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 Matters] Avoiding Lost USB Drives
File this under “you get what you pay for.” Imagine you are walking out of your office to your car or down the street to grab lunch. You turn the corner and there at your feet – so small that you almost missed it – lays a little USB drive. You bend down and pick it up and note that it is a 64 GB drive. Wow – those aren’t cheap, you think to yourself. When you return to your office, being the good samaritan that you are, you plug your new found drive into your computer’s USB...
[Law Technology Today] Last Chance! Practice Management Software 101
Time is running out to register for this month’s free webinar: Practice Management Software 101.   Be sure to sign up before 1:00pm ET tomorrow to get access to the live event! Managing a modern law practice is a challenge, whether you’re a solo practitioner or a firm with a large support staff.  It’s all too easy to let important details slip through the cracks – an unreturned call, a missed e-mail, work that goes unbilled or uncollected.  These seemingly small lapses can have severe...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Smartphone Email Signatures
Does your standard e-mail signature include a disclaimer?  Perhaps the IRS Circular 230 Disclosure: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Copyright infringement scam by David Wang of China Resources Machinery Co.
Two Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they received the following message from the purported David Wang of China Resources Machinery Co. This scam is very similar to other breach of copyright or trademark scams we have seen over the last several months, and identical in wording to the fraud under the name of Daniel Liu. It is a setup to dupe a lawyer into wiring good funds from a trust account after depositing a fraudulent cheque received in payment of damages. Here is a copy of the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Catch up on Digital Edge Podcasts
Podcasts are a great way to learn while you are doing something else, like commuting or just relaxing. The complete archives of the Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology podcast are now available online at the American Bar Association Law Practice...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Interesting Insights on Which Legal Technology Products Medium/large Firm Are Using
My friend Mike Seto came a across an interesting survey that lists the main functional technology products that the 200 largest UK firms are using. Many familiar names there – but some news one too. I am not aware of a survey that specifically lists the technologies used by the the largest North American firms, but (thanks to Catherine Reach), can mention these two surveys that provide global technology use and trend information for North American firms: the ILTA survey (free content) and the...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Focus Your Audience
It’s a common scenario: you’re leading an audience through your meticulously prepared slidedeck when you’re suddenly forced off script.  Maybe someone in the audience asked an interesting and complicated question, or perhaps you’ve realized that a particular point in your presentation requires elaboration.  Whatever the reason, it’s a moment when you need to shift the audience’s attention away from the screen and onto you. With both PowerPoint and Apple...
[Reid My Blog] Fifty Innovators and Visionaries Changing the Legal Profession
Fastcase, the innovative legal research service, has published their annual Fastcase 50, "honoring the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders." The list is impressive, and I am pleased to say includes a good number of my friends and professional colleagues: Congratulations to Matt Homan of Lex Think, Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD, Erik Mazzone of the North Carolina Bar, Mark Britton of Avvo, Jack Newton of Clio, Larry Port of RocketMatter, author Sir Richard...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] New Counterfeit Check Scam Targeting Lawyers
The Oregon State Bar recently posted the following alert on its Web site: We have new reports this week that Oregon lawyers are being targeted by scammers. You can find details on the FBI’s website in a post entitled “U.S. Law Firms Continue to be the Target of Counterfeit Check Scheme.” The post also includes [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Employment litigation scam by Gilbert Gill
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Gilbert Gill with regards to ligation on a termination matter. This is the first time we’ve seen a scam set up this way, but no doubt its aim is the same as other frauds: to have a lawyer accept a bad cheque (in this case from the settlement of the litigation matter) and disburse good money from his or her trust account. Here is the email: From: Gilbert Gill Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM...