’ll find the most current information and recommendations on computers, servers, networking equipment, legal software, printers, security products, smartphones, the iPad, and anything else a law office might need. It’s written in clear, easily understandable language to make implementation easier if you choose to do it yourself, or you can use it...