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] Buying together doesn’t have to mean equal shares
Statistics Canada reported, in the fall of 2012, that the number of Canadian households headed by unmarried couples is at an all-time high. As families change, so do views about property. Fewer Canadians now see marriage as a prerequisite to home ownership. But many aspects of property law reflect a time when marriage was more common. When purchasing property with another person – whether a romantic partner or anyone else – keep in mind that there are ownership options: Buying together doesn’t...
[Law Technology Today] Check out Firm Central at ABA TECHSHOW 2013
Thomson Reuters will be demonstrating Firm Central – a new hosted practice management solution for solo and small law firms. Come see how Firm Central not only helps law firm manage their matters, documents, and contacts more efficiently, but also integrates legal research solutions such as WestlawNext and KeyCite to truly deliver a unique and more valuable experience. If you haven’t seen Firm Central in action yet, join us at the ABA TECHSHOW this week!  Stop by for a hands-on demo at booth #...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Akai Han
Four Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Akai Han 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: Akai Han [mailto:akai4han@gmail.com] Sent: April-03-13 2:21 AM To: Subject: RE...
[Law Technology Today] Yes I AM Ignoring You
We’ve all been there before – probably more times than we care to think about:  That annoying email lands in our mailbox – an email that we just know is going to result in an entire useless, time-sucking stream of ‘replies to all’, requiring us to delete, delete, and delete some more.  For me, these emails usually go like this: I’m on vacation, somewhere far, far away from the office.  But never far enough that I’m out of email range, unfortunately. My new email...
[PA Law Practice Management] ABA TechShow – Ready and Waiting
The American Bar Association’s TechShow is THE place to be if you want to get up to speed on the latest gizmos,  trends and technologies deployed by law firms.  I look forward to it each year. I arose early this morning after a scant 1.5 hours of sleep — trying to clean up client work before departure — to make my way to Philly airport to catch a flight to Chicago. My suitcase came in at 48.5 lbs out of an allowable 50 lbs before a hefty $$ penalty applies.  So much for my...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Let’s get talking – A look at communications breakdowns
Humans communicate from the time they are infants until the day they die. At its heart, communication is all about the same thing – whether we speak, write, gesture, sign, listen, or tweet. It’s a way of telling someone something. So why, if lawyers have been communicating for as long as they have, are the majority of LAWPRO claims related to communication issues? To read the article click here or on the image above. The article orginally appeared in the the Fall 2011 “Communication...
[Avoid a Claim] Law firm pokes April Fool’s fun at online fraudsters
A comment left on this blog pointed us to a California firm’s Facebook page, in which they claim to be doing a lucrative business representing a particular woman who always seems to be having trouble with an ex-spouse… Thanks to Walsh and Walsh P.C. for the laugh.
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Rufus Young
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Rufus Young 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: RUFUS YOUNG [mailto:mr.young3@hotmail.com] Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:07 AM To...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Akio Ryo
Five Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Akio Ryo 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 email: From: Akio Ryo [mailto:akioryo11@gmail.com] Sent: April-01-13 3:42 PM To: Subject: Breach Of...
[Law Technology Today] In the Wake of Google Reader’s Retirement
If you are anything like me, you were quite disappointed to learn that as of July 1, 2013 Google Reader will retire.  My first thought was once Google Reader is gone, what do I do with those hundreds (if not thousands) of RSS feeds I have captured and managed via Google Reader.  Rather than rely solely on the petition to “Keep Google Reader Running”, I began to explore how I would save and export my feeds from Google Reader, and to seek alternatives to manage and read my feeds. First, I learned...