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] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Stump Hackers by Changing Key Default Settings
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Avoid the Dangers of Email
Cybercrime is a real and present danger for law firms. All firms should work to understand the cybercrime risks they are exposed to and take steps to reduce the likelihood they will experience a data breach at the hands of cyber criminals. The following checklist is taken from the article "Cybercrime and Law Firms: The Risks are Real" from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. To assess your cybercrime preparedness, see if you can answer the following questions: Are your...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Keep the Bad Guys Out With a Firewall On Your Internet Connection
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Happy Holidays
Thank you for your readership and your engagement.  Enjoy the holidays and stay safe!
[Law Technology Today] The New Partner: Law Practice Today, December 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. December’s edition focuses on new partnerships, discussing topics such as mentoring, building relationships online, and marketing and business development. Here are some highlights from this issue: How to Build Great Relationships Online “The big three online social networks—LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+—each offer potential for...
[Avoid a Claim] Major Toronto Firm has its address and postal code used in lottery scam
A major Bay Street firm has notified us that its 40 King Street West address and postal code is being used in a lottery scam. It does not appear the firm’s actual name is being used. The firm became aware as several scam letters were “returned to sender”. Sample documents from the scam appear below and it appears to work as follows. The notice from “Communication Lottery Sweekstakes” is mailed to a target (7 people known so far) in the US. The letter includes a...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] All I Want for Christmas is a Smart-Phone-Watch
I consider myself to be an early adopter, willing to take a chance on new technology, patient or self-loathing enough to sift through videos when it doesn’t work just right, or do what the commercials promised in 2 seconds flat. But this year, I’m looking for efficiency, function, and style. Specifically and in that order. […]
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Address security vulnerabilities by installing operating system and program updates
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Trang Duong
An Alabama firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Trang Duong 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 Fraud...
[Law Practice Advisor] Manage Your Practice by Managing Your Time
Time Management (Photo credit: Intersection Consulting) December marks a particularly stressful time of year. You may be anxious to tackle your professional to-do list before making plans with family, finishing up last-minute holiday shopping and ringing in the New Year. In order to get everything accomplished this month, you’ll need to be effective in managing your time. Here are six helpful time management tips: 1. Ascribe to a method of time management. Try out proven methods and get...