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] An Annual Legal Health Check-Up From LAWPRO
Clients don’t always appreciate how lawyers can help on other legal issues they may encounter as they go through life. Just as booking an appointment with a doctor or financial advisor offers an opportunity to identify issues and gauge your health (physical and financial), checking in with their lawyer can ensure your client’s legal health is also in good shape. To help lawyers remind their clients to check up their “legal health”, LAWPRO has created the Annual Legal Health Check-up (in Word...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jesper Goransson and Peab AB
A Nova Scotia firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jesper Goransson of Peab AB 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] You and Your Clients Remain Vulnerable to Scams
In the July issue of the OSB Bulletin, Leonard DuBoff and Christy King offer new advice regarding the latest scams plaguing lawyers: For example, one of the newer scams involves someone posing as a real estate buyer and contacting a mortgage broker … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Mobile Security: Quick Security Tip
Your mobile devices contain a lot of valuable information, but you may not realize the extent of this value until your phone or tablet is either stolen or lost. Consider these tips and strategies for thinking about how to secure your mobile devices before it is too late. This video is part of a 5 video series from the Legal Technology Resource Center discussing strategies for a more secure practice. See below for links to the rest of the Quick Security Tips: Data Encryption Avoiding Scams...
[Reid My Blog] Bar Associations Must Meet Change or Become Irrelevant
At the recent ABA meeting in San Francisco, which I attended, the National Conference of Bar Presidents held a moderated discussion “Bar Associations . . . “ It is about changing or be irrelevant. During the annual meeting, I had several conversations with others about the value of belonging to a bar association, and how bars need to be relevant to their members or risk losing members and member participation. Then I heard this: The attendance for this ABA meeting was approximately 3,500...
[Reid My Blog] How to Stop 80% of Malicious Attacks on Your Law Firm Computers
We hear and read about the necessity of keeping law firm computers (and the confidential client information they contain) secure from malicious software and hackers, but not all of these efforts are created equal. The number one way to keep your computers secure is to keep all the software in those computers patched.  By patched, I don’t mean just Windows and other Microsoft products. In fact, those account for just a tiny fraction of security problems today. The biggest culprits—and this...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] What is "Freemium"?
Reblogged from sharechair: On this blog, I occasionally highlight apps of interest, and when I do I always try to share information about the price or, even better, announce that it is free. But lately many apps have adopted a … Continue reading →
[PA Law Practice Management] A Law Firm with a Sense of Humor
Is it an oxymoron to say law firm and sense of humor in the same sentence?  Apparently not.  Creating a fun atmosphere attracts employees. Back in the day when I managed firms hands-on, I tried to introduce humor into the workplace whenever possible.  My colleagues at other firms did not approve.  They thought everything about law firm life should be serious, dignified, and . . . yawn . . . never fun.  I never had a problem encouraging some of their top employees to make a leap to the...
[Law Practice Advisor] C’mon, C’mon, C’mon, Let Me Show You What It’s All About: Encryption ABC’s, Easy as 1-2-3
The Massachusetts Data Protection statutes and rules compel encryption in certain scenarios; and, a modern interpretation of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct would suggest that encrypting data is the appropriate move in certain circumstances; but, beyond that, it’s also a pretty good idea, as a general practice, to encrypt your clients’ sensitive data. Fortunately, it is not all that difficult to encrypt your files. In fact, as suggested by the title of this post, it’s as easy...
[Law Technology Today] Young Lawyers Survival Guide (Part II): Law Practice Today, August 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management Section provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. August’s edition focuses on young lawyers, discussing topics such as business development, going green, marketing, and non-traditional work experiences. Here are some highlights from this issue: “iCan Help” “In the super-competitive legal job market, how can a young attorney stand out and increase the...