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 Ryan Offutt and RDO Equipment Co.
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Ryan Offutt and RDO Equipment 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 more...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Trevor Smith and Takeda Pharameuticals
Three Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Trevor Smith of Takeda Pharameuticals 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...
[Law Technology Today] Interested In The Future Of Legal Tech? So Are These Law Schools
Topping the field of law schools approaching legal technology are Michigan State University and Suffolk University. Both of these programs are introducing legal technology, actively working to change the practice of law, and influencing the shape legal technology will take in the future. Michigan State University College of Law: ReInvent Laboratory The ReInvent Law Laboratory was created by MSU Law professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake in early 2012 with a goal of incorporating...
[Law Technology Today] Interested In The Future Of Legal Tech? So Are These Law Schools
Topping the field of law schools approaching legal technology are Michigan State University and Suffolk University. Both of these programs are introducing legal technology, actively working to change the practice of law, and influencing the shape legal technology will take in the future. Michigan State University College of Law: ReInvent Laboratory The ReInvent Law Laboratory was created by MSU Law professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake in early 2012 with a goal of incorporating...
[The Last Word] New Practie Niche – Can Law Cure Disease?
I often get questions about underserved areas of practice that other lawyers might not have thought of, so when I see what I think may be a potential new practice opportunity I like to mention. A few days ago I came across an article in the New York Times titled When Poverty Makes You Sick, […]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Wondering Whether Your Practice Structure Could Expose You to Liability for Other Lawyers’ Work?
Lawyers working “in association” need to consider how they may be perceived by clients and the public, since those who hold themselves out as a law firm risk being treated as such by the courts and can expect to be held to the same conflict requirements as a law firm partnership. That’s according to a recent decision by Justice Stinson, in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice [2014 ONSC 3411 (CanLII)] The facts The defendant brought a motion to remove the plaintiff’s lawyer from the record on...
[Law Technology Today] Video – The Forecast Calls for Clouds: Ethically Embracing New Technology
Cloud computing has dramatically changed the legal profession, and it is not going anywhere any time soon. However, it’s not that easy for lawyers to just jump into new technology; they must consider the ethics, security and many other factors before making a decision. Watch this video to explore how to move your data to the cloud ethically and seamlessly. Thank You To Our Sponsor. Featured image: “3d objects isolated on a white background” from Shutterstock. The post Video – The...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Johnny Lee
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Johnny Lee looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Page for more of an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Malpractice Claim Trends in Oregon [Infographic]
The 2013 Professional Liability Fund Annual Report is now available for Oregon lawyers on the PLF Web site.  The report reveals the following legal malpractice claim trends and data:    
[Law Technology Today] Design Thinking in a Future Legal Practice
If you aren’t already, imagine being a law student in America today. Most law students are constantly reminded of how poor job prospects are with law graduate placement falling for the sixth year in a row to 84.5%. Students working in the legal services industry no longer see the world of 91.9% employment reached in 2007 before the financial crisis. With the average price of a law degree hovering around $125,000, it is important for law students in the new legal services market to have...