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 Practice Tips Blog] Speech Recognition – It Really, Really Works
Speech recognition has improved a lot over the years. I can make phone calls from and change the radio station in my car by voice command. The Google Chrome browser can now do voice-activated Google searches by adding an extension...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jon Pin and Renesas Electronics Corporation
Lawyers in New Mexico and Arizona notified us that they received an email from the purported Jon Pin (on behalf of Renesas Electronics Corporation) 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)....
[Avoid a Claim] The 2013 fraud warning year in review
While we have been posting about frauds targeting lawyers since 2010, 2013 was the first year we started posting monthly statistics for our fraud-related blog posts and emails to fraudinfo@lawpro.ca. This has allowed us to track short term trends in certain kinds of scams, as well as look at the big picture at year’s end. So what did we see in 2013 and how did it compare to the previous year? We did 252 separate fraud-related blog posts (up 80% from 2012) based on 3,550 emails to...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Maki Williams
A Texas firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Maki Williams 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Salaries for Legal Support Staff 2013-2014
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Down and Protect Your Data Wherever It Is
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. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The New Year Offers a Fresh Start
If your goals for the new year include any of the following: Reducing your stress level Improving your office routines Increasing productivity Streamlining office systems Balancing the demands of work and home then resolve to get a head start.  Check out these … Continue reading →
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Retiring into a Bright Sadness
♫ And I know less about you my heart loves you so much more your my pride in sadness your my brightness…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Charlie Hall. (photo ©  2013 David J. Bilinsky) I thought I would start out 2014 by posting one of the most moving articles that I have read as of late. This article was originally published in the September 2013 issue of the NW Lawyer, the bar journal for the Washington State Bar Association. It is gratefully reproduced here with the written permission...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Down and Protect Your Data Wherever It Is
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. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: A Backup Could Save Your Practice After a Cybercrime Incident
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...