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] Three iOS Problems Solved
It’s hard to imagine, but next month the iPhone will turn six years old. It ushered in the modern smartphone world. The improvements over the Palm Treo or Blackberry were so dramatic that they justify the word “revolutionary”. Today it is no exaggeration to say that all smartphones are iPhones. Apps Everywhere Do you remember when customizing your cell phone meant buying an over-priced plastic faceplate from Nokia or Motorola? Now we customize our phones with inexpensive apps that address...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Lino Zanussi
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Lino Zanussi 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: Lino Zanussi [mailto:lionzanuss@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, May 03, 2013 3:53 PM To: Subject: Legal Rep We are Italian company and require your assistant in...
[Law Technology Today] The Professional Development Issue: Law Practice Magazine May/June 2013
Every other month, the ABA Law Practice Management Section publishes an issue of Law Practice Magazine featuring insightful articles and helpful tips on marketing/client development, finance, legal technology and practice management. Here are some highlights from the latest issue on professional development: Accelerated Strengths Development (Cover Story) By Carrie Fletcher, Scott Westfahl “Implementing a New Model for Attorney Training” The Secret to Writing Persuasively  By Gary...
[Avoid a Claim] LawRPO Magazine archives: When preparing wills, don’t dispense with formalities – execution matters
The following article by Nora Rock (corporate writer and policy analyist at LAWPRO) appears in the October 31 edition of the LAWPRO Webzine, which focused on wills and estates matters. Will-drafting is an area of legal practice that demands extremely careful attention to detail. Decisions in this area make it clear that even where a will is well-drafted and is consistent with the testator’s known intentions, failure to have the will executed in accordance with the applicable legal formalities...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Jonathan Maxwell
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Jonathan Maxwell 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 initial email: From: JONATHAN MAXWELL [mailto:jo.maxwell3@live.com] Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 6:39 AM To...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Lisa Chang
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he’s been contacted by the purported Lisa Chang 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: CHANG LISA [mailto:clisa550@yahoo.com.hk] Sent: May-06-13 12:...
[Law Technology Today] Using Technology to Manage Your Network
Whether you are searching for employment or seeking new referral sources, networking is all the rage.  The key to networking is to develop credible relationships over time.  That way, people will think of you when they hear about a new job opportunity or when they need to make a referral to another attorney.  Merely meeting someone once at an event will not have this effect, and thus you need to follow up with your contacts to cultivate relationships.  After an event, you can use an email,...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Future-Proofing Your Law Firm
I am pleased to announce that I have a new column in Law Practice Magazine, starting with its May-June 2013 "Professionalism" issue. The column is Practice Management Advice and the first offering is Future-Proofing Your Law Firm. There has been...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Don’t Miss Family Law Issues When Drafting Wills!
We at LAWPRO have occasionally cautioned lawyers who specialize in one area of law about the dangers of dabbling in another, unfamiliar area. As a refreshing twist on that general advice, we’re reminding lawyers that while dabbling can be dangerous, KNOWING the law in another area is never a bad idea. When it comes to the intersection between wills and family law, it is essential that wills and estates practitioners maintain a basic working familiarity with family law issues so that certain...
[SC Small Firm] Email Account Hacked?
Suddenly you’re unable to login to your email account. Your friends say they’re getting strange spam emails from you. Chances are, you’ve been hacked. What do you do now? 1. Regain control of your account. Try resetting your password by clicking the “forgot password?” link. Of course, this will only work if the hacker hasn’t already changed your reset address or your security questions. Fortunately, most major online services have tools in place to help you get your account...