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 Emi Mutsuto
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Emi Mutsuto 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Eddie Wilson
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Raymond Ackley looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan 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 Page for more of an...
[Law Technology Today] Using your Calendars to Increase Efficiency
Other than your email account for work, how many other email accounts do you have? Take a minute and list them. Your work account, your non-work account for family and friends, perhaps another email account for listservs, another for newsletters you found interesting or collected for ideas for your own. Maybe even one reserved for sites like Reddit or Quora. Surprised? It’s easy to create a new email account with most free services, like Yahoo and Gmail. Using the calendar functions for network...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Chris Howell and G C Supplies UK Ltd
Firms in Pennsylvania and Washington state notified us that they received an email from the purported Chris Howell of G C Supplies UK Ltd 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Brush Up on Oregon Notary Law
The Oregon Secretary of State is offering free notary seminars statewide in May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December.  Dates, times, and locations are available here.  Get comprehensive training on what a notary is, responsibilities and liabilities, how to notarize, … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Cloud Ethics Opinion Chart Updated
Cloud is a reality in many practices today. Tools that seemed daring and innovative a few years ago have become staples of the day-to-day practice of law. And yet many lawyers continue to worry about the ethical ramifications of moving their sensitive client data to the cloud. According to the soon-to-be-released 2014 Legal Technology Survey Report, approximately 57% of responding lawyers reported that they have not used a cloud-based solution in their practice, and around a quarter of those...
[Law Technology Today] What Else are you Sharing on Social Media?
I recently taught a group of newly-minted lawyers about “Practicing in the Digital Age: Navigating Social Media” at Massachusetts’ new Practicing With Professionalism course. This is the first required CLE in Massachusetts, and it is targeted at new practitioners. But, this particular topic should, in all honesty, be required for all types of practitioners. It seems that lawyers are just beginning to realize that what we put on the Internet is by no means private (even if you use your “privacy...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] June Technology Training
Free How To… Sessions (Non-CLE) CBA How To… sessions are crafted to provide you with an overview of a particular product, service or solution to a common law practice management question. These classes are delivered live, and via webcast online. Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014  How To…Master Time Management With Technology  Time: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM […]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Einstein Principle!
♫ Albert Einstein I got an idea and it’s really bright Somebody in my brain just turned on the light…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Avias. This is another great leadership post from Beth Flynn at the THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY LEADERSHIP CENTER (www.leadershipcenter.osu.edu). This post highlights the principles that helped shaped Albert Einstein into a leader and successful scientist. They are taken from Smithson, D. (2014). What managers don’t know: how to be a better...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Setting Up an Effective Filing System
I’m a member of Slideshare, a site where users “share what they know and love through presentations, infographics, documents and more.” As a Slideshare contributor, I receive weekly analytics.  With over 9,000 views to date, my most popular document by a … Continue reading →