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] Ontario lawyer has his name used in an attempt to redirect mail from UPS
An Ontario lawyer informed us that a letter on his name on forged letterhead had been sent to UPS to demand that a client’s mail deliveries be diverted to another address. While his name appeared on the letterhead, the firm name and other contact details were fake. UPS was suspicious and managed to track down the real lawyer and bring it to his attention. It’s not clear if this is a one-off fraud attempt or what the exact aim of the scam is. We’ve seen other instances of...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Managing the Practice of Investing in Clients booklet
The practice of lawyers investing in clients’ businesses is current and growing. Historically, this type of business transaction found some application in the real estate and mining industries. Inevitably, tha practice resulted from time to time in claims against lawyers. Today, we see the practice being undertaken in the high tech sector whose fast pace and meteoric growth are its trademarks. The high tech industry figures prominently in California, Texas, North Carolina, and northern Virginia...
[Law Technology Today] Legal Ethics and Social Media
Lawyers are adopting social media at an increasing rate, but many lawyers are unaware of the potential ethical pitfalls of participating on social media platforms – even those geared toward professional, as opposed to social interaction (such as LinkedIn). All lawyers should be familiar with the ethical rules in their jurisdiction, including rules as they relate to advertising, solicitation, and communication about the lawyer or law firm’s services. But many lawyers seem to forget these rules...
[Law Practice Matters] Practice Management and Legal Tech Tips from Around the Web
There was a ton of great stuff from around the LPM-o-sphere this week. Here are a few of my favorites: Generating great content for a legal blog or law firm website doesn’t happen accidentally. Julie Fleming offers five ideas for streamlining powerful content creation. Also on the theme of website content, Lee Rosen of Divorce Discourse has some quick ideas about what kind of website content draws visitors. Got a LinkedIn page for your law firm that needs a little help? This article from...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013
Earlier this year this website listed my blog as one of their Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013. I failed to mention it here at the time, but I'm always greatly appreciative of any recognition of my blogging. I happened...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013
Earlier this year this website listed my blog as one of their Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013. I failed to mention it here at the time, but I'm always greatly appreciative of any recognition of my blogging. I happened...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013
Earlier this year this website listed my blog as one of their Top 30 Law Blogs of 2013. I failed to mention it here at the time, but I'm always greatly appreciative of any recognition of my blogging. I happened...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Fee Agreements for Lawyers
Jared Correia had a nice piece on AttorneyatWork.com today entitled Fee Tale: This Is Not Your Father’s Engagement Agreement in which he outlines some "upgrades" to attorney-client fee agreements that perhaps have not be reviewed or refreshed for a number...
[Law Technology Today] A Little Knowledge Goes a Long Way in Protecting Your Online Accounts
Hardly a day goes by without hearing about someone getting an online account “hacked.” Understanding how this type of “hacking” occurs in most situations will go a long way toward helping you protect your online accounts. Even though hacking or “cracking” is spoken of in magical or even mystical tones – computer wizards targeting you with silent and invisible attacks from which you are ultimately defenseless, the real story is far less mysterious. Fortunately, Chris Hoffman’s excellent post...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam by Raymond Ackley
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Raymond Ackley 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...