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 Emmanuel Wei of Sai Mag Group
An Ontario lawyer notified us that she received an email from the purported Emmanuel Wei of Sai Mag Group 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: Emanuel Kemmler [mailto:emanuel.kemmler@student.uni-halle.de] Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 5:02 PM Subject: Business representative . Please Review...
[Law Practice Advisor] Accelerate Your Marketing: Top Sound Bites from LOMAP’s Annual Marketing Conference
There was much wit and wisdom being passed around during last week’s 3rd Annual Super Marketing Conference, presented by LOMAP, in partnership with the Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School’s Center for Advanced Legal Studies and Avvo. This year’s conference, tagged ‘Accelerate Your Marketing’ focused on web marketing. Below are some of the top quotes from the show, per session: -‘Don’t hide your fees; instead, be transparent, and demonstrate your value to clients.’...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Lawson Roberts
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Lawson Roberts 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: Lawson Roberts Date: Thu, May 23, 2013 at 5:32 AM Subject: Legal Advice To: Dear Counsel, I need a proper legal advice and expertise in a pending debt recovery of a...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Top 10 Technology Tools and How to Use Them
Are you familiar with the various available legal technology options, and are you using everything you should be? Legal technology is essential for communicating with and serving clients, for completing law-related tasks, and for running and managing your practice. Top 10 Technology Tools and How to Use Them, by Dan Pinnington, Richard Ferguson, David Bilinsky and David Masters reviews what the authors feel are the “top ten legal technologies,” that is, technologies that all law...
[Avoid a Claim] Your new sole or small law office: General or niche practice?
Just as lawyers choose to practice solo or in small firm settings for a wide range of different reasons, there are many factors that play into the decision whether to develop a general practice or to focus on a particular niche. Regardless of these factors, it’s important to actually consider the pros and cons of each model and to develop your new practice with intention and self-reflection. Some lawyers assume that it is commercially imperative −at least at first − to take every case that “...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kazuo Hirai of Chuko Electric Co Ltd
A lawyer in California notified us that he received an email from the purported Kazuo Hirai of Chuko Electric Co Ltd 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: Chuko Electric Co Ltd [mailto:chukoelectriccoltd@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:27 PM To: Subject: litigation case This is a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Mobile Security Tips from the ABA
Great tips at Law Technology Today on mobile security. Don’t take confidential client data outside the office without taking these precautionary steps: Encrypt devices Password protect all technology (phones, tablets, laptops) Enable remote wiping capability Limit what you carry when … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Selected LPM Tech Books are 75% Off!
Just in time for summer reading season, LPM is offering a 75% discount on selected books. You won’t ever see a sale this big, so order before May 31 to take advantage of the low prices! A full list of sale books is below. To receive the 75% discount, enter the code LPMSALE13 at checkout. Making Partner: A Guide for Law Firm Associates, Third Edition By John R. Sapp Most lawyers think they will make partner eventually, but in reality, many never reach this level. This concise,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Matthew Shilton of Holbury Hardware Stores
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Matthew Shilton of Holbury Hardware Stores 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: Matthew Shilton [mailto:matthewjshiltoni@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: April-26-13 2:36 PM To: Subject: REQUEST FOR COUNSEL Our organization...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Ten Improved Fastcase Tools
Here's an article that recently appeared from me in the Oklahoma Bar Journal. Ten Improved Fastcase Tools I will confess that Ed Walters, the CEO of Fastcase, gave me a fair amount of assistance in the preparation of this article....