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 Johan Molin of Assa Abloy
Lawyers in Ontario, Ohio and Montana have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Johan Molin of Assa Abloy 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: Johan Molin [mailto:johanlmolini@assaaibloy.com] Sent: April-19-13 6:14 AM To: Subject: Legal Representative Does your firm...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Jose Hermida of Alliance Machining Technologies
A lawyer in Ontario and one in New York have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Jose Hermida of Alliance Machining Technologies 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: Alliance Machining Technologies Inc. Sent: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 2:25 pm Subject: Collection Matter(...
[Law Practice Advisor] LOMAP’s Third Annual Marketing Conference is May 16; Avvo CEO Mark Britton to Keynote
It’s springtime again, and that can only mean one thing: Our annual marketing conference is in the offing. The ‘Third Annual Super Marketing Conference: Accelerate Your Marketing’ will focus on web marketing.  This year, we have partnered with the Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School, Avvo and many others, to bring you an impressive lineup of speakers covering subjects germane to lawyer advertising online.  Avvo Founder and CEO Mark Britton will be the keynote speaker,...
[Law Technology Today] The Importance of Listening
Sometimes a convergence of ideas, none of which relates to law firm management, provides food for thought about how law firms (and other businesses) operate. That’s the case with this post, whose theme is the importance of listening, and how avoiding a dictatorship can help your firm grow. Let me provide four examples. First, there is my local florist. The owner could not figure out why her business wasn’t growing and why she wasn’t more profitable. After all, she was getting numerous sales...
[PA Law Practice Management] Big Time Competition Just Arrived
The legal marketplace has become extremely competitive.  You know that.  But it just became a lot worse, and you may not yet be aware of the new threat. A 700 lawyer private law firm in China — Zhong Lun Law Firm — has opened an office in New York.  The firm announced in a press release that the purpose of the office is to help American clients investing or doing business in China, and also to help Chinese clients conduct business and make investments in America. Two attorneys with...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Learning, Food, Prizes: CBA Law Practice Management & Technology Expo
Come by the CBA on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to catch up on the latest in law practice management and technology services that can benefit your law practice, including CBA Member Benefit providers, plus participate in free CLE, see product demos, and enjoy food and prizes! Expo Hall from 10am – 3pm From 10-3 visit with national and local law practice management, business services, and technology companies in the Law Practice Management & Technology Expo. See more...
[Law Technology Today] Them’s The (Email) Rules!
A couple of weeks ago our offices installed a brand-spanking new VoIP phone system.  I’ve been geeking out for the last little while, figuring out all the cool things we can do with the new system that we couldn’t do with the old one.  I love that I can log out of the phone at our desk, drive over to our other city office and log into a phone over there. Everything travels along to the new location with me – my extension, my voice mail, my direct line, phone customizations – all of it.  It’s as...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Don’t Miss Family Law Issues When Drafting Wills!
We at LAWPRO have occasionally cautioned lawyers who specialize in one area of law about the dangers of dabbling in another, unfamiliar area. As a refreshing twist on that general advice, we’re reminding lawyers that while dabbling can be dangerous, KNOWING the law in another area is never a bad idea. When it comes to the intersection between wills and family law, it is essential that wills and estates practitioners maintain a basic working familiarity with family law issues so that certain...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of TECHSHOW – Lesser Known Social Media Sites
In this “best of” ABA TECHSHOW post I feature the best tips, tricks, and insights for lesser known social media sites.  To get off on the right foot take heed of the following: Practical Advice for All Social Media Interaction Always present … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The Lender Client: Not Just a Third Wheel in a Purchase Transaction
It isn’t uncommon for real estate lawyers to be retained to act for both the purchaser of a property and the mortgage lender that is financing the purchase. However, a review of lender claims against lawyers for negligence suggests a misconception by some lawyers who believe that their only obligation to the lender client is to register the mortgage. The reality is that unless the lawyer’s retainer is explicitly limited to registering the mortgage (which should be confirmed in writing where...