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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] How to Untag Yourself on Facebook (And Why You Might Want To)
During a recent phone call with one of my colleagues, we had a bit of a chuckle over a rather risqué and NSFW (notsuitable for work) article that one of our mutual friends had apparently just read online. Think clothing-optional antics by a celebrity in Vegas. As it happened, a few minutes before our call, we had both seen a Facebook update telling us that our friend had just read this particular article. The critical fact here is not what happened in Vegas, but rather that our friend likely...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging & Closing a Law Practice
This book is a valuable resource for information on things to consider before and during the process of buying, selling, closing, and merging a law practice. The guide provides advice and tips on: the advantages of buying and selling a law practice; the ethical aspects of acquiring a law practice; valuation of a law firm; tax consequences of retiring a partner’s interest in a law firm taxed as a partnership; merging law firms; selling a niche practice; business responsibilities in...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Document Assembly for Real Lawyers
“You’ve heard it from just about anywhere technology advice gets spread: Document assembly systems save time, boost productivity, reduce errors—and all while helping to eliminate reinventing the wheel when drafting documents. Sounds fabulous. But are real-life lawyers actually adopting document assembly in their practices? For insights into that—and, better still, tips on how to get the benefits without taking a wallop to the wallet—here’s the scoop from some folks in the know.”...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Acrobat XI: Tips and Features
Still learning the ins and outs of Acrobat XI?  Here is yet another nifty post from Rick Borstein, author of the Acrolaw blog, explaining how you can change redaction properties in bulk via the Comments panel.  (If you have ever mistakenly marked text for redaction, then noticed that the fill color was not what you wanted [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Wendy Tadaharu
Five Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Wendy Tadaharu 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: Wendy Tadaharu [mailto:mhyang@nccu.edu.tw] Sent: March-10...
[Law Technology Today] Countdown to Backing Up Your Data
My favorite maxim regarding computer backups is Peter Krogh’s oft-quoted “3–2–1 Rule”. A proper backup of important information consists of three copies of you data, on two different types of media, one of which is off-site. Let’s take a look at how you can implement this system at home or at your law firm. Three Copies of Your Data The first of Krogh’s three maxims is to have three copies of your important data. With inexpensive external hard drives, very large internal hard drives, and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Frank Warsame
A lawyer in Ontario and one in Florida have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Frank Warsame 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: Date: 8 March, 2013 3:49:40 PM EST To: Subject: Please is this a case you can handle Counsel, I am inquiring about the possibility of...
[Avoid a Claim] practicePRO Resource: Directions For Enabling Security Features On Wireless Access Points
If you are running a wireless access point (AP) or router on your home or office network, you have a small two-way broadcasting station that’s a tempting target for hackers. Unless you take some basic precautions to secure your AP, anyone cruising by with a wireless-equipped laptop can see your AP, and access it to freeload on your Internet connection, or gain access to your network and data. Every wireless enabled PC and laptop can scan its surroundings for wireless APs. Wireless products are...
[Law Practice Advisor] The Intersection of Convenience and Care: Informed Consent for Cloud Applications
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP.  In this week’s tip, we provide thoughts on time tracking and recording efficiencies. Read the tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by C. J. B. Mason
Two lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they have received an email from the purported C. J. B. Mason 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: Cluny Lace Ltd To: Date: 07/03/2013 01:42 AM Subject: Litigation Lawyer/Attorney Dear Counsel, I need a Business/Commercial Litigation Lawyer/...