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 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Andrew John Parsons and Kirkby Computers
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Andrew John Parsons of Kirkby Computers 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] Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Yoshiko Tomoko and Shinchosa Publishing
A New York firm reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Yoshiko Tomoko and Shinchosa Publishing with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is also part of...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Iberia Russell
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Iberia Russell 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...