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] Your Ethical Obligation to Find a Missing Client
What must you do if your client suddenly drops off the face of the earth? In this month’s Oregon State Bar Bulletin, Deputy General Counsel Amber Hollister gives the following recommendations: Search for the missing client using one of (or all) of the following approaches: Mailing, e-mailing and telephoning a client at all known addresses and [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Twitter Lawsuit Story From Britain Shows the Risks of Repeating Gossip on Social Media
This story out of the UK highlights the dangers of repeating libelous content on social media. In the midst of an ongoing sexual abuse scandal revolving around senior figures in the media and accusations of coverups at the BBC, the news program Newsnight claimed a "senior Conservative politician" was involved in the abuse of children at an orphanage. Another program claimed to have a list of names. Soon those names leaked onto Twitter, and Lord McAlpine (a member of Margaret Thatcher...
[Law Technology Today] Changing Operating Systems – How Soon We Forget Past Lessons
Many of us have gone through the process and frustration of changing operating systems to a newer version or even an alternate operating system, but for those who haven’t done a major change in some years, here are 6 things to keep in mind BEFORE you update or change OS. Whether you are considering moving from Windows XP/7 to Windows 8 on your existing PC, or from the Windows universe to Macintosh hardware and OS: Check to see if the computer itself is compatible with the operating system you...
[Avoid a Claim] Seperation agreement scam by Pascha Chang
Five Ontario lawyers and one from California have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Pascha Chang with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: Pascha Chang [mailto:paschachang222@gmail.com] Sent: November-21-12 5:34 PM To:...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Giving Thanks
♫ This night they taught me to believe to offer thanks to all living things…♫ Lyrics and music by: Jack Swamp and Joanne L. Shenandoah, recorded by Joanne L. Shenandoah. This is a post that Laura Calloway and I wrote for www.slawtips.ca.  I am grateful for the opportunity to post it here as well: In writing this tip, we are cognizant that today is American Thanksgiving and that Canadian Thanksgiving was not all that long ago.  Of the authors, one of us is American and one is Canadian....
[Avoid a Claim] The lender client: not just a third wheel in a purchase transaction
The following article by Nadia Dalimonte, claims counsel at LAWPRO, appeared in the November 20 edition of TitlePLUS Today. It isn’t uncommon for real estate lawyers to be retained to act for both the purchaser of a property and the mortgage lender that is financing the purchase. However, a review of lender claims against lawyers for negligence suggests a misconception by some lawyers who believe that their only obligation to the lender client is to register the mortgage. The reality is that...
[Law Practice Advisor] What NOT To Do On Twitter
Before, during or after you’re chewing on your Thanksgiving turducken, chew on this: the Top Ten Things not to do on Twitter, which I got published to the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center’s Law Technology Today blog, back in August.  Remember August?  It was much warmer back then.  Good times. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. . . . Liner Notes Let’s do some songs about thanksgiving (lower-case; there aren’t as many Thanksgiving songs as...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Cheng Wu of Wu Co. Ltd
Four Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Cheng Wu of Cheng Wu Co Ltd with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Cheng Wu Date: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM Subject: LEGAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED. To: lawyer email Dear Sir, This is an official request for...
[Law Practice Matters] Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers
Each year my friend and colleague, Reid Trautz, publishes a Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers. I always find something new, interesting and amusing in Reid’s collections, and this year was no different. Reid, being a bit of a gadget guy, has a few gift ideas for the tech-oriented lawyer: Apple TV continues to permeate our living rooms. For the lawyer already heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem, such as myself, an Apple TV is a great way to rent movies and watch Netflix. The Leap was...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Tech Toys for the Holidays --and Holiday Gift Ideas for Lawyers
It is the holiday season, which means it is time for the annual Tech Toys for the Holidays edition of the Digital Edge podcast. Sharon Nelson and I have searched far and wide for some fun and interesting technology toys...