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] Commercial debt collection scam by Olec Erikkson of Bjordal IndustrierAS
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Olec Erikkson of Bjordal IndustrierAS 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: Olec Erikkson Subject: Litigation case Date: March 22, 2013 7:44:47 AM EDT To: Reply-To: oleckson@hotmail.com Dear Counsel, We are...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Fady Mahmoud
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Fady Mahmoud looking 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 email: From: fady mahmood [mailto:mahmoodfady@gmail.com] Sent: 2013 March 21 18:24 To: Subject: Fady...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Basics of the Lawyer’s iPad
I was asked to write a beginner's level feature for lawyers using the iPad. The result is The Basics of the Lawyer’s iPad. Due to website migration activity here at the Oklahoma Bar, I am providing you a PDF of...
[Law Technology Today] The iPad for Litigators
While the iPad offers lawyers in any practice area the potential for productivity improvements, app developers have really concentrated on making the iPad most useful for litigators.  Today, there are apps for all parts of a legal matter, from case intake all the way to jury verdict.  In this edition, Dennis and Tom discuss Tom’s upcoming book iPad in One Hour for Litigators and why it makes sense for lawyers to take a look at using an iPad in the courtroom.  They also mourn the impending...
[Avoid a Claim] Communicating with staff about email privacy
In the course of an investigation of an alleged cheating incident, Harvard University administrators apparently accessed (without notice) and reviewed the contents of the email inboxes of several resident deans, triggering criticism by the deans and by the public at large. If you are a law firm manager, are you legally entitled to snoop through staff inboxes? And if you are so entitled, is it ever a good idea? Most employers are, in fact, legally entitled to access all the information stored...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Rizky Anandia Sari of PT Mitra Saruta Indonesia
A lawyer in Ontario notified us that they have received an email from the purported Rizky Anandia Sari of PT Mitra Saruta Indonesia 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 To: Subject: Request For Legal Representation This is an official request for legal representation on behalf of PT MITRA SARUTA. We...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers”
LPM is thrilled to be publishing Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers in April. Pre-order your copy today with a 15% pre-publication discount! Millions of corporations, small businesses, solo lawyers, large and small law firms, and government agencies have “gone Google.” Find out why these organizations moved from hosting their own e-mail servers–and in some cases calendars and documents–to using Google Apps. Google Gmail and Calendar in One Hour for Lawyers...
[The Last Word] Why Would You Want to Rent Microsoft Office?
I recently did a presentation on technology trends in legal practice management, and one of the new products now coming over the horizon that I gave a mention to was Microsoft Office 365. No one in the audience of about 25 solo and small firm family law practitioners had even heard of it. Then, yesterday, [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Pickin’ Up What You’re Puttin’ Down: Locating Your Files
I chose to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of January through Attorney at Work.  Yup, there’s only one . . . and, they have it. In this installment, I cover the filing and retrieving of law office matters and papers (or electronic versions thereof).  Come for the staccato suggestions respecting the fine-tuning of your document management protocol, stay for the ‘Signs’ Easter egg. . . . Liner Notes There are signs that winter is breaking everywhere: daylight savings time has...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Anton Affentranger of Implenia AG
Lawyers in Texas and Arizona have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Anton Affentranger of Implenia AG 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: Anton Affentranger [mailto:anton.affentranger@yahoo.de] Sent: Friday, January 25, 2013 4:19 AM To: Subject: contract dispute...