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] Separation agreement scam by Tama Wu Kenneth
A California lawyer notified us that he was contacted by the purported Tama Wu Kenneth with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. 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: Tama Kenneth Date: Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 1:48 AM Subject: Re:...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Michael England
A New York lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Michael England 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: michael england [mailto:mikengland2@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 9:37 AM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Legal Matters Do you handle breach of...
[Law Technology Today] Really Simple Substitutes for Google Reader
July 1st marks the beginning of July and the end of Google Reader. Many companies have wasted no time jumping on this opportunity to become the next go-to RSS reader. AOL, for one, has received a lot of attention for its launch of AOL Reader. An article from The Verge provides a good overview of this particular reader, claiming it offers simplicity for former Google Readers but also “borrows from the rest of its competition.” It is very fast and refreshes feeds very quickly. All Things D...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Older Law Society of Upper Canada CPD Materials Now Available Online Free of Charge
Ontario lawyers might be familiar with the Law Society of Upper Canada's AccessCLE service, which is a database that provides electronic PDF access to papers and materials from LSUC events since 2004. Previously this service was pay-for-view. However, the Law Society just announced that articles older than 18 months are now free of charge! Articles newer than the 18 month time frame will still be available on a pay-per-view basis, at costs ranging from $25.00 to $35.00 per article....
[Law Technology Today] Small Law Firm with Big Ideas on Technology!
Greetings from Dine Law, P.L. located in sunny Southwest Florida! We are a small law firm providing Elder Law services in Manatee & Sarasota Counties, and in October 2012, the members of the firm embarked on quite a journey together as we moved our entire practice (server, telephones, time-keeping, email and document management systems) into the cloud. And by members, we mean all those employed by Dine Law. Don’t worry lawyers, the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar have not been broken by...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Passing the Torch Without Getting Burned
For law firms, succession is a fact of life: founding partners retire, rainmakers depart, and in the meantime, client relationships must be preserved. Passing the Torch without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning is a comprehensive examination of the key economic issues typically encountered by law firms when they consider how partners end their careers, as they inevitably must. Peter Giuliani, an experienced law-firm management consultant, illustrates...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Tired of Touchy Touchscreens?
Here is an incredibly simple tip that will “erase” your frustration:  use your trusty Ticonderoga!  Never again will I approach our Xerox WorkCentre without one of these in my hand.  Here’s why: Touchscreen technology is wonderful … on my iPad … Continue reading →
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 2013 Pacific Legal Technology Conference goes National
♫ Innovate and stimulate minds Travel the world and penetrate the times Innovate and stimulate minds For now I appreciate this moment in time…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Hard Driver. The 2013 edition of The Pacific Legal Technology Conference, Canada’s first and foremost conference on all aspects of legal technology, will feature two major new developments this year! First: This year’s conference will be webcast….all three concurrent tracks in the morning and in...
[Law Practice Advisor] Breaking Bad: Relaying Unfortunate Results to Clients
Unless you’re Kevin Lomax in ‘Devil’s Advocate’, there is a strong likelihood that, at some point, you will not receive the result that you and your client had hoped for, at which point you’ll have to be the bearer of some bad news. But, even if that unfortunate event leads to a final, negative determination in the case, you’ll want to deliver bad news in such a way that you can preserve the relationship with your client, either for purposes of securing future work referrals, or in order to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Caroline Ditlefsen of Knardrupveg and Malov Byvej
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Caroline Ditlefsen of Knardrupveg and Malov Byvej 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: Caroline Ditlefsen To: Date: 20/06/2013 09:30 PM Subject: Contract Negotiation We were refer to your firm by American Bar...