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 using the names Julia Leon and Debiotech S.A.
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Julia Leon of Debiotech S.A. to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. 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 Practice Advisor] The Posts of Christmas Past: Calendar Year in Review
Pile of gorgeous gifts (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Each year around this time, depending on when the flu is rampant, or when a blizzard strikes, we gather up, and (re)produce for you, what-we-believe-to-be our best posts for each month of the past year.  This has become something of a tradition; and, far be it from me to begin an alternate course, by slighting 2013.  I would not dream of it. In what, then, has become a fever dream version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, I can begin to kick it...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Keep the Bad Guys Out With a Firewall on Your Internet Connection
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for December 2013
The month of December was quieter than the previous month, no doubt due to closed offices and maybe the fraudsters taking holidays as well. We got about half the emails as last month, with 221 emails and 12 new fraud warning posts. 52% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 41% from Ontario, 2% from elsewhere in Canada and 5% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ orginated. (click to enlarge) In addition to the usual bad...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Danger: Address Security Vulnerabilities by Installing Operating System and Program Updates
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Danger: Inside People Can Be The Most Dangerous
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Things Up by Using Passwords Properly
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Avoid Infections With Antivirus And/or Antimalware Software
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...
[Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Be Careful About Putting Your Firm Data in the Cloud
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. LAWPRO encourages all law firms to make dedicated and ongoing efforts to...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Protecting Yourself From Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Down Your Browser and Avoid Surfing Dangers
Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their trust accounts and client data that is often very valuable. This article, from the December 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, reviews the...