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] And what about law schools?
You know when Newsweek is publishing a story on needed reforms for law schools that the conversation has extended past the legal community. Unfortunately rapid change has not been a trait of academia or of the legal community. But serious...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] New WSBA Advisory Opinions on Social Media and Lead Generation
Originally posted on NWSidebar:A summary of two advisory opinions issued recently from the Committee on Professional Ethics concerning Internet marketing and networking. Two new advisory opinions have recently been posted to help attorneys follow the RPCs while navigating the Internet.…
[Law Technology Today] How to Search Outside the Lines
Everyone has learned to think outside the box, but you need to learn to search outside the lines. Ordinary legal research works when you need all the standard stuff, but doesn’t work when you are looking for something unusual or something you just can’t find in all those nice cases and statutes. Until the Internet, you did not have too many choices. Now, with a little help from search engines and a lot of creative thought, you can go where no one has gone before. For example, a client had an...
[Avoid a Claim] Turn off email autocomplete to avoid a potential privacy disaster
Catherine Sanders-Reach of the Chicago Bar Association has some good email advice for lawyers: turn off autocomplete in the address field of your emails. With headlines such as “Former bar prez copies top court on email about its ‘ill-conceived and uninformed questions” and “Did Lawyer’s E-Mail Goof Land $1B Settlement on NYT’s Front Page?“, it’s not hard to see why this is a good step to take. In addition to explaining why you should do this, she also...
[Avoid a Claim] 20 Tips to Improve the Finances of Your Practice
The demands of individual files can make it a challenge to give your practice’s finances the time and attention they need. From the new issue of LAWPRO Magazine, here are 20 ways you can make or save more money in your day-to-day work. Most are relatively simple and can be implemented at little or no cost. Some are new habits you develop when dealing with clients and billing, and some are new technologies you can incorporate into your practice. While not every item on the list will apply to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Jack Mei
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Jack Mei looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an explanation of how...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Nic De Roeck and Jan De Nul NV
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Nic De Roeck and Jan De Nul NV looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of...
[Law Technology Today] Liberte, Egalite, Technology! Another LegalTech 2015 Takeaway
I will keep the takeaways understated and call LTNY 2015 a revolution on par with the French Revolution. Liberte and egalite through strategic deployment of technology; broader and better access to legal services for all. From the Changing of the Guard, the rise of the user rebellion at LegalTech 2015 gave conference goers a glimpse into what a post-revolution world might look like for the legal industry. The Changing of the Guard The venerable Monica Bay, who helmed legal technology’s most...
[Avoid a Claim] From Crisis to Innovation: 20 Years of LAWPRO Professional Liability Insurance
Twenty years ago, an investigative task force appointed by the Law Society of Upper Canada1 made a sobering discovery: the fund established to pay for professional indemnity claims against Ontario lawyers was underfunded by over $200 million dollars. The resulting crisis presented the bar in Ontario with one of the most serious challenges in its history. It also prompted the delegation of the primary professional liability program to the organization you have come to know as LAWPRO, a highly...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Fukui Kiyoharu
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Fukui Kiyoharu looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. 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...