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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Once You Go Mac, You Never Go Back
Macs in the law office continue to gain traction. Why you ask? Find out from the experts at the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW: The Mac Philosophy “Time is Money for Attorneys – You need (the) best computer that works the way … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for March 2014
March was our busiest fraud-tracking month yet in terms of emails received from lawyers. We got 470 emails from lawyers informing us that they’d been targetted by fraudsters, and we posted 17 new alerts. 76% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 16% from Ontario, 1% from elsewhere in Canada and 7% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ orginated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in March sorted by scenario...
[SC Small Firm] Big news for iPad users!
It’s finally here – Microsoft has released Office for iPad! You can now download the Microsoft Office app suite, which includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad, in Apple’s App Store. While it’s free to download these apps, the free version only allows you to view documents. You must subscribe to Office 365 Home (about $99/year) to edit or create documents. However, the free apps DO allow you to show PowerPoint presentations on the iPad which is great for lawyers who use their iPads...
[Law Technology Today] Kennedy-Mighell Report Talks Legal Ethics and Cybersecurity
Since 2009, the FBI has warned that law firms have cybersecurity problems with potentially far-reaching consequences. For lawyers, cybersecurity is an issue from a practical and ethical standpoint. Where do ethics rules and cybersecurity measures intersect? Should data encryption become standard? How is “reasonable security measures” defined today? Will the definition hold as technology continues to evolve? Will multifactor authentication be enough? Biometrics? What can lawyers do...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Cool TECHSHOW Apps
This is no April Fool’s Joke - as promised yesterday, here are more tweets curated with the help of Tweet Archivist from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW.  Today’s focus – cool apps! For the Android New 100 Best Android Apps List: Just in … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] ABA TECHSHOW 2014 News Roundup
Since Engadget wasn’t sure, yes, ABA TECHSHOW is a thing. A big thing in the legal technology space, and this year was no exception. It kicked off with LexThink, where lawyers and legal professional gave six minute presentations on what they consider the end of irrelevance. For a run down of sessions, and the plenary that featured John W. Dean, White House Counsel to President Nixon, check both Lawyerist and The Droid Lawyer. They lived-blogged during the course of the conference, neither...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] How Law Firms Can Increase Their Online Banking Safety
Many law firms manage their trust and regular bank accounts on the Internet, and some firms have the ability to initiate various banking transactions online, including account transfers and wiring funds. While the convenience and efficiency of online banking are huge benefits, the downside is that online banking exposes you to security risks. The steps outlined below will help law firms to understand, address and reduce online banking risks – for both your firm and personal accounts. Know and...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Hitomi Fujimoto
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Hitomi Fujimoto looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam using the name Yasuyuki Okamura
Lawyers and realtors in Washington state and Tennesee tell us they’ve been contacted by the purported Yasuyuki Okamura with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works see our Confirmed Fraud page. Our Fraud Fact Sheet lists the red flags of a bogus legal matter that is really a fraud. Here is the email: From: Yasuyuki Okamura [mailto:yasuyukiokamura888@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 2:29 PM To: Subject: property to purchase...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of – 60 Tips in 60 Minutes / 60 Sites in 60 Minutes
60 Tips/60 Sites is by far the most popular presentation at the 2014 ABATECHSHOW (SRO this year).  From our base in Oregon where Sheila Blackford and I held down the fort, I used Tweet Archivist to capture and curate the best of the best. … Continue reading →