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

[PA Law Practice Management] Checklist to Make Sure Your Firm Isn’t Dewey
Every once in a while I read a blog post or article which is so spot-on I am compelled to share it.  That’s the case with “A (Don’t Be) Dewey Dozen: Use This Checklist to Make Sure Your Firm Isn’t Dewey” which was written by Paul Lippe.  It appeared in ABA Journal Law News Now.  If you’re wondering why Lippe’s name is familiar, he’s the guy that worked hard to get Gary Hart elected President — twice.  The insightful comments at the end of...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Transitioning to Office 2010 – PMA Tip of the Week
From Diane Ebersole, Practice Management Advisor with the State Bar of Michigan – the PMA Tip of the Week: If you are making the move to Office 2010 and are worried about the “Ribbon”, Microsoft has created several handy references to help.  The site Transition to the Office Ribbon, provides interactive and downloadable resources.  The [...]
[Law Technology Today] Possible LinkedIn Password Breach: Change Yours Now!
Technology blogs and news sites lit up this morning with news that millions of LinkedIn passwords had reportedly been leaked online.  According to The Verge: A user in a Russian forum is claiming to have hacked LinkedIn to the tune of almost 6.5 million account details. The user uploaded 6,458,020 hashed passwords, but no usernames. It’s not clear if they managed to download the usernames, but it’s likely that both have been downloaded.There is a possibility that this could be a...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam by Haru Hayate
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been asked to act on real estate transactions that look like an attempt at a bad cheque fraud. In both cases the fraudster (who claims to be out of the country) first contacted the local realtor, who did not detect the scam. For more information on how this fraud works and other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the email one lawyer received: From: Haru Hayate [mailto:haru.hayate01@live.com] Sent: Tuesday,...
[Avoid a Claim] LinkedIn password breach reported – change your LinkedIn password immediately
A post on the TheNextWeb site indicates that a Norweigan IT webite, Dagens IT reported the breach. That site indicates that 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have been posted to a Russian hacker site. LinkedIn has responded that they are looking into the breach. To be safe, LinkedIn users should change their passwords immediately. For more passwords tips, see this article from Law Practice Magazine: Don’t Be Passé With Passwords: Best Practices for Staying Safe
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] LinkedIn Password Breach Reported – Change Your LinkedIn Password Immediately
A post on the TheNextWeb site indicates that a Norweigan IT webite, Dagens IT, reported the breach. That site indicates that 6.5 million encrypted LinkedIn passwords have been posted to a Russian hacker site. LinkedIn has responded that they are looking into the breach. To be safe, LinkedIn users should change their passwords immediately. For more passwords tips, see this article from Law Practice Magazine: Don't Be Passé With Passwords: Best Practices for Staying Safe.
[Law Technology Today] Adobe Acrobat X Pro: Redaction Tutorial
In the past, redaction could be a tedious (and expensive) nightmare.  Lengthy copies of documents would have to be printer, carefully examined word-for-word, and redacted manually with a thick black marker.  With Adobe Acrobat X Pro, you can quickly redact documents using a variety of built-in tools.  In this tutorial, we address: Using search-and-redact to easily locate sensitive information throughout a document. Customizing the color and style of the redaction marks. Redacting text, images...
[PMATips] Transitioning to Office 2010 – 06/05/12
If you are making the move to Office 2010, and are worried about the “Ribbon”, Microsoft has created several handy references to help.  The site Transition to the Office Ribbon, provides interactive and downloadable resources.  The Interactive Guide lets you click on an item in the 2003 version of the application and it shows you where that menu item is in the 2010 version.  This resource is also available in a downloadable Excel format.  The site also provides Keyboard Shortcut references and...

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[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque fraud by Kin Hang Cheung
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they were targeted by a real estate bad cheque scam by the purported Kin Hang Cheung. A (probably unsuspecting) real estate agent sent his office the Agreement of Purchase of Sale, copy of ID and cheque (below). The lawyer suspected fraud and got in touch with LAWPRO. The “buyer” claimed to be out of the country and paying through his stock broker, as per the email below. For more information on how this fraud works and other names attached...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Fastcase Releases App for Android
In the news for lawyers using the Android operating system on their mobile devices, the much anticipated Fastcase app for Android is now available.  Read my quick review at AttorneyatWork: For lawyers who do not have a Fastcase account at all, this app—like the Fastcase iPhone app—allows you to search, browse, read and save statutes and cases [...]