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 Practice Advisor] Nicheties: How to Select Your Practice Areas
There’s certainly still a lot of apparent appeal to the general practice of law. I mean, if Abraham Lincoln did it, it can’t be half-bad, right? Well, you comb your hair, don’t you? Examine a picture of Abraham Lincoln sometime: You think he was real diligent about combing his hair? Not so much, much of the time. So, as much as it pains me to say this: times change, and people start combing their hair; and, part of that time change has produced an ill effect upon the general practice of...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Dealing with Difficult Judges
As a family law lawyer Carole Curtis wrote one of our more consistently downloaded papers on Dealing with Difficult Clients. After a few years on the bench, she wrote another popular article: Dealing with Difficult Judges. Litigators of all stripes will find helpful reminders and suggestions on such topics as knowing your judge, planning strategy in advance, avoiding ‘head butting’, and protecting the record, your client and your reputation. Justice Curtis alse describes the...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Moises Garcia Inoue
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Moises Garcia Inoue 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 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: “Moises Garcia Inoue” To: Bcc: FraudInfo...
[Avoid a Claim] Talk claims prevention with your articling students
At this time of year, many firms are welcoming articling students into their offices. While it’s easy to view these students as a source of extra help, the primary purpose of articling is to provide a valuable apprenticeship to the student, not simply to lighten the lawyer’s load. Today’s law school curriculum has a strongly theoretical focus. Students spend a great deal of time learning to research the law and to “think like lawyers”, and limited time learning about how to operate a law...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Jon Pin Kazutaka of NBF Hibiya Building
A lawyer in New York notified us that he received an email from the purported Jon Pin Kazutaka of NBF Hibiya Building 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: Subject: Legal Representative Date: 2013-05-30 00:25 From: Jon Pin Kazutaka To: Jon Pin Kazutaka an attorney of Jon Pin Kazutaka Law Office...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Gathering Evidence – 21st Century Style The Craigslist Killer Case and Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt Demonstrate the Importance of Digital Clues
Technology advances are changing our world in many ways. The number of digital footprints you leave is no longer limited to Internet use, but now also includes your movements being tracked by the phone you are carrying and hidden video...
[Law Technology Today] Focus on Mid-Size Firms
As the economy is beginning to recover, midsize firms are enjoying a time of growth. Since the recession, clients’ focus has heightened in terms of value and service levels, and as a result, they have deemed that working with midsize firms often make better economical sense than their Big Law counterparts. However, for the Managing Partners of midsized firms, challenges still exist.  What is the best way to attract top talent?  What really sets me apart from my competitors?  How can I make sure...
[Compujurist] Evernote Adds Two Factor Authentication and 2 other security features.
With the focus on security for online applications and data, Evernote has made a positive addition by adding Two Factor Authentication for Premium accounts. Two Factor Authentication (also known as 2FA or TFA) requires two things from a user to their account: Something you know (your password) and something you have (like a changing code or security dongle).
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Yu Sheng Li
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Yu Sheng Li looking to retain him 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: Mr Yu Shengli [mailto:yusheng_02@yahoo.com.cn] Sent: March-13-12 11:41 AM To:...
[Law Technology Today] Secure Collaboration in the Cloud
The rise of new cloud-based applications is transforming the delivery of legal services. Many lawyers are abandoning traditional technology in favor of online alternatives, including secure cloud collaboration tools. This free webinar, Secure Collaboration in the Cloud, shares best practices and lessons in using the cloud effectively and securely as well as general thoughts about the cloud and BYOD (bring your own device) at law firms of all sizes. Please join us for this interactive discussion...