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] Professional Development Issue: Law Practice Today, May 2013
The American Bar Association’s Law Practice Management section provides a monthly webzine, Law Practice Today, covering the latest topics in law practice management. May’s edition focuses on professional development and provides many helpful articles with tips and guidance on how to improve your work. Here are some highlights from this issue: Ethics Imperative to Business Development Learning “Professional development and marketing programs intersect in many ways—none more vital...
[Avoid a Claim] Ten SPECIFIC strategies for avoiding communication-based claims
Problems with lawyer-client communication are the number-one cause of claims reported to LAWPRO. The way to prevent these claims sounds simple enough: Remind lawyers to communicate better with their clients. However, appeals to “communicate better” can seem vague − or even a little “touchy-feely”. Need specifics? Consider the following list of practical strategies. These ten tips were chosen from Tim Lemieux’s article “Is anyone listening? Preventing communications claims” which appeared in the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Antonio Bagio of Marima Srl
A lawyer in New York has notified us that he received an email from the purported Antonio Bagio of Marima Srl 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: Antonio Bagio [mailto:antonio.bagioo@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:37 AM To: Subject: Legal Rep We are Italian company and require your...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Aina Mikaela of Axis Communications
A lawyer in Ontario and one in Quebec have notified us that they received an email from the purported Aina Mikaela of Axis Communications 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: Aina J.Mikaela [mailto:AinajMikaelai@axxisi.com] Sent: May-16-13 6:22 AM To: Subject: ATTORNEY REPRESENTATIVE We are...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Crystal Hokkien
Three lawyers in the U.S. have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Crystal Hokkien 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: miki@bendbroadband.com Sent: Thursday, April...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “Passing the Torch without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning”
Later this month, LPM will publish Passing the Torch without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning. Pre-order your copy today for a 15% pre-publication discount! For law firms, succession is a fact of life: founding partners retire, rainmakers depart, and in the meantime, client relationships must be preserved. Passing the Torch without Getting Burned: A Guide to Law Firm Retirement and Succession Planning is a comprehensive examination of the key economic...
[Avoid a Claim] Putting our fraud posts in perspective: A monthly summary
The almost daily postings about new fraudster names can become a bit of a blur to readers (and us!) so we’ve decided to post a summary at the end of each month, starting with April of 2013. April saw the most emails to fraudinfo@lawpro.ca we’ve yet received in a single month: 407. While there are ups and downs in monthly email totals (as low as 50, as high as 300) the average in the past two years has been about 200 a month. 17 new fraudulent names or scenarios were idenitified and...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Managing LinkedIn Endorsements and Optimizing Your Profile
During Membership Appreciation Week here at the Chicago Bar Association I put on a program on how to optimize your LinkedIn profile. One question that came up was about the new endorsements of your skills and expertise listings. If you are interested in managing that area of your profile take a look at this short video. If you would like to see the entire program it is now online, free for Chicago Bar Association Members. You may also want to take a look at a recent article from Attorney at...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Hiroshi Tanaka of Ota Shinji Leasing Co.
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Hiroshi Tanaka of Ota Shinji Leasing Co 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: Ota Shinji Leasing Company Ltd Subject: Legal Representative To: Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 10:50 AM Attn: Counsel, On behalf of...
[Law Technology Today] Join the Legal Technology Conversation
The Legal Technology Resource Center is pleased to invite you to join the latest platform for legal technology conversations: its new LinkedIn Group! This discussion-based group will cover relevant topics in legal technology, led by group members. We highly encourage you to start conversations, pose questions, and interact with each other as often as possible. Use this channel as a way to network with others in the legal technology industry. Once you join the group, please read the group rules...