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

[Thoughtful Legal Management] Disruption is the Future
Lawrence Lessig wrote a very famous book called Code is Law (now in version 2 simply called Code v2).  In these books, Lawrence (and here I am guilty of oversimplification but at least I can claim that this is Lawrence’s own oversimplification from his web site describing the books): “Finally, Lessig describes how the emerging architecture of the Internet will enable the reemergence of local regulation of behavior on the Internet.” I have been thinking of Lawrence’s...
[Avoid a Claim] Access-to-justice barriers hurt ALL of us. What can lawyers do?
Here at LAWPRO, we monitor the news, especially legal journalism, to better understand the challenges facing lawyers. It’s rare that a week goes by without a story about barriers to access to justice. Indeed, while doing research for a feature about the challenges facing family lawyers in August 2012 (read it here), we were struck by how many of the lawyers we interviewed cited access to justice concerns as the most pressing issue in their field today. But this week, two access-to-justice...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Boosting Productivity and Efficiency with Intelligent Documents
In a challenging market, lawyers are striving to achieve peak efficiency without reducing the quality of their work. One specific area where efficiency is desperately needed is in document preparation. Think about the time wasted creating nearly identical documents over and over again. Learn how to best create, organize and manage forms, and minimize costs while maximizing your earnings in this webinar from the Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by TheFormTool. Thank you to our sponsor...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Harald Weissbrod of Bung Ingenieure Ag
A lawyer in Tennessee has notified us that she has received an email from the purported Harald Weissbrod of Bung Ingenieure Ag with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: From: Harald Weissbrod [mailto:weissbrodh@yahoo.de] Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:12 AM To: Subject: Re: breach of contract matter...
[Law Technology Today] When Technologists Nudge
After endless hours of analysis and planning, we thought we had created an extremely fine piece of technology for the lawyers of the firm. And then we launched the application, only to discover that the lawyers didn’t agree with our assessment of the tool. It was, to put it mildly, disappointing. This experience is not unique to our team, and it certainly is not unique to technologists.  People in every profession can tell stories of well-intentioned projects that fell short of the mark....
[Law Technology Today] Law Practice Management and Technology Expo at the Chicago Bar Association
Our friends at the Chicago Bar Association are hosting a Law Practice Management and Technology Expo for CBA members on May 8.  Stop by to catch up on the latest in law practice management and technology services that can benefit your law practice, including CBA Member Benefit providers, plus participate in free CLE, see product demos, and enjoy food and prizes! While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the ABA Law Practice Management Section booth, where you can browse and purchase...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO releases 2012 Annual Report
On May 1st, 2013, LAWPRO held its Annual General Meeting and released its 2012 Annual Report, available here. The report includes the company’s financial statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, including a report on operations for the 2012 year. The results and report are prefaced by remarks from both Susan T. McGrath, chair of the Board of Directors, and LAWPRO President and CEO Kathleen Waters.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Franca Accoroni of Elettronica Laser
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Franca Accoroni of Elettronica Laser with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: From: Franca Accoroni [mailto:franca.accoronii@gmail.com] Sent: April 24, 2013 1:31 AM To: Subject: Legal Rep  We are Italian company and...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Micheal Alghun
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Micheal Alghunlooking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: MICHEAL ALGHUN [mailto:michealalghun@yahoo.ca] Sent: April 29, 2013 4:28 PM To:...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Johan Molin of Assa Abloy
Lawyers in Ontario, Ohio and Montana have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Johan Molin of Assa Abloy with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: From: Johan Molin [mailto:johanlmolini@assaaibloy.com] Sent: April-19-13 6:14 AM To: Subject: Legal Representative Does your firm...