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

[Law Technology Today] Video: A Lawyer’s Toolbox – Tools for Getting the Job Done
With every profession, new tools can be incorporated to boost productivity and efficiency. In this webinar from the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Amicus Attorney, discover the valuable tools lawyers need to get the job done. Thank you to our sponsor.  The post Video: A Lawyer’s Toolbox – Tools for Getting the Job Done appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Avoid a Claim] Excess insurance offers peace of mind to lawyers and law firms
Would your exposure on a negligence claim be over the individual lawyer’s $1 million per claim or $2 million in the aggregate limits offered under the LAWPRO policy for the Law Society of Upper Canada program (the “primary policy”)? Excess insurance – insurance that covers you for claims after the limits under the primary policy are exhausted – offers peace of mind for lawyers, no matter what their practice entails. Regardless of whether you are considering a first time purchase of excess...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Konatsu Ayumu
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Konatsu Ayumu 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...
[Law Technology Today] Now Available: “Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers”
LP Publishing’s long awaited Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers by Ernie Svenson is now available! Order your copy today to master Adobe Acrobat editions X and XI in just one hour. Most lawyers now encounter PDFs, and many own Adobe Acrobat—the most widely used software for working with PDFs. But most attorneys are confused about how to work efficiently with PDFs. Adobe Acrobat in One Hour for Lawyers is written for lawyers and legal professionals who want to be more organized by making...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Futabatei Arishima and Adamant Kogyo Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Futabatei Arishima of Adamant Kogyo Co. 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 cheque...
[Avoid a Claim] GTA lawyers take note of New Motion Practice Direction (Toronto)
On November 18, 2013, the Toronto Motions Scheduling Unit circulated an email with details of a new scheduling policy. The contents of that message are as follows: Please make note of the following important new information for the Motions & Scheduling Unit: As of November 18, 2013, any date requisitioned for a motion will be vacated if the notice of motion is not filed with payment for the motion within 10 days after the motion has been scheduled. As of November 18, 2013, the motions...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Yoshihiro Saita and Chuo Engineering Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Yoshihiro Saita of Chuo Engineering Co 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...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Cross border selection of lawyers – issues to consider
When you shop for a contractor for a home renovation, you are often reminded about the need to ensure your contractor has third party liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance – just in case. Do you ask that same question when you shop for a lawyer outside of Ontario? Do you remember to ask if the foreign lawyer carries professional liability insurance? And do you know what his/her coverage is? Imagine this. A 40-year-old client’s husband dies in a plane crash in the United...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2014 Predictions!
♫  Let’s tell the future Let’s see how it’s been done By numbers, by mirrors, by water By dots made at random on paper…♫ Lyrics, Music and recorded by Susan Vega. (images: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fire_craker.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:San_Diego_Fireworks.jpg – creative commons licence) “The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it” has been variously attributed to many authors, particularly Dennis Gabor. Accordingly this...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name He Weijian
Three Ontario lawyers firm notified us that they received an email from the purported He Weijian 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...