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 Ericksen Aker
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they have received an email from the purported Ericksen Aker with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: Web Master Jet Flash [mailto:eric@bjindustries.com] Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 8:25 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Loan Default Case Dear Counsel, We...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Sapphire Nikkori
Two lawyers in Ontario and one in New York have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Sapphire Nikkori 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 one example of the initial email: From: Ms. Sapphire...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Val Daniels of Master-Cut Tool Company
Lawyers in New Jersey and Florida have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Val Daniels of Master-Cut Tool Company with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: MASTER-CUT TOOL [mailto:kclemons244@insightbb.com] Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:31 PM Subject: Counsel: We...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mori Matsuo
A lawyer in West Virginia has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Mori Matsuo with regards to a commercial debt litigation 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: Mori Matsuo [mailto:morimatsuo@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:23 AM To: Subject: Legal Rep Counsel I am mori Matsuo and I am...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: How Long Should You Keep Your Closed Files?
“How long do I have to keep my closed files?” is one of the most frequent questions lawyers ask practicePRO. Certainly you don’t have to keep all files permanently – this just doesn’t make practical or economic sense. Nor is the solution as simple as a one-size-fits-all rule for when to destroy closed files (e.g., toss everything at 10 years). For many reasons, file retention and destruction is a complex issue. This article examines why and provides some direction on how long you should keep...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Using Twitter at a Conference
A conference used to be something you’d simply sign up for, get a few good tips out of and then soon forget about. This is a way of the past. With the introduction of social media, conferences happen as much online as they do offline. Most conferences encourage the use of Twitter hashtags and mentioning Twitter handles to create a lasting online community for attendees to be a part of long after a conference is over. With ABA TECHSHOW coming up in just one short week, here are some tips...
[Law Practice Advisor] Solo Practice You: A Collection of Recordings for the Curious Attorney
While my regular podcasting home is the Legal Talk Network (watch for a new episode of the Legal Toolkit later this week, in which I explain my long hiatus and introduce a show co-host), I have been known to dip my toe into other waters, appearing as a guest on other podcasts, from time to time.  And, it seems that I have been appearing as a guest of Solo Practice University founder, Susan Cartier Liebel, quarterly, for the past year.  Boy, that escalated quickly. With a year’s worth of shows...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Jackson Lawre
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Jackson Lawre looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: Jackson Lawre Date: Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 6:33 AM Subject: Hello Counsel To: Hello...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of employment agreement scam by Tatsuo Saito
An Ontario lawyers has notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Tatsuo Saito with regards to a breach of employment agreement scam. In this type of fraud the lawyer is retained to demand a settlement from an employer or employee, and is similar to workplace injury settlement scams we’ve seen. The fraudster will claim that they are overseas, but the employer is in their jurisdiction. For details on how this fraud works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Joe Van Hae
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Joe Van Hae looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: jvanhaeyes@excite.com [mailto:jvanhaeyes@excite.com] Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013...