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] ABA TECHSHOW Link Round-Up
If you weren’t able to attend ABA TECHSHOW this year—or maybe even if you did—you may be wondering what #ABATECHSHOW is all about and why it was founded 29 years ago. Hosted by the Law Practice Division, ABA TECHSHOW is the conference for bringing lawyers and technology together, taking place at the Hilton Chicago every spring, ABA TECHSHOW is, of course, about teaching legal professionals new ways to use technology efficiently, but for many, it is also about building and maintaining new...
[Law Technology Today] 10 Commandments to Hanging a Shingle
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. —Benjamin Franklin Those words, however simply stated, couldn’t ring more true especially for attorneys who want to hang their own shingle. There’s something undoubtedly noble about wanting to start a law firm, but the truth is, those who don’t plan accordingly, are most likely destined to fail. Now add a fiercely competitive legal market to that equation and that uphill climb just got steeper. The good news is, most attorneys who are...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Bypassing the “Backstage view” When Launching Word 2013
Originally posted on CompuSavvy's Word & WordPerfect Tips:Whether you are upgrading from an earlier version of Word or moving straight from WordPerfect to Word 2013, you’ll notice fairly quickly the rather unusual way the program handles basic tasks, including common file-management…
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Inside the Lawyer’s Mind: Resilience
Following up on his previous posts on lawyers’ personality traits (autonomy, skepticism,urgency), and sociability) Ian Hu (practicePRO and Claims Prevention Counsel at LAWPRO) discusses “resilience”, a measure of how well lawyers bounce back from setbacks. A lawyer high in resilience is receptive to criticism and feedback and is not defensive. He is less likely to take criticism personally and is better at focusing on accomplishing the task at hand. If he suffers a loss or is...
[Law Technology Today] Selfies and Training Stuck Out
The 29th ABA TECHSHOW has come and gone, leaving in its wake a number of tired, yet exuberant lawyers. You have been reading a few such stories this month, from general observations to an Expo Hall walk-through to specific action items from sessions. Many of you saw my blue hat prowling the Expo Hall, ducking in and out of sessions, snapping photos or standing, live tweeting a speaker or tip. That’s one of the things I love about TECHSHOW: that immediate tip, like converting handwriting...
[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Reika Page
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Reika Page with regard to collection of court-ordered funds in a divorce. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: Dear Counsel,  I wish to file a contempt petition against my ex-spouse for failure to make court ordered payments resulting from...
[Law Technology Today] The Secret to Successful Adoption of Technology
It’s 5 p.m. on April 17. I’m sitting in a conference room at the Hilton on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. I’ve been sitting in conference rooms for two days now, and you might expect me to be drooling on myself, eyes crossed in boredom after listening to speakers drone on and on and on about something I’ve already forgotten. You’d be wrong. I’m laughing. I’m laughing so hard tears are streaming down my face. And I’m not alone. I’m sitting in the middle of 1,200 people, all engrossed and...
[Avoid a Claim] Warning: Beware of changes made to payment instructions in real estate transactions
The North Carolina State Bar sent out a warning to its members to beware of changes in payment instructions in real estate transactions. Scammers there hacked or faked the accounts of realtors and sent altered wiring instructions. They could also try to impersonate clients or other firms. (In a previous post about fake emails from law firms we explained how emails can be faked.) Here’s the text of the warning: Last week the Bar received multiple reports of fraudulent activity relating...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Lysa Walter
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Lysa Walter 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] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Arjan Van De Kerk
An Idaho firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Arjan Van De Kerk looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...