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

[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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Gordon Campbell
Three lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Gordon Campbell looking to retain them with regards to collecting on business debts. 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 load frauds. This is another scam that uses the name of a famous person (as previously done with Michael Moore or...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Richard Frazier
Lawyers in Ontario, Florida and Germany have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Richard Frazier 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: Richard Frazier [mailto:pawel.pluta@gazeta.wroc.pl] Sent...
[PA Law Practice Management] When Love is No Longer in the Air
By now we all know that our online presence may and probably will outlive us.  We know that approximately 1 in 5 heterosexual marriages, and one in 3 gay unions begin with online meetings.  Most of us know of at least one couple who met online.  I’ve been to three weddings of couples who met online.  Have you ever wondered about all the relationships started online that don’t end in bliss?  You should.  A recent study indicates 88% of exes stalk through Facebook after the...
[Law Practice Advisor] Scanning the Horizon: Paperless Conversion Saves Law Firms
We’re still getting a ton of questions related to going paperless, here at LOMAP headquarters, which is why we keep writing on the topic, like we did here, back in the day, when this was still a two-man operation.  Our most recent such endeavor was a post I contributed to Westlaw Insider’s Small Law Firms Blog, which post can be read here.  I cover the essential effectiveness of reducing paper in the office setting, and relay some tools for going paperless . . . but, I won’t ruin it...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – July 20th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of July 13th: Jeff Richardson of iPhone J.D. dug into some smartphone and tablet stats from the 2012 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report. AT&T announced its upcoming shared data plans, supporting up to 10 devices. Ellen Freedman wrote about getting ready for Windows 8. If you’re curious about Yahoo’s new CEO, The Verge provided a brief history. In the Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers e-Journal...
[Law Technology Today] Big Changes at Google Scholar
Perennial LPM authors Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch are responsible for this week’s guest post about Google Scholar. Together, Carole and Mark operate Internet For Lawyers, which provides customized Internet research training to legal professionals. They are the authors of Google for Lawyers; Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 1; Find Info Like a Pro, Volume 2; and the forthcoming Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, 12th Edition.   Google is known for constantly working to upgrade and improve...
[Law Technology Today] Previewing Microsoft Office 2013
If you spend a considerable amount of your working life drafting documents, as most lawyers do, the idea of “upgrading” your productivity software can be frightening. With briefs and pleadings to write and deadlines looming, who has the time to learn a whole new interface for Microsoft Word? But as much we might want to keep our old, comfortable software indefinitely, there are good reasons to go through with an upgrade.  Older software may reach an “end of support”...