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

[SC Small Firm] Password Tip
We all know it’s a no-no to use the same password for everything. If your computer or one of the companies you do business with online is hacked, the bad guys have access to everything you use that password for, from online banking to Dropbox to your firm’s network. You need two things: strong passwords and a way to remember them. For tips on choosing a good password, Microsoft offers some easy to follow suggestions. You won’t have to remember all your new passwords if you use a secure password...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Non-Traditional Legal Careers
♫ Like a square peg in a round hole. No, don’t ever fit in. So you don’t beg, or sell your soul. Oh, you’re stronger within …♫ – Music and Lyrics by B. Knight, P. Simm, recorded by Beverly Knight. This is traditionally the time of year that lawyers contemplate new careers.  Accordingly, I have reproduced an article I wrote for the Canadian Bar on alternative careers for lawyers: I have friends in large law firms who don’t understand why someone who worked their way through law school...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Shaoxiang Huang
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have received an email from the purported Shaoxiang Huang with regards to a 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: LEGAL INQUIRY [mailto:ibnuhadjar@pusri.co.id] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 5:09 PM Subject: Legal Representative Needed Dear Counsel, We need a litigation...
[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Juliet Kazuhiro
Six Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Juliet Kazuhiro with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: “Juliet Kazuhiro” Sent 11/26/2012 1:14:35 PM To: Subject: Inquiry I need your legal help over a...
[Law Technology Today] Managing Facebook Page Administrators
These days, more and more law firms and solo practitioners are creating Facebook Pages to establish a law firm presence on Facebook. Initially, Facebook Pages had only one administrator, but earlier this year, Facebook created multiple administrator roles which allow several different levels of access and control for different individuals within the firm. A law firm’s Facebook Page can have multiple administrators, but each Page administrator will need their own personal Facebook account. This...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Your Ethical Obligation to Find a Missing Client
What must you do if your client suddenly drops off the face of the earth? In this month’s Oregon State Bar Bulletin, Deputy General Counsel Amber Hollister gives the following recommendations: Search for the missing client using one of (or all) of the following approaches: Mailing, e-mailing and telephoning a client at all known addresses and [...]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Twitter Lawsuit Story From Britain Shows the Risks of Repeating Gossip on Social Media
This story out of the UK highlights the dangers of repeating libelous content on social media. In the midst of an ongoing sexual abuse scandal revolving around senior figures in the media and accusations of coverups at the BBC, the news program Newsnight claimed a "senior Conservative politician" was involved in the abuse of children at an orphanage. Another program claimed to have a list of names. Soon those names leaked onto Twitter, and Lord McAlpine (a member of Margaret Thatcher...
[Law Technology Today] Changing Operating Systems – How Soon We Forget Past Lessons
Many of us have gone through the process and frustration of changing operating systems to a newer version or even an alternate operating system, but for those who haven’t done a major change in some years, here are 6 things to keep in mind BEFORE you update or change OS. Whether you are considering moving from Windows XP/7 to Windows 8 on your existing PC, or from the Windows universe to Macintosh hardware and OS: Check to see if the computer itself is compatible with the operating system you...
[Avoid a Claim] Seperation agreement scam by Pascha Chang
Five Ontario lawyers and one from California have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Pascha Chang with regards to a to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: Pascha Chang [mailto:paschachang222@gmail.com] Sent: November-21-12 5:34 PM To:...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Giving Thanks
♫ This night they taught me to believe to offer thanks to all living things…♫ Lyrics and music by: Jack Swamp and Joanne L. Shenandoah, recorded by Joanne L. Shenandoah. This is a post that Laura Calloway and I wrote for www.slawtips.ca.  I am grateful for the opportunity to post it here as well: In writing this tip, we are cognizant that today is American Thanksgiving and that Canadian Thanksgiving was not all that long ago.  Of the authors, one of us is American and one is Canadian....