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] LAWPRO Magazine archive: Representing the snowbird client
You receive a voicemail message at your law office from a longtime client who is calling from his temporary home in Florida. He is one of many retired or semi-retired Canadians who prefer to spend extended periods of time in warmer climates over the winter months. This species of Canadians who migrate south for the winter is so common that they are given their own nickname: snowbirds. Before returning the snowbird client’s call, you should be aware that the professional services you provide to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commerical debt collection scam by Akira Kawano of Echo Electric Co Ltd
A lawyer in Maine notified us that he received an email from the purported Akira Kawano of Echo Electric Co Ltd 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: ECHO ELECTRIC CO LTD [mailto:echoelectriccoltd@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 9:48 PM To: Subject: [SPAM] litigation case  This is a...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Alfred Wong
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Alfred Wong 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: Alfred wong [mailto:alfredwong4550@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:14 AM Subject: BUSINESS LITIGATION Good Day, I am addressing this mail to you to secure...
[Law Technology Today] iOS 7: Overview of New Features
Apple recently announced the features of the new iOS 7 operating system. As is true with most software updates, it aims to make the things you do every day “even easier, faster, and more enjoyable.” Here is an overview of some of the new features: Control Center: allowing for quick access to the controls and apps you need right away such as Airplane mode, Wi-Fi, brightness, Do Not Disturb, camera, calculator, and music available with a simple swipe. Notification Center: accessed the same...
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools
This ground-breaking guide introduces lawyers and other professionals to a powerful class of software that supports core aspects of legal work. The author discusses how technologies like practice systems, work product retrieval, document assembly, and interactive checklists help people work smarter. If you are looking to work more effectively, this book provides a clear roadmap, with many concrete examples and thought-provoking ideas. Topics include: What does it mean to “work smart...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Laurin Ichiro
Lawyers in Ontario, Florida and Georgia have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Laurin Ichiro with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. 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: Laurin Ichiro [mailto:hkfu@netvigator....
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Conflicts Tune-Up: 5 Steps to Avoiding Conflict of Interest Claims
Every so often, a case about a lawyer removed from a matter or reprimanded for acting while in an “obvious” conflict of interest pops up in the media. These cases make all of us (or at least they should) shake our heads in dismay: Surely everybody knows how to avoid a conflict – don’t they? LAWPRO claims experience makes it clear that lawyers don’t always accurately identify conflicts… or that sometimes they decide to be wilfully blind. Consider the following a brief primer on how to tune-up...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Secure Collaboration in the Cloud
The rise of new cloud-based applications is transforming the delivery of legal services. Many lawyers are abandoning traditional technology in favor of online alternatives, including secure cloud collaboration tools. Learn to use the cloud effectively and securely at law firms of all sizes in this webinar from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, sponsored by Box. Thank you to our sponsor: For more information and education on cloud collaboration and Box for law firms, check out the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Disposition and Expense of Oregon Legal Malpractice Claims [Infographic]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] 10 Step Process for Instituting Lasting Change
♫ Don’t you know they change Oh, things change As long as this world is turning Things are gonna change Gonna keep on changing Gonna change…♫ Music and lyrics by: W. Luther, A. Mayo, M. Green and C.M. Lindsey, recorded by Tim McGraw.   This is another great guest post from Beth Flynn of the Ohio State University Leadership Center. Today Beth is providing us with a 10 step process for instituting lasting change: Build trust Create a unified spearhead team Establish a pressing...