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] Limitation period clarified for family law constructive trust claims
By Nora Rock, corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO The concept of constructive trust has long been used, in family law, to support the awarding of an interest in property to a common-law spouse who is not on title. While the concept of the matrimonial home exists to ensure that married spouses share in the family home on marriage breakdown, the matrimonial home rules do not apply to common-law spouses. However, many common-law spouses contribute to the family economy in such a way,...
[Law Technology Today] Cloud Computing Ethics Compared: New Hampshire
In February of this year, yet another state issued an opinion on the cloud: New Hampshire.  With Ethics Committee Advisory Opinion #2012-13/4, New Hampshire joined a number of other states in finding nothing inherently wrong with cloud computing.  Their opinion did, however, stress the necessity of lawyers taking steps to comply with the rules of professional conduct when moving sensitive data into the cloud. The ABA Legal Technology Resource Center has updated its comparison chart of ethics...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Shigeru Hayashim of Dai Nippon Printing Co.
A lawyer in Ontario and one in California have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Shigeru Hayashim of Dai Nippon Printing Co. with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. For details of how this scam works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email. From: Shigeru Hayashim [mailto:shigeruhayashim0@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 4:17 PM To: Subject: Legal Matter...
[Law Technology Today] Save 15% on LPM Books at ABA TECHSHOW April 4-6!
The ABA Law Practice Management Section is looking forward to seeing you in Chicago for TECHSHOW next week! (If you haven’t registered yet, visit the ABA TECHSHOW website to sign up today.) For three days, attendees of ABA TECHSHOW 2013 will learn about the most useful and common technologies available to lawyers.  Even though there’s a great deal to cover, our speakers don’t miss a thing – iPad/tablet computing, options for solo/small and large firm attorneys, using social media, how to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Ericksen Aker
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they have received an email from the purported Ericksen Aker 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: Web Master Jet Flash [mailto:eric@bjindustries.com] Sent: Monday, March 25, 2013 8:25 PM To: undisclosed-recipients: Subject: Loan Default Case Dear Counsel, We...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Sapphire Nikkori
Two lawyers in Ontario and one in New York have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Sapphire Nikkori 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 one example of the initial email: From: Ms. Sapphire...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Val Daniels of Master-Cut Tool Company
Lawyers in New Jersey and Florida have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Val Daniels of Master-Cut Tool Company 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: MASTER-CUT TOOL [mailto:kclemons244@insightbb.com] Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:31 PM Subject: Counsel: We...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mori Matsuo
A lawyer in West Virginia has notified us that they have received an email from the purported Mori Matsuo 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: Mori Matsuo [mailto:morimatsuo@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:23 AM To: Subject: Legal Rep Counsel I am mori Matsuo and I am...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: How Long Should You Keep Your Closed Files?
“How long do I have to keep my closed files?” is one of the most frequent questions lawyers ask practicePRO. Certainly you don’t have to keep all files permanently – this just doesn’t make practical or economic sense. Nor is the solution as simple as a one-size-fits-all rule for when to destroy closed files (e.g., toss everything at 10 years). For many reasons, file retention and destruction is a complex issue. This article examines why and provides some direction on how long you should keep...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Using Twitter at a Conference
A conference used to be something you’d simply sign up for, get a few good tips out of and then soon forget about. This is a way of the past. With the introduction of social media, conferences happen as much online as they do offline. Most conferences encourage the use of Twitter hashtags and mentioning Twitter handles to create a lasting online community for attendees to be a part of long after a conference is over. With ABA TECHSHOW coming up in just one short week, here are some tips...