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

[Law Practice Tips Blog] What if the clients decided to provide the templates for their legal work?
Lawyers are very skilled at creating legal documents and one of the values they provide to their clients is quality documents based on research, precedent and experience. So most of the time, a client would be in no position to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Ugo Grondelli and Alteco Medical
A Washington state firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Ugo Grondelli of Alteco Medical looking 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...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits Friday: Paperless Posts Fit to Print
I confess I consider paperless, like wireless, to be a misnomer. Some posts over the past few weeks, however, have me reconsidering. Mark Wiggins gives a detailed account of how Pine Laurent embraced the digital age. He describes the divide, starting with law school. His legal research class “was almost exclusively dedicated to Internet and digital research, professor handouts were frequently emailed, and even our final exams were administered through computer software and wirelessly...
[Law Technology Today] The Impact of Social Media and Technology on Divorce and Custody Cases
Social media and technology are increasingly finding their way into the courtroom, particularly in divorce and custody cases. This is typically helpful for one party, usually the party who has not been posting to social media, and damaging to the other party, usually the party who has been posting on social media. With technology increasing the amount we share with the world, it’s important to remember that anything you post on social media could find its way to the courtroom. The Basics. It...
[The Last Word] Flat Fees for Fun & Profit
If you’ve been considering implementing flat fees in your practice but are not sure exactly how or where to start, ASB Member Benefit provider Clio is presenting a webinar, featuring North Carolina lawyer and Divorce Discourse blogger Lee Rosen and Clio’s lawyer in residence Joshua Lenon, that will guide you through the process. Free and […]
[Avoid a Claim] Want a challenge-proof will? Think like a (wannabe) beneficiary
As a lawyer, you have likely been trained to maintain a laser focus on your client’s interests and how to express and defend them. Being a fierce advocate is usually a good thing. But when preparing a will for a client, it can be a useful exercise, once you have a good first draft, to intentionally play devil’s advocate. At the Law Society of Upper Canada Solo and Small Firm Practice Conference in June 2014, estates lawyer Lisa Barazzutti suggested that when reviewing a newly-drafted will, it’...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Chung Steven and Barrett Steel
Five Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Chung Steven of Barrett Steel looking 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...
[Law Practice Advisor] August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer
Red Hot Sun (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This summer, Boston is the place to be for legal conferences, with a number of major organizations invading, in support of significant events. The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) and the American Bar Association (ABA) will all host events in our fair city during the first week of August. ACLEA presents its 50th annual meeting from August 2-5, at the Westin Copley Plaza. NABE’s 2014...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Yoshika Joya and New Japan Chemical Company
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Yoshika Joya and New Japan Chemical Company looking 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...
[Law Technology Today] Kennedy-Mighell Talk Evernote. And that thing called Paperless.
In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about Evernote and its use for lawyers. From collecting information in one place, and being able to access it from any Internet-connected device, to creating Stacks, tags and document organization, even business cards. Evernote. Another tool in the arsenal of lawyers looking to go paperless. Another productivity app of note that is mentioned: Hangar for Android, which keeps track of apps used most often, adjusts...