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 by Ray Aubrey of Electronic Resources Inc
A lawyer in Washington State received an email from the purported Ray Aubrey of Electronic Resources Inc with regards to a commercial 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: Ray Aubrey [mailto:rayaubreyray@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:42 PM To: lawyer email Subject: Debt Collection  We are Electronic...
[Law Technology Today] Video: Practice Management Software 101
In our July webinar, Ron Collins from Amicus Attorney discussed the benefits and opportunities offered by practice management software, from improving client communications to capturing additional billable hours. The webinar was hosted by the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center and sponsored by Amicus Attorney.
[Law Practice Matters] Should Lawyers Use Encrypted Email?
A few days ago, a lawyer friend of mine asked if I meet a lot of lawyers who use encrypted email. I told him I hadn’t – that apart from the lawyers whose clients (banks, mostly) required the use of encrypted email, I hadn’t come across many other lawyers using it. Undeniably, and maybe unfortunately for our collective productivity, email has become the communication backbone of many lawyers’ practices. Email is everywhere, chirping and beeping for our attention. No...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam by Roberto Victor
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Richard Frazier looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: Roberto Victor [mailto:robertovic@ymail.com] Sent: July-07-12 6:30 PM To:...
[Law Technology Today] Save 15% on technology books at ABA Annual Meeting
Heading to ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago next week? Stop by the ABA Law Practice Management booth at the ABA EXPO to save 15% on new technology books! We’ll have all of our bestsellers like iPad Apps in One Hour for Lawyers, LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers, and The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010–and much more. Visit us at Booth #1009 in the Hyatt Regency Chicago. EXPO hours are as follows: Thursday, August 2, 10:00-4:00 Friday, August 3, 10:00-5:30 Saturday, August...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] eLawyering – Diverse ways of rendering legal services.
♫ Said we’re Diverse City, we’re colourful goods It’s said we’re Diverse City, we’re colourful goods It’s just a state of mind, we gonna shine the way that we should, baby…♫ Music, Lyrics and recorded by: The Diverse City Band. Today innovative lawyers are finding new clients and new ways of rendering legal services by using the vast array of services offered by the Internet. This isn’t just about blogging, using social media or using Skype, although those do factor into the equation....
[Law Technology Today] New E-Discovery Tools for Small Cases
What’s hot in E-Discovery? Effective and affordable. The latest tools in search, analysis and review are making E-Discovery more effective in small cases and more affordable for law firms with limited technology budgets. Learn the tools for effective and affordable E-Discovery during the upcoming CLE program from the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM) What’s Hot in E-Discovery for Small Cases on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. What’s Hot in E-Discovery for Small Cases Co-Sponsored with ALI CLE...
[SC Small Firm] Jump Lists
Many Windows 7 users still don’t know about Jump Lists – a great feature that takes you directly to frequently visited websites and more by simply right-clicking on an open item in the taskbar located along the bottom of your screen. For example, you can see a list of recently viewed documents by right-clicking Word in the taskbar. Quickly jump to frequently visited websites by right-clicking Internet Explorer in the taskbar. Click here for more info and tips on making the most...
[Law Practice Advisor] Tweet Me Right: A Primer for Developing Relationships and Clients through Twitter
Lately, I’ve been writing a lot for other entities.  (I know, I know.  This is sort of lame; but, hey, I’m only one man . . . I can only write so much.  However, I can promise that I will get up some more original-to-the-LOMAP Blog-content for the late Summer and into the Fall.  A major writing project has ended, and I am in the process of streamlining my obligations.  . . . Hey, that’s a good name for a boat, ‘Streamlining My Obligations’.  Now, I just need to...
[Law Practice Matters] Avoiding Lost USB Drives
File this under “you get what you pay for.” Imagine you are walking out of your office to your car or down the street to grab lunch. You turn the corner and there at your feet – so small that you almost missed it – lays a little USB drive. You bend down and pick it up and note that it is a 64 GB drive. Wow – those aren’t cheap, you think to yourself. When you return to your office, being the good samaritan that you are, you plug your new found drive into your computer’s USB...