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] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Masaru Osamu
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Masaru Osamu 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 Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an explanation of...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Margareth Johnson
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Margareth Johnson 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Edward Yoshimura and Naito Steel & Pipe Co
Firms in Ontario and California notified us that they received an email from the purported Edward Yoshimura of Naito Steel & Pipe Co 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name Ronald Miele Jr.
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Ronald Miele Jr. 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 Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an explanation...
[Law Technology Today] How to Predict and Set Fees
Experience is the best tool for predicting fees. A lawyer’s experience in dealing with different problems can be found in closed files and billings, which offer a treasure trove of information on the steps needed for certain transactions, how long certain procedures might take, and what resources might be needed. To predict the future, as when estimating costs and setting fees, a good approach is to know what has happened in the past. Two steps should be taken: Examine closed files and...
[Avoid a Claim] Tools and strategies for lawyers with vision impairments
Toronto lawyer Ernst Ashurov was born with limited vision, and an eye injury in childhood left him almost completely blind; yet he runs a criminal and general litigation practice. In the first few years of his career, he was able to read print using extreme magnification glasses; but by 2006 he could no longer read. These days, he relies on two key software products to work with documents and to conduct internet research. Since software has its limitations, he has also developed a personalized...
[Law Technology Today] Where Rocket Matter’s Native iPad App Shines
Rocket Matter is a cloud based practice management tool that allows attorneys to access case information, record time and generate invoices from various platforms (desktop, tablet and phone). I have used Rocket Matter to run my appellate and complex civil litigation practice since February 2010. In the ensuing four and a half years Rocket Matter has rolled out more and more new features, such as: a client portal, Dropbox integration, trust account management and Evernote integration. One long-...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] I Say Of Counsel You Say…
Of Counsel relationships remain a strong area of interest for lawyers who are drawn to the idea of creating a professional affiliation. In that quest, there are many misunderstandings about what an of counsel relationship is:   To better understand of counsel relationships, … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Best Choice for Wireless Presenting: PowerPoint for iPad
I previous wrote about PowerPoint for the iPad, and how it needs improvement. Having used it for the past five months, however, I’ve come to the conclusion that it is the best choice. Why is PowerPoint the best choice? Because there are no conversion issues, it has a very large font set, and it now supports video and audio. Furthermore, in its last release, Microsoft added Presenter View, which now gives presenters the ability to jump ahead very easily, and most importantly, the ability...
[Reid My Blog] What I Did This Summer (And Then Some)
I haven’t blogged in many months. As spring turned to summer, and summer to fall I had the intention, just not the time. So on a rainy first day of a three-day weekend, here is what I accomplished this summer: I enjoyed working with my friend, Tom Watson, of Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance to co-author a valuable article for the Sept/Oct issue of Law Practice magazine about getting the most bang for your buck on malpractice insurance. It has great information, especially if you have a solo...