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] 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Camiolo Roberto of A.S. Elettronica
An California lawyer has notified us that he has received an email from the purported Camiolo Roberto of A.S. 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: Camiolo Roberto [mailto:camiolorobert@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:54 PM To: Subject: [BULK] Legal Representative...
[Law Technology Today] Taking Advantage of Apps and Plug-ins
Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell enter the realm of apps and plug-ins. Also known as web extensions, browser apps, add-ons, and bookmarklets, these additions to web browsers are made to make your Internet browser experience more efficient. Learn your hosts’ favorite web extensions when browsing for leisure and for work, and how to manage your apps and plug-ins so they don’t slow down your browser speed. The second half of the episode turns toward Internet communication, more specifically, how...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Disruption is the Future
Lawrence Lessig wrote a very famous book called Code is Law (now in version 2 simply called Code v2).  In these books, Lawrence (and here I am guilty of oversimplification but at least I can claim that this is Lawrence’s own oversimplification from his web site describing the books): “Finally, Lessig describes how the emerging architecture of the Internet will enable the reemergence of local regulation of behavior on the Internet.” I have been thinking of Lawrence’s...
[Avoid a Claim] Access-to-justice barriers hurt ALL of us. What can lawyers do?
Here at LAWPRO, we monitor the news, especially legal journalism, to better understand the challenges facing lawyers. It’s rare that a week goes by without a story about barriers to access to justice. Indeed, while doing research for a feature about the challenges facing family lawyers in August 2012 (read it here), we were struck by how many of the lawyers we interviewed cited access to justice concerns as the most pressing issue in their field today. But this week, two access-to-justice...