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 Technology Today] Check Fraud, Lawyer Scams and How to Avoid Them
In this edition of The Digital Edge, hosts Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway discuss check fraud with expert Dan Pinnington. Together, they reveal how lawyers are repeatedly falling into the trap of check fraudsters and what can be done to avoid it. Tune in for tips on how to spot a check fraudster in your practice or law firm. Pinnington is the Vice President of Claims Prevention and Stakeholder Relations at Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO). He is a prolific writer, speaker, and...
[Avoid a Claim] Computer virus locks up American law firm’s files
The ABA Journal has a story about a law firm falling victim to a cyber attack that locked up the firm’s computer files for ransom. Here’s the text of the article: The good news: No law firm or client data was taken. The bad news: Attorney Paul Goodson and his staff can’t access his Charlotte, N.C., law firm’s files after they were locked up by a computer virus, WSOC reports. Like other businesses in the city, the firm was targeted via email. Once an attachment was...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Ray Nishimoto and Sumitomo Chemical Co
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Ray Nishimoto of Sumitomo Chemical Co 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Kazuhiro Hirahara and Hinode Electric Co
A New York firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kazuhiro Hirahara of Hinode Electric Co 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Would you take the bait in a phishing scam?
“Phishing” is one of the most common scams that cyber criminals use because it can produce spectacular results with very little effort or expense on the part of the hacker. Phishing involves the use of an email, text message or phone call that appears to come from a trusted source or institution, vendor or company, but is actually from a third-party impostor. Phishing messages are intended to trick you into giving cyber criminals your information by asking you to update or confirm personal or...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement scam using the name Edwards Shirley
A California firm notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Edwards Shirley with regards to an employee injury settlement scam. 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 explanation of how these frauds...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Park Cheng and Renasas Electronics
An Ontario lawyer and one in Texas notified us that they received an email from the purported Park Cheng, on behalf of Renasas Electronics, 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...
[Avoid a Claim] “Take Good Care of the Ones You Love” article on the importance of wills
This article by Bob Aaron originally appeared in the Toronto Star on February 8, 2014. It caught our eye not only because it stresses the importance of having a will, but also because it encourages people to think about ‘digital assets’ in addition to the more traditional assets. That’s something we’ve done blog posts on in the past (here and here). Here’s an offbeat gift suggestion for Valentine’s Day this week. And, no, not a variation on chocolates, flowers, perfume...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Yasuo Masumoto and Kubota Manufacturing
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Yasuo Masumoto of Kubota Manufacturing 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Kim Chihu
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Diana Mills 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 Fraud...