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] Fraudsters using LinkedIn to initiate contact on a separation agreement scam
Three Ontario lawyers have reported being contacted on LinkedIn by someone purporting to be Simon Black of law firm Allen & Overy, requesting their services in a separation agreement matter. The names of the lawyer and firm are real but are being impersonated in this scam attempt. A firm that responded was then contacted by email and the client’s name was given as Miyoko Kazuo, a name we have posted on previously on our blog. From this point it would progress as a classic bad...
[Avoid a Claim] November 8 is the deadline to file your 2014 LAWPRO insurance application
Attention LAWPRO insureds: Today is the deadline to file your 2014 LAWPRO insurance applications. Applications filed after today’s date will be subject to a surcharge equal to 30 per cent of the base premium.
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Small Firm Lawyers and Innovation
We have certainly seen many changes in the way business is done over the last few decades. Many of these have to do with the prominence of the Internet and other technological advances. But others have to do with consumer...
[Avoid a Claim] Criminal lawyers: Clear communication your best defence against allegations of ineffective assistance
This article by Nora Rock (corporate writer & policy analyst at LAWPRO) originally appeared in the October 18, 2013 issue of The Lawyers Weekly published by LexisNexis Canada Inc. A substantial proportion of professional liability claims against criminal defence counsel are based on allegations of “ineffective assistance”. The jurisprudence makes it clear that poor lawyer-client communication is at the root of many of these claims. Allegations of ineffective assistance are usually first...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Kim Crowford
Four Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Kim Crowford looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our...
[Law Technology Today] Now Available: “Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers”
Legal clients are responding to today’s unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently—and take it away from those who can’t or won’t. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building strong working...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Xue Cheng
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Xue Cheng looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Margaret Wood
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Margaret Wood looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Digital Signatures 101: Improve Efficiency and Security with Paperless Signing
Whether to simply reduce paper, increase security, or improve efficiency, digital signatures can provide law firms with many benefits. In this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by ARX, discover how digital signatures can be used within law firms including processes where they can be applied, the differences between digital and electronic signatures, and the cost savings that follow. Thank you to our sponsor ARX. The post Video: Digital Signatures 101: Improve...
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