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] Separation agreement scam using the name Diana Mills
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Diana Mills 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 Fraud...
[Law Technology Today] Coming Soon: “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft® Excel 2013″
In spring 2014, the ABA Law Practice Division will proudly publish bestselling author Ben M. Schorr’s latest book, The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Excel 2013. Pre-order your copy today with a 15% discount before the book is published! Did you know that Microsoft Excel 2013 can help you analyze and present your cases more effectively? This hands-on manual will show you how to take advantage of the software you already have. Bestselling technology author and Microsoft MVP Ben M....
[Avoid a Claim] Cyber risk insurance options: Do you have the coverage you need?
The prevalence of cyber-related crime has been steadily increasing for a number of years. Many businesses invest heavily in the necessary IT infrastructure to protect their data, but despite best efforts and intentions, the frequent news stories in the press should serve as confirmation that breaches do occur. The cost implications of having personal or financial information stolen are significant, especially for law firms, because the information they hold can be confidential and even...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Protect Yourself with Security Software
Interested in tech trends?  Software recommendations for PCs and Macs?  Your best bet is to invest in The 2014 Solo and Small Firm Technology Guide.  To whet your appetite read The Best Security Software of 2014, courtesy of Law Technology Today. … Continue reading →
[The Last Word] WordPress in One Hour to the Rescue
As you may have noticed based on the web address, this blog is hosted as a free WordPress site, so I was very happy to receive my copy of WordPress® in One Hour for Lawyers: How to Create a Website for Your Law Firm this morning. This new addition to the ABA Law Practice Management […]
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Managing Personal Finances During Periods of Unemployment and Underemployment
Saving Money (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013) With large numbers of unemployed attorneys in Massachusetts, as well as those working below their income capacity, it’s clear that a significant percentage of lawyers in the Commonwealth are dealing with constricted personal budgets. Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, LOMAP’s parent organization, recognizes the need, as it runs, in association with the Massachusetts Bar Association a regularly recurring job seekers group for attorneys, to which we...
[Law Technology Today] The New Age of Video Conferencing with Google Hangouts
As Google+ gains traction among attorneys, its Hangouts service is also becoming a popular and useful tool among attorneys.  Google Hangouts is a free online videoconferencing service, similar to Skype, but on steroids.  Hangouts are more than the sharing of emoji and adorning your online image with funny hats and mustaches while in conference (although always humorous).  As the service has developed, it has become a real business collaboration tool.  As long as Google maintains this service,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Prison Sentence for Fraudster Who Targeted Lawyers in Bad Cheque Scams
We were recently made aware of a September 2013 news release from the FBI, stating that a lawyer-targetting fraudster had pleaded guilty and received hefty fines and a prison sentence. Nice to see a victory in the struggle against online scams. The number of law enforcement agencies involved shows how international these scams are, and how much cooperation is required to bring the fraudsters to justice. Here is the text of the release: The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Gerhard Wilkens
A North Dakota firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Gerhard Wilkens 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 an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Using Google Voice in Your Law Practice
The February issue of Multnomah Lawyer, the official publication of the Multnomah Bar Association, has an excellent article by Charley Gee about using Google Voice. As Charley describes: Google Voice is a service from Google that provides a user with a … Continue reading →