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] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Yuan Wen-Lien and Kentec Machinery
Firms in Nevada and California notified us that they received an email from the purported Yuan Wen-Lien of Kentec Machinery 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Online Banking and IOLTA
Electronic banking has become the preferred means of receiving, disbursing, and transferring funds for many firms.  Depositing or writing checks has disappeared, much like the practice of sending letters. Yet, there are lingering concerns. Despite what some believe, there has … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Law Firm Management in 2020: The Right Mix of People, Process, and Technology
Law firms face an interesting future. Already, competition is reaching fever pitch with non-traditional, disruptive players such The AA and The Co-operative entering the market. Fees are under scrutiny, while profit margins are already squeezed. Mergers and acquisitions seem to be daily occurrences. Much is beyond our control. All we can really do is predict, prepare, and react as quickly and as responsibly as possible. The trends that we see now will not disappear overnight, and those firms...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The Average Lawyer Is 90% More Skeptical Than Everyone Else: What This Means for Your Clients, Your Colleagues, and Your Firm
A skeptical lawyer is a good lawyer. He scrutinizes every line in a contract. He questions the opposing party’s arguments. He looks for hidden motives. He looks at the law with a critical eye. His legal decisions are guided by a healthy pessimism, which helps him guard against mistakes. At the same time, a skeptical lawyer is not fun to be around when he is not dealing with legal issues. Because of his cynical, argumentative and judgemental character he doesn’t play well with others. He is less...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Note-taking Tips with Attorney at Work
The folks at Attorney at Work invited Catherine and I to join a team of legal technology experts and weigh in on our favorite tip for taking notes in meetings and making them actually usable. Here’s what we had to say: Catherine Sanders Reach:  I try on note-taking apps like a little girl trying on Easter […]
[Law Technology Today] Women You Need To Know: In Law and Technology
Recently, someone asked me for a list of women who write and speak about legal technology. Then, it happened again. This got me thinking: why not highlight some of the outstanding women in this genre? (Note: I must give credit to my colleague, Jared Correia, who suggested the original idea for a post based on a list I had drafted for another colleague.) Below, I’ve put together my “Women You Should Follow” list, which includes a number of women who write and speak about law and technology...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Lenders Will Begin Asking Title Insurance Agents About Data Security
View image | gettyimages.com   If you’re a regular reader of ours, you’ll know we frequently write and speak on issues of data security — we can’t get enough of it! We rarely publish to this blog about items specific to certain types of practitioners (in this case, title agents); but, after coming across this piece, from Rick Diamond, senior vice president for information technology, agency operations at WFG National Title Insurance Company, we made an exception — which was...
[Law Technology Today] Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed security Service for Law Firms at ABA TECHSHOW
Accellis Technology Group Launches Managed Security Service for Law Firms at ABA TECHSHOW National Legal Technology Firm Expands Cyber Security Services tailored to the Legal Industry Cleveland, OH – Accellis Technology Group, a national legal IT consulting firm, today announced that the company will be rolling out a new Managed Security Service at the ABA TECHSHOW 2015 at booth #310, making it the first offering of its kind tailored to the legal market. The program addresses the critical needs...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud report for March 2015
The pace of fraud emails slowed somewhat in March compared to the previous month. We received 141 emails from lawyers (down from 166) and posted on 11 new fraud attempts (2 more than February). 48% of the emails this month came from Ontario, 41% from Ontario, 8% from elsewhere in Canada and 3% overseas. 7 of the 11 posts dealt with commercial debt collection scams, with the remainder being 2 spousal support collections, an employment agreement scam and a yacht purchase scam. Click here to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Shinichiro Nakamura and Daiwa Steel Tube Industries
Two firms in Ontario notified us that they received an email from the purported Shinichiro Nakamura of Daiwa Steel Tube Industries 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...