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] Real estate bad cheque fraud by Hideki Kazuhiro
A number of U.S. lawyers (in Florida and Texas) have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Hideki Kazuhiro to act on real estate transactions that look like an attempt at a bad cheque fraud. As with scams of this type, it appears that this fraud is a set-up for a request to return real estate deal deposit monies paid with a bad cheque. For a full description of how this fraud works and a list of names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the email:...
[Law Technology Today] Digital Dictation and Transcription Primer
Managing time can be a challenge in the best of circumstances, and the changing dynamics of the profession in recent years only seems to be making matters worse. While lawyers employ many strategies to deal with the time crunch, dictation is one of the most traditional—and for good reason. When used carefully, dictation allows lawyers to save time drafting simple documents, reduce lengthy meetings into useable transcripts, or simply to organize their thoughts as they jump from matter to matter...
[Law Technology Today] Comparison of Metadata Ethics Opinions
By now, most lawyers have at least a passing familiarity with the term “metadata,” which refers to the hidden layer of information embedded in most electronic documents.  Metadata is often described as “data about data” because it largely consists of information regarding a document’s origins, including who created it, when it was last opened, and what software was used. But metadata can also contain more consequential data, like the record of changes made to a...
[Compujurist] Track Changes in MS Word mobile Documents using Byte Squared app
I was recently asked if there was a way to track changes on a mobile device in MS Word devices. At that time I wasn't aware of any app having this capability. That has changed (at least for iOS devices) with the release of Office2 (Office Squared) from Byte2 (Byte Squared) in the UK. Sean Doherty over at LTN News has reported in his article Byte Squared Releases Mobile Office Tool With 'Track Changes' that Byte Squared is the first app provider out of the gate with this technology
[Law Technology Today] Apple WWDC Keynote Highlights
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) always generates a lot of excitement and a lot of headlines.  This year, we’ve read all of the coverage so you don’t have to. Here are the key highlights: Existing MacBook Air and Pro lines received an overall bump in specs, including faster processors.  Some prices dropped slightly. A new model of MacBook Pro was announced, featuring a thinner and lighter form factor and a high quality “Retina” display similar...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Get it Done! Mind Hack Tips from Lifehacker
Lifehacker is one of my favorite Web sites.  It is a little bit of everything, with an emphasis on tips, tricks, technology, and getting things done.  Two posts in May really caught my eye.  The first was about to-do lists.  Here is an excerpt: To-do lists are just a nagging reminder of all the things you [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by May Wang of Heidelberg China Ltd
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported May Wang of Heidelberg China Ltd with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: May Wang [mailto:maywang@hcn.heidelberg.com] Sent: June-08-12 12:46 PM To: lawyer name Subject: re: unpaid/delayed invoices Sir, We ask of your proffessional...
[Law Technology Today] Evaluating Cloud-Computing Providers
Moving your practice into “the cloud,” whether that involves a single application or all of your firm’s data, is not for everybody. But if you’re one of the many practitioners who have decided that there’s a compelling business case for employing cloud computing, it’s important that you do the appropriate research—and ask the relevant questions—to make sure you’re using a service provider that will help you meet the highest standards for client service...
[The Last Word] New AmicusCuriae Website is the Lawyer’s Friend, Too!
If you’ve ever wished you knew more about how a judge in another circuit likes for things to go in his or her courtroom, you’ll be delighted to learn about AmicusCuriae, a website, currently still in the beta development phase, built by Birmingham lawyer Jenifer Champ Wallis of the Wallis Law Firm. Subscription to the [...]
[Avoid a Claim] New in the Lending Library: Electronic Discovery for Small Cases
As organizations create increasing amounts of digital data, electronic discovery costs for lawyers can skyrocket. For firms with limited technology budgets, or cases with small amounts of electronically stored information (ESI), e-discovery can be challenging. Electronic Discovery for Small Cases offers effective, budget-friendly solutions for collecting, viewing, and analyzing electronic evidence that will benefit any litigator. With an overview of e-discovery techniques and extensive...