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 Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
This was another rich week for excellent content from the LPM-o-sphere. Here are a few that are really worth checking out: David Sparks of MacSparky shared a really intriguing app perfect for folks who set aside content to read later but never have the time to actually read it. Voice Dream (iOS only) can grab articles from Evernote, Dropbox, Instapaper, etc., and reads them aloud so you can listen while driving, exercising, and so forth. LinkedIn users with complete profiles are 40 times more...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Kenneth Dean
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Kenneth Dean looking to retain him with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Juries and Social Media (Free book excerpt from “Social Media as Evidence”)
Excerpted and adapted from Social Media as Evidence: Cases, Practice Pointers, and Techniques, now available from LPM Publishing. The Use of Social Media to Conduct Research on Jurors In addition to researching individual jurors, parties should also consider social media research to discover trends of thought, attitudes, opinions, and the like among the jury pool in the area, particularly in a high profile case. Indeed, information obtained from social media sites may be different from that...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Nicky Hastings and Harrison Field Limited
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Nicky Hastings of Harrison Field Limited 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). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Julian Russ
A lawyer in New York and one in Illinois have notified us that they received an email from the purported Julian Russ 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). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for...
[Law Technology Today] Demythologizing the Mythical Paperless Office
For many years, lawyers have chased after the holy grail of the paperless office. While the basic techniques and strategies have largely stayed the same and the technology and tools have gotten better, most lawyers and firms have not attained the elusive goal of a “paperless” office. Is the goal simply unachievable or is it just too hard to execute on what it takes to achieve the goal? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the history and current...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Practice Pitfalls – Beware the desperate client in a personal injury matter
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article dealing with clients who urge a quick settlement. Click here to read the full article “Practice Pitfalls”. “Many plaintiffs’ lawyers fall victim to clients who desperately need money in the early stages of a personal injury lawsuit,” says Cynthia...
[Law Technology Today] Get to Know Firm Central
Firm Central let’s you accomplish more for your clients with less effort and stress.  It is the only online practice management solution for solo and small firms that connects your legal research, drafting, matters, contacts, calendar, and more. Accomplish more for your clients with less effort and stress with these key benefits: Efficiency – Once you’re in Firm Central through the single sign-on, click just once for access to WestlawNext, Time and Billing, Westlaw Form Builder, and Microsoft...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Practice Pitfalls: Family Law
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article that discusses the hazards of family law. Click here to read the full article "Practice Pitfalls". When a starry-eyed couple is about to get married, no one likes to think about the possibility of divorce. However, in some cases one side (e.g., the...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Electronic Evidence & Discovery Handbook
E-Discovery and the use of electronic evidence has increased dramatically over the past few years, but many lawyers still struggle with the complexities of dealing with electronic information. This comprehensive book provides lawyers with the templates they need to develop an effective E-Discovery strategy, and to frame appropriate E-Discovery requests. In addition to the ready-made forms, the authors also supply helpful information and commentary to bring you rapidly up to speed in the...