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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Prison Sentence for Fraudster Who Targeted Lawyers in Bad Cheque Scams
We were recently made aware of a September 2013 news release from the FBI, stating that a lawyer-targetting fraudster had pleaded guilty and received hefty fines and a prison sentence. Nice to see a victory in the struggle against online scams. The number of law enforcement agencies involved shows how international these scams are, and how much cooperation is required to bring the fraudsters to justice. Here is the text of the release: The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Gerhard Wilkens
A North Dakota firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Gerhard Wilkens 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 more of an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Using Google Voice in Your Law Practice
The February issue of Multnomah Lawyer, the official publication of the Multnomah Bar Association, has an excellent article by Charley Gee about using Google Voice. As Charley describes: Google Voice is a service from Google that provides a user with a … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] What Should Lawyers Know About Information Governance?
In this edition of Digital Detectives hosts Sharon D. Nelson and John W. Simek invite Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to discuss Information Governance as it relates to e-discovery, privacy, record keeping and security. Baron connects the dots between all these areas and helps lawyers understand they need to know about information governance and the current trends he is see in this area. Baron serves as counsel to the...
[PA Law Practice Management] Disaster Planning, Prevention and Recovery — Free Seminar
I am pleased to let you know that the Greater Philadelphia Professional Counsel will be presenting a seminar on Disaster Planning on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.  Registration and free breakfast begins at 7:45 – 8:30 am.  The seminar will run from 8:30 am to 10:00 am.  There is no charge for the seminar, but pre-registration is required. It will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Fort Washington, PA.  I will be one of the panel members.  Additional information and registration can be found at...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Hope to see you at ABA TECHSHOW 2014
The Early Bird Deadline for ABA TECHSHOW 2014 is February 10. TECHSHOW will be held at the Chicago Hilton March 27-29. There are many exciting programs as you can see on the conference schedule. Of special note will be keynote...
[Avoid a Claim] The importance of reporting letters
From both a client communication and a claims prevention perspective, reporting letters may be among the most important documents in a lawyer’s file. Reporting letters support client communication by describing the work that has been completed and the results achieved. Good reporting letters should also communicate whether any issues remain to be resolved or tasks require completion – and whose responsibility it is to deal with these. Should the matter result in a claim, having interim and/or...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers”
The ABA Law Practice Division is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers this spring. Pre-order your copy today at a 15% discount! The legal community is notorious for generating paper—and lots of it. But lawyers can save time and money by transitioning to a paperless office. Paperless in One Hour for Lawyers will show even the most committed paper devotees how to run their law offices digitally. In just one hour, you will learn to: Get your...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] In Appreciation…
♫ Even though you’re going through hell Just keep on going Let the demons dwell Just wish them well…♫  Lyrics by Neil Peart, music by Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson, recorded by Rush. Yesterday I taught the first class of the 2014 term on legal technology for the Internationally Trained Lawyer’s Program at the University of Toronto law school. We started the session with everyone giving a bit of background on who there are, where they went to law school, what type of law they...
[Avoid a Claim] Come visit our booths at OBA Institute 2014
LAWPRO/practicePRO and TitlePLUS will each have a booth in the Exhibitors Hall at OBA Insitute 2014. At the TitlePLUS booth you’ll be able to meet our consultants and learn more about what makes the TitlePLUS program unique from other providers, and the practicePRO table will be full of current and past issues of LAWPRO Magazine and other risk management resources. And remember to claim your LAWPRO Risk Management credit for each Institute program you attend (up to the maximum of two).