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] Listening to your law clerks and legal assistants can help you avoid claims
This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer/policy analyst at LAWPRO. I’ve been gossiping with your staff lately. Here at LAWPRO, we have a push on to subscribe law clerks and legal assistants to our magazine and electronic newsletters. We’re doing this because we realize that legal assistants are the “front line” responsible for many of the tasks essential to claims avoidance. In many of your offices, staff take primary responsibility for running conflicts checks, populating the tickler...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Hideaki Terabayashi of NICCABI Co.
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Hideaki Terabayashi of NICCABI Co 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: Hideaki Terabayashi [mailto:mr.terabayashi01@live.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 9:14 AM Subject: Breach of contract Lawsuit...
[Law Technology Today] Discovery and Social Media
Sometimes, I really wonder about attorneys and judges. Not wonder in the sense of awe, but wonder why they often make their lives more confusing and more difficult than necessary. In no area is my wonderment greater than in the arena of e-discovery and, more importantly, the issues relating to the discovery of social media. Various mentors of mine, in and outside the legal profession, taught me that you shouldn’t make things more complicated than necessary and that common sense is equally...
[Law Technology Today] Managing Information and Interruption Overload
For most lawyers, managing information is a daily struggle.  Between email, research, documents and the considerable administrative work of an active law firm, it can be all too easy to become overwhelmed.  To make matters worse, technology and the aggressive pace of modern practice mean already-busy days are filled with a steady stream of interruptions., adding stress and decreasing productivity. Start tackling these challenges and give your practice an edge by exploring practical tips and...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement scam by Jeremiah Yamomoto
A lawyer in Maryland has notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Jeremiah Yamomoto with regards to an employee injury settlement scam. In this type of fraud the lawyer is retained to help collect on an employee injury settlement. The fraudster will claim that they are overseas, but the employer is in their jurisdiction. For details on how this fraud works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: Jeremiah Yamomoto...
[Law Technology Today] State of the Legal Blogosphere
The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Episode 94 Blogging by lawyers, law firms and other legal professionals seemed to make a bit of a resurgence in 2012. What blawgs might be worth your reading time? In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss the current legal blogging landscape, highlight some of their favorite law-related blogs and encourage you to check out some of the great blawgs out there.
[Law Technology Today] New Facebook Privacy Features
If you’re a Facebook user, you may have noticed some new icons that have begun appearing in the Facebook navigation bar. To the right of the “Home” link at the upper right corner of the navigation bar, there is a new Privacy Shortcuts icon (see below). This new icon is intended to give Facebook users easy access to the privacy controls they are most concerned about, and to provide more detailed, plain language explanations of what those controls mean to the everyday Facebook user. Clicking on...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Meet the New Family Law Lawyer
The introduction this past January [of 2005] of new spousal support guidelines has put the spotlight on family law practice. To put the impact of the guidelines in context – and to better understand the pressures of family law practice today – LAWPRO Magazine this spring convened a panel of family law practitioners from across the province. We asked them to step back and look at the larger picture: What has changed in the practice of family law? What are the issues facing those doing family...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Michael Stakenberg of Sahaviriya Steel Industries
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Michael Stakenberg of Sahaviriya Steel Industries 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: Michael Stakenberg [mailto:micstakenberg07@hotmail.com] Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 10:59 AM To: lawyer name...
[Avoid a Claim] Unfair dismissal settlement scam by Stuart Charles
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Stuart Charles with regards to an unfair dismissal settlement scam. In this type of fraud the lawyer is retained to demand a settlement from the employer, and is similar to workplace injury settlement scams we’ve seen. The fraudster will claim that they are overseas, but the employer is in their jurisdiction. For details on how this fraud works and to see other names associated with it, see our Confirmed...