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] Business loan collection scam using the name Benard Oddval
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Benard Oddval looking to retain him 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] Coming soon: “Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers”
Later this year, LPM will publish Worldox in One Hour for Lawyers. Pre-order your copy today for a 15% pre-publication discount! Never lose another document or waste valuable time searching for one. In just one hour, learn how to organize your documents and e-mails electronically with Worldox software. Veteran law-firm technology consult John Heckman reveals what Worldox will do for your firm—and how to customize its features for the specific needs of your practice. In just one hour, this book...
[Reid My Blog] Web Advertising for Lawyers: Not the Ethics Nightmare Expected
Still catching up on my summer reading . . . so I was pleased to recently read, but not surprised, about the findings of a panel at the 39th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility about lawyer advertising on the Internet. It seems that outside of one or two high profile matters, this is just not a big disciplinary issue. The results highlight one of my pet peeves where legal ethics and technology intersect: Some thought-leaders use fearful predictions that intimidate lawyers...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Email Encryption For Everyone
The recent confirmation that the US government, through the NSA’s PRISM surveillance, collects massive amounts of electronic data is really only the tip of the iceburg when viewed in light of all of the potential exposure email has to unauthorized access. From hackers to governments to law enforcement to targeted espionage to identity thieves, there are many who may want to access and view your email and its attachments. Depending on the type of client you represent and the work you do...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archive: Practice Pitfalls – Beware of shelter fraud in real estate transactions
In the September 2010 issue of LAWPRO Magazine, we asked our claims counsel about what they feel are the biggest malpractice hazards in each area of law based on the claims files they work on every day. Here is an excerpt from that article dealing with clients who urge a quick settlement. Click here to read the full article “Practice Pitfalls”. When lawyers think about real estate fraud, they tend to think about fake clients with forged ID obtaining fraudulent mortgages, or flip...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Ichiro Suzuki and Fujita Electric Works
A lawyer in Hawaii and one in North Carolina notified us that they received an email from the purported Ichiro Suzuki of Fujita Electric Works 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...
[Law Technology Today] Introducing Yourself Online: 3 Videos Every Lawyer Should Have
As I wade through the different technology available to lawyers, I often find myself writing about the importance of an old school face to face meeting. Most of what we do as attorneys is geared towards making the best impression when we are actually in the room with someone important; the client, opposing counsel, the judge. First impressions count but the evaluation process for hiring a lawyer begins before we are even aware that there is a new potential client. The client is googling, asking...
[Law Technology Today] To Cloud or Not to Cloud?
Most lawyers have struggled with whether or not to join the cloud. For many, it can seem like the pros and cons are equal and that the ethical risks that seem to be present in the cloud make it easier to avoid the decision. The “anytime, anywhere” accessibility of the cloud is intriguing, but the desktop tools lawyers are used to may be too comfortable to let go. In our 30 minute webinar sponsored by Amicus Attorney, learn how to decide which approach to the cloud is best for your firm, ranging...
[PA Law Practice Management] Keep Track of Your “Stuff”
We all lose stuff, even if only temporarily.  What if you could “tag” all your stuff with a tracker, so that when misplaced, you could locate it easily on your Smartphone?  That’s what Tile is for.  A Personal Asset Manager to help track one’s stuff.  It’s about time. Currently, Tile only works with the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad 3rd and 4th gen, and iPod Touch 5th gen.  And I can’t say it’s really cheap.  One Tile is $18.95.  The more you buy, the more you save per Tile.  Up to 10...
[PA Law Practice Management] Upcoming MCLE Seminars
I have two confessions: 1)  I do have a calendar for upcoming events on my web site, but can’t get into it to update it.  I just haven’t had time to figure out what’s wrong. 2)  I have not posted to my blog in quite a while.  This is one of those “do as I say and not as I do” situations, because I believe it’s important to post at least 3 – 4 times a week.  I think it’s been at least a month since I’ve posted.  Mia culpa.  Blame it on too...