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

[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...
[Avoid a Claim] Correction to Lawyers’ Weekly “LSUC toughens real estate practice rules” article
On March 15, 2013, The Lawyers’ Weekly published an article titled “LSUC toughens real estate practice rules” in which the author reported that Ontario real estate lawyers “are already paying an extra $500 in annual fees”. We assume that this was intended as a reference to the Real Estate Practice Coverage Option (REPCO) premium, The REPCO premium is $250 for the 2013 policy year; the same as it was in 2012. While the premium was $500 when first introduced, it has...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] How many does it take to change a light bulb?
Q. How many ministers does it take to change a light bulb? A. It depends on whether the light bulb is really willing to change! The same is true for lawyers and law firms. I've been knee-deep in reviewing materials...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Recruiting Lawyers – How to Hire the Best Talent
The greatest asset to any law firm is its intellectual capital-the lawyers. Recognizing the importance and complexity of lawyer recruitment, authors Shannon and Manch have thoroughly researched law firm hiring practices and its many shifts over the past 30 years. Recruiting Lawyers is the culmination of their efforts, providing you with practical searching and screening strategies, smart hiring practices, and constructive ideas that you can incorporate immediately into your recruitment...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Lawyers on Client Boards: Handle With Care!
It is easy to understand why a corporate client might ask her lawyer to sit on the board of directors. The lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to create the company, and will have a solid understanding of the corporation’s objectives, its relationships with industry partners, suppliers, customers and others, and the challenges it faces in the marketplace. It is also easy to understand why a lawyer might be honoured by, and readily accept, such an invitation. However,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Siwan Park of Renesas Electronics
A lawyer in Washington, DC has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Siwan Park of Renesas Electronics 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: Siwan Park [mailto:esakileo88@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:11 PM To: info Subject: Legal Rep  Siwan Park an...
[Law Technology Today] The Endurance and Evolution of Technology
A recent article, “Technological extinction, Only the digital dies,” in the January 26, 2013 issue of The Economist, got me thinking. The article started with the premise that “The ‘paperless office’ has earned a proud place on lists of technological promises that did not come to pass.” It concluded with the idea that “digital technologies may prove to be more ephemeral than their predecessors.” After dissing the paperless office, the article went on to trumpet the durability of carbon paper,...