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 names Chung Steven and Barrett Steel
Five Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Chung Steven of Barrett Steel 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...
[Law Practice Advisor] August and Everything After: Boston is the Hub of Legal Conferences This Summer
Red Hot Sun (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This summer, Boston is the place to be for legal conferences, with a number of major organizations invading, in support of significant events. The Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA), the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) and the American Bar Association (ABA) will all host events in our fair city during the first week of August. ACLEA presents its 50th annual meeting from August 2-5, at the Westin Copley Plaza. NABE’s 2014...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Yoshika Joya and New Japan Chemical Company
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Yoshika Joya and New Japan Chemical Company 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...
[Law Technology Today] Kennedy-Mighell Talk Evernote. And that thing called Paperless.
In this episode of the Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about Evernote and its use for lawyers. From collecting information in one place, and being able to access it from any Internet-connected device, to creating Stacks, tags and document organization, even business cards. Evernote. Another tool in the arsenal of lawyers looking to go paperless. Another productivity app of note that is mentioned: Hangar for Android, which keeps track of apps used most often, adjusts...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Digital Edge podcast: When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm
On the newest episode of The Digital Edge podcast, When Lawyers Get Divorced: Ethically Breaking up a Law Firm, Sharon D. Nelson and Jim Calloway ask legal ethics expert Tom Spahn about the proper way to professionally deal with the...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Know Anyone Doing Something Truly Spectacular in Legal? Nominate Them for a COLPM InnovAction Award
The College of Law Practice Management (“COLPM”), an international organization honoring excellence and innovation in law practice management, is calling for entries for its 2014 InnovAction Awards. The awards seek lawyers, law firms, law departments, and other legal services professionals worldwide who have invented or successfully applied new business practices to the delivery of legal services. The goal of the InnovAction Awards is to demonstrate to the legal community and beyond the power...
[Avoid a Claim] Malpractice insurance in foreign jurisdictions: An update
In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine LAWPRO Magazine articles we highlighted malpractice insurance issues in other countries around the world. In the June 2014 issue we provide an overview of the recent experiences in England, Wales and Ireland, where a transition from mandatory programs to the open commercial market occurred. Click here (or on the image above) to read the article.
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] The Healthy Lawyer: The importance of finding your Zen moment.
How you start your day will dictate the events that follow. Facing life’s daily challenges isn’t something you master, it’s something you practice. For me, I have found one exercise that’s helped me deal with whatever falls in my path that day. I found my Zen moment. For years I told people I don’t have […]
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Jinghua Su
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jinghua Su 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 Fraud...
[Law Technology Today] NetDocuments Secures $25 Million from Frontier Capital to Fuel Growth in the Legal Document Management Market
Investment Represents Frontier’s Confidence in NetDocuments and Its Target Market July 15, 2014, LEHI, UT – NetDocuments, the leader in cloud-based document and email management, announced a strategic partnership with Frontier Capital, securing a $25 million equity investment to accelerate NetDocument’s increasing growth across the legal market. “It’s exciting to see the rate of adoption increase in recent years as law firms begin to move from traditional, server-based document management to...