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

[Law Technology Today] When Technologists Nudge
After endless hours of analysis and planning, we thought we had created an extremely fine piece of technology for the lawyers of the firm. And then we launched the application, only to discover that the lawyers didn’t agree with our assessment of the tool. It was, to put it mildly, disappointing. This experience is not unique to our team, and it certainly is not unique to technologists.  People in every profession can tell stories of well-intentioned projects that fell short of the mark....
[Law Technology Today] Law Practice Management and Technology Expo at the Chicago Bar Association
Our friends at the Chicago Bar Association are hosting a Law Practice Management and Technology Expo for CBA members on May 8.  Stop by to catch up on the latest in law practice management and technology services that can benefit your law practice, including CBA Member Benefit providers, plus participate in free CLE, see product demos, and enjoy food and prizes! While you’re there, don’t forget to visit the ABA Law Practice Management Section booth, where you can browse and purchase...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO releases 2012 Annual Report
On May 1st, 2013, LAWPRO held its Annual General Meeting and released its 2012 Annual Report, available here. The report includes the company’s financial statements and Management Discussion and Analysis, including a report on operations for the 2012 year. The results and report are prefaced by remarks from both Susan T. McGrath, chair of the Board of Directors, and LAWPRO President and CEO Kathleen Waters.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Franca Accoroni of Elettronica Laser
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Franca Accoroni of Elettronica Laser with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: Franca Accoroni [mailto:franca.accoronii@gmail.com] Sent: April 24, 2013 1:31 AM To: Subject: Legal Rep  We are Italian company and...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Micheal Alghun
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Micheal Alghunlooking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the initial email: From: MICHEAL ALGHUN [mailto:michealalghun@yahoo.ca] Sent: April 29, 2013 4:28 PM To:...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Johan Molin of Assa Abloy
Lawyers in Ontario, Ohio and Montana have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Johan Molin of Assa Abloy with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: Johan Molin [mailto:johanlmolini@assaaibloy.com] Sent: April-19-13 6:14 AM To: Subject: Legal Representative Does your firm...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Jose Hermida of Alliance Machining Technologies
A lawyer in Ontario and one in New York have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Jose Hermida of Alliance Machining Technologies with regards to a commercial debt collection 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: Alliance Machining Technologies Inc. Sent: Fri, Dec 14, 2012 2:25 pm Subject: Collection Matter(...
[Law Practice Advisor] LOMAP’s Third Annual Marketing Conference is May 16; Avvo CEO Mark Britton to Keynote
It’s springtime again, and that can only mean one thing: Our annual marketing conference is in the offing. The ‘Third Annual Super Marketing Conference: Accelerate Your Marketing’ will focus on web marketing.  This year, we have partnered with the Massachusetts Bar Association, Suffolk University Law School, Avvo and many others, to bring you an impressive lineup of speakers covering subjects germane to lawyer advertising online.  Avvo Founder and CEO Mark Britton will be the keynote speaker,...
[Law Technology Today] The Importance of Listening
Sometimes a convergence of ideas, none of which relates to law firm management, provides food for thought about how law firms (and other businesses) operate. That’s the case with this post, whose theme is the importance of listening, and how avoiding a dictatorship can help your firm grow. Let me provide four examples. First, there is my local florist. The owner could not figure out why her business wasn’t growing and why she wasn’t more profitable. After all, she was getting numerous sales...
[PA Law Practice Management] Big Time Competition Just Arrived
The legal marketplace has become extremely competitive.  You know that.  But it just became a lot worse, and you may not yet be aware of the new threat. A 700 lawyer private law firm in China — Zhong Lun Law Firm — has opened an office in New York.  The firm announced in a press release that the purpose of the office is to help American clients investing or doing business in China, and also to help Chinese clients conduct business and make investments in America. Two attorneys with...