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] To avoid real estate claims: take instructions from the party with value at risk
If you’ve read even just the title of today’s risk management post, you’re on your way to avoiding a real estate claim. For seasoned real estate lawyers, the process of taking instructions, formulating or answering requisitions, and closing the deal can become, to a large extent, routine. An “ordinary” set of instructions with respect to an “ordinary” property may result in what appears to be a smooth and ordinary closing. But sometimes dangers lurk beneath the surface. One such danger arises...
[Law Technology Today] Holiday Travel Link Roundup
Ah, tis the season of holiday travels. Whether you are looking to detach or stay connected, these blog posts have some great tips for being on the road, covering everything from security to efficiency. Downtime Efficiency Use these tips to maximize your downtime when you’re on-the-go to reduce the pile up of “to dos” back at the office. Yes I AM Ignoring You When you take a few days off, you’re bound to return to a full inbox of unread emails. What you can do to reduce...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Gianlucca Perrota and Gamma S.R.L.
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Gianlucca Perrota of Gamma S.R.L. Limited looking to retain them 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 fake...
[Law Technology Today] Internet Marketing: Law Practice Today, November 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. November’s edition focuses on internet marketing, discussing topics such as social media, ethics, and search engine optimization. Here are some highlights from this issue: Social Media, Ethics, and “Expertise:” What’s a Lawyer to Do? “Lawyers have embraced LinkedIn more than any other social media outlet. Bar...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: Title insurance – separating fact from fiction
In just over a decade, title insurance has gone from a little-known development to a mainstay of real estate practice. In Ontario alone, title insurance is a $100 million a year industry: Between 1999 and 2009, the revenue of the major title insurers of Ontario grew 534 per cent. Not surprisingly it is estimated that upwards of 95 per cent of Ontario residential real estate transactions are title insured. Despite its widespread use, title insurance appears to be somewhat of an enigma to many...
[Compujurist] Best Practice: Ask your Clients how you Did
I've long been an advocate of surveying your clients on how you did when you complete their representation. My friends at AttorneyatWork recently carried an article from Josh Lenon, an attorney and Director of Communications at Clio on this very topic. Josh reinforces what most of us that advise lawyers and firms already know - most firms don't ask for client feedback on how they did.
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Top 5 Holiday Travel Apps
Thanksgiving week is upon us! Like most Americans you will be traveling to share the holiday with your loved ones. Along your journey you may find yourself searching for some quick answers, to questions like; So when you find yourself searching for answers, rely on these apps to deliver faster than your nephew can say […]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Stephan Proennecke and DebioTech S.A.
Firms in Oklahoma and Texas notified us that they received an email from the purported Stephan Proennecke of DebioTech S.A. Limited looking to retain them 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Marina Kitaya
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Marina Kitaya looking to retain them 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement scam using the name Stephen Riches
A firm in Florida has notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Stephen Riches with regards to an employee injury settlement 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 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 how these...