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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] Legislation Alerts Issue of In Brief Now Online
The January issue of In Brief is now available on the PLF Web site. From the Editor:  This special issue focuses on some of the significant changes made by the 2013 Oregon Legislature.  Bills are listed by area of law.  … Continue reading →
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Harden Your Wireless & Bluetooth Connections and Use Public Wifi With Extreme Caution
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers
Worldox software can help you organize documents and e-mails electronically. Law-firm technology consultant John Heckman reveals what Worldox will do for your firm–and how to customize its features for the specific needs of your practice. This book will help you: Save and search for documents Integrate Worldox with your e-mail Retain old or legacy documents Take documents with you when you’re out of the office Customize your screens Troubleshoot Worldox Work with the Worldox...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Glenn Luo and Greencisco Industrial
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Glenn Luo, representing Greencisco Industrial, 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...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: How Suite It Is: Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office
Decisions (Photo credit: doug_wertman) We’re pleased to publish another guest post by Jeffrey J. Clark, an attorney and consultant in Georgetown, Massachusetts. Jeff maintains a full-time law practice; but, he also offers attorneys and law firms, small businesses and individuals consultation services regarding computer hardware, software and networking. Jeff may be reached via email at jeffclarklaw@outlook.com. Last time, Jeff covered for us the sunsetting of extended support for Microsoft...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Have you switched to Chrome for your browser of choice yet?
Sometimes lawyers are ahead of the techonology adoption curve. We have a higher percentage of smart phones than the general public, for example. But other times, not so much. So, I bet many of you are reading this post in...
[Law Technology Today] Innovation and the Future of Law
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Division provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. January’s issue focuses on innovation, including new law firm models, what the future of law will look like, as well as the risks associated with technological innovation in the legal practice. Here are some highlights from this issue: Seeking the New Law Firm Model “How lawyers are finding new ways to deliver value to clients through...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Secure Your Mobile Devices to Protect the Data on Them
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Five good reasons to avoid “legalese”
The funny thing about legalese – unnecessarily complex or archaic legal language – is that the closer you get to it, the less visible it is. Most lawyers find that they occasionally use words that can confuse or alienate non-lawyers. The arguments for replacing archaic legal terms with plain language are familiar to most of us: when spoken, plain language helps clients understand their lawyers better; when written, it makes documents simpler and more accessible. But there are at least five...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Hachirou Hasfa
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Hachirou Hasfa 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...