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] In the practicePRO Lending Library: How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times
Worried about the economy? Are you a lawyer out of work? Are you afraid you will be laid off? Are you struggling to manage your firm through a down economy? In a single volume, How Good Lawyers Survive Bad Times, will provide you with a wealth of tips, resources, and tools to help you survive in bad times, as well as teach you management, finance, marketing and technology essentials necessary to succeed. The weak economy and large number of firm layoffs have resulted in a flood of potential...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Marco Bruno Carlo of Paolieri Elettronica
A California lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Yuki Marco Bruno Carlo of Paolieri Elettronica 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: Marco Bruno Carlo [mailto:marcobrunocarlo@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, May 06, 2013 7:12 AM To: Subject: Legal Rep We are...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kane Mathews of Wing Fung Manufacturing
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Kane Mathews of Wing Fung Manufacturing 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: Kane Mathews [mailto:mathewskane@yahoo.com] Sent: May-06-13 12:12 AM To: Subject: Lawyer Needed Urgently Attn, My name is Kane Mathews and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Bassel Yaman of Beam Electronics Industrial Co.
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported Bassel Yaman of Beam Electronics Industrial Co 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: “Bassel Yaman” Sent 5/5/2013 7:40:09 AM To: Subject: Legal Hello, I am Bassel Yaman, an Accountant at Beam Electronics...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by C.Y. Lin of China Steel Corporation
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he received an email from the purported C.Y. Lin of China Steel Corporation 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: China Steel Corporation [mailto:hhuisman@xmsnet.nl] Sent: May-04-13 5:50 AM Subject: [Bulk] Represent Our Company In Your Region Introduction...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Yuki Yamamoto of Daiichi Electronic
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Yuki Yamamoto of Daiichi Electronic 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: Subject: Legal services From: Daiichi Electric Co Ltd To: CC: We require your firms Legal services in some outstanding payment matters with a...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Are Private Lawyers Required to Bear the Cost of Communication Access?
Accommodating actual or potential clients with hearing impairments is a misunderstood requirement of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The National Association for the Deaf has this information to share: Duties of Public Defenders and Other Government Lawyers Public attorneys, such … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Typing the Paragraph Symbol on aniPad
If you have an iPad and you are a lawyer, you have probably been frustrated for quite some time that you can’t type the paragraph symbol (¶)!  If you have an external keyboard for your iPad, like the Apple, Zagg, or Logitech Bluetooth keyboard, the keystroke Option + 7 will insert the cherished paragraph symbol (see below picture).  I have not yet figured out how to type the paragraph symbol on the default iPad built-in keyboard, but if you have an external keyboard, you are in business! The...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Don’t Be a Definite Maybe
♫ Be prepared for indecision It might make me disappear But then again, my addiction To indecision keeps me here…♫ Lyrics  and music by: Stephen Duffy and Steven Page, recorded by Stephen Page.       This is another guest post from Beth Flynn of the  Ohio State University Leadership Center. To be a successful leader-manager, you have to be decisive. Probably the most frustrating thing to employees is working for a leader who can’t make a decision. The phrase “...
[Avoid a Claim] Fake Ontario law firm used to set up a commercial debt collection scam
A U.S. lawyer reported receiving ane email from what purports to be an Ontario firm Blair Hubbard McHugh P.C. representing their client Connect Universal LLC. The email looks to be a setup for a commercial debt collection scam. There is no Ontario firm by that name, and the email address and phone number provided don’t match any firm. They also spelled “Ontario” wrong. Here is the email: From: Blair Hubbard [mailto:bhubbard@bhubbardlaw.com] Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 03:33...