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] Commercial debt collection scam by Stefans Nikolajs
Three U.S. lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Stefans Nikolajs with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Stefans Nikolajs [mailto:nstefans522@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 1:22 AM Subject: New Case Dear Counsel, We are seeking for a lawyer to assist...
[Avoid a Claim] Unfair dismissal scam by Julian Ford
A Pennsylvania lawyer has notified us that he was contacted by the purported Julian Ford with regards to a breach of employment agreement scam. In this type of fraud the lawyer is retained to demand a settlement from an employer or employee, and is similar to workplace injury settlement scams we’ve seen. The fraudster will claim that they are overseas, but the employer is in their jurisdiction. For details on how this fraud works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed...
[Law Technology Today] Three Ways to Deliver Better Legal Services
In this guest post, Chad Burton, Founder of Burton Law, and Nitin Gupta, former co-founder of LawPivot and Legal Industry Lead at Box, describe how lawyers can embrace “post PC” technologies to more effectively deliver legal services. They look at three key areas: (1) internal law firm collaboration; (2) external collaboration; and (3) mobile lawyering.   The delivery of legal services is changing, and the underlying technology that helps facilitate the delivery of legal services is...
[Avoid a Claim] Changes to the Law Society of Upper Canada CPD Requirements
The Law Society has made changes to the CPD requirement in response to lawyer and paralegal input and following its two-year review of the program. Some of the changes are effective immediately and the remainder will be implemented for the 2014 reporting year. For detailed information on these changes see the Report to Convocation. Changes Effective Immediately 1. Co-writing and co-editing are now eligible activities Writing and editing books or articles with a co-author are now eligible CPD...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam introduced by fake law firm Franklin Pirsch & Associates
An Ontario lawyer was contacted by the purported Brandon Franklin of Franklin Pirsh & Associates in Hong Kong with regards to a separation agreement scam. It appears no such firm exists, and this method of using a fake law firm to lend a scam email some legitimacy is similar to a fraud attempt we saw last month which used a fake Ontario firm. Click here for a description of how the separation agreement scam works. Here is the message: This inquiry is the result of a search of the Lawyer...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Amato Ciro Cosimo of Mediamarket S.P.A.
A lawyer in North Carolina notified us that he received an email from the purported Amato Ciro Cosimo of Mediamarket S.P.A. with regards to a commercial debt collection scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Amato Ciro Date: June 3, 2013, 6:57:23 PM EDT To: Subject: Legal Representative We are Italian company and require your assistant in...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Cost and Frequency of Oregon Legal Malpractice Claims [Infographic]
[Law Technology Today] iPad Basics: Navigation Tips and Settings
If you’re new to the world of iPad, here are some tips on navigating around your new device. If you’re a seasoned iPad user, it never hurts to have a refresher.  Maybe you’ll even learn something new!  Most of these tips work on your iPhone also. Add Apps and Folders to the iPad’s dock.  Out of the box, the iPad features four apps on the always-visible bar at the bottom of every screen, a.k.a. the “Dock.”  You can have up to six apps in the Dock, or you can add folders containing multiple apps...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools & Technology
This book will teach lawyers to use standard technology they already have and the latest “Web 2.0″ resources and other tech tools, like Google Docs, Microsoft Office and SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat, to work more effectively on projects with colleagues, clients, co-counsel and even opposing counsel. Collaboration technologies and tools are the most important current developments in legal technology and are likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Explained with minimal...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Is there an iPad in Your Future (if there isn’t one already)?
♫  It’s all about the Apps Store and iTunes. They continue distribution of software media. iPad (do do do do do) iPad (do do do do)… ♫ – Lyrics, music and recorded by Parry Gripp. Gerry Purdy PHD, an expert on wireless technologies, has made a prediction. In the future, you will own three devices: a smartphone (to make calls, check on email and messages and do light web browsing); a tablet (to do more review of content, more serious web browsing and messaging); and a desktop or notebook PC...