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 Sharon Marcel
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Sharon Marcel 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: MRS SHARON MARCEL To: undisclosed-recipients: Bcc...
[Law Technology Today] Getting Started with Security
If you read my last post here on Law Technology Today, you know that I caution against an antivirus-only security strategy to combat today’s growing information risks.  But for many lawyers, the biggest challenge is not knowing whether they should do more, but rather what they should do to protect themselves and their practice from modern cyber threats.  The myriad of possibilities for security investment and the lack of clear security guidance for legal professionals (something the ABA and ...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Libray: The Lawyer’s Guide to Balancing Life and Work
If you are dominated by work from the moment you arise until the moment you turn off the lights at night, you are not alone. Years of narrow focus, hard work, pressure, and endless striving for material reward are the hallmark of many lawyers’ lives. This title is written specifically to help lawyers achieve professional AND personal satisfaction in their career. George Kaufman examines how the profession has changed over the years, then offers philosophical approaches, practical...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Al Fournier of Bjordal IndustrierAS
A New York lawyer has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Al Fournier of Bjordal IndustrierAS 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. Bjordal IndustrierAS has also appeared in another fraud email. Here is the initial email: From: Al Fournier [mailto:fournieral5@vf.vc] Sent: Monday, April 15, 2013 8:01...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Cynthia Woichun
An Ontario lawyer 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: Cynthia Woichun [mailto:cynthiawoichunn101@gmail...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Zhidan Tang of Brone Electric Co.
A lawyer in Hawaii notified us that they have received an email from the purported Zhidan Tang of Brone Electric Co 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: Brone Electric Co Ltd [mailto:broneelectriccoltd@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, April 12, 2013 11:39 PM To: Subject: Legal Counsel Good day Sir/...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Niu Zhiming of Xiware Technologies
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they have received an email from the purported Niu Zhiming of Xiware Technologies 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: Xiware Technologies Ltd [mailto:info@xiwaretech.com] Sent: Thursday, April 11, 2013 6:46 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: We require...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Unbundled Legal Services: Pitfalls to Avoid
Unbundled legal services are one solution to the complex issue of access to justice and are likely to become more commonplace. Being aware of the risks of unbundled legal services will help you reduce your exposure to a malpractice claim. Here are several steps you can take to reduce your exposure to a claim when providing legal services on a limited scope basis. This was excerpted from an article in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine, and so often refers to the Ontario Rules of...

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[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Best of TECHSHOW – Tips and Tricks
Every year the ABA TECHSHOW brings together some of the best legal technology minds our profession has to offer.  This year was no exception.  Over the next few posts I’ll share what I learned at this year’s conference.  Today: the … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Are You Not Buying a New PC Too?
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about large decreases in purchases of new PCs and laptops. Dwight Silverman does a great job of telling the story, giving us the numbers and analyzing the trends in “Why aren’t people buying new PCs? Because they don’t have to.” Silverman’s title neatly sums up the answer to the question, but his blog post is definitely worth a read, especially for lawyers and others hoping to get an updated computer in 2013. First quarter PC shipments have decreased by...