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] Debt collection scam by Toru Hashimoto
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve received two emails from the purported Toru Hashimoto looking to retain them with regards to a collection matter. The introductory email would seem to be a setup for a scam similar to other debt collection frauds 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 load frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Tushar Meher To:...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Rebecca Schneider
Four Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Rebecca Schneider with regards to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. This is the same name (with different email address) that we’ve also seen recently attached to a business loan fraud. Here is the...
[Avoid a Claim] How to remotely access your Teraview Account
The following appeared in a March 2012 Law Society of Upper Canada e-Bulletin and also appears in the Q&As on the Law Society’s website. Remote Access to Your Teraview Account I practice real estate. I have a transaction closing at the end of the week, but I am scheduled to be out of the office on that day. Although I have signed the documents for completeness, I am concerned that changes might be made to the documents on the closing date requiring me to re-sign them. I am told...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Insurance Implications of Lawyer Transfers and Practice Structures
The following is based on an article that appeared in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. While the details of the insurance coverage discussed in the article are specific to LAWPRO insureds, the issues highlighted in the article apply to all lawyers. Lawyers outside Ontario should check with their own insurance providers about what is covered under their policies. Lawyer mobility is now taken for granted: The days of spending one’s whole career in a single practice setting are long...
[PA Law Practice Management] Are Aging Lawyers Ready for What’s Next?
It pays to have a Yahoo! Alert to keep track of what appears in print and in the cloud about me.  I forgot about being interviewed by Drew Singer of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but luckily my Yahoo! Alert let me know the article was published.  The article is entitled “Are Aging Lawyers Ready for What’s Next?“.  I posted a couple of corrective comments on their Facebook page as a follow-up.
[PA Law Practice Management] Win a Cloud-Based High-Tech Telephony Makeover
A friend of mine is in marketing, and recently contacted me regarding a contest one of her clients is holding.  The contest depends on how well you can bitch, er, I mean vent about how bad your telephone system is.  If you do a good job of it, you could win a cloud-based makeover.  Here’s the promo for the contest, which I’ve already entered (hey, I can “vent” with the best of them): What could be better than venting? Well, as far as Greater Philadelphia businesses are...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] March Issue of In Brief Now Available
The March issue of In Brief is now available on the Professional Liability Fund Web site.  Articles include: Multnomah County New and Improved Civil Case Management Process Multnomah County Circuit Court new civil case management rules became effective February 1, 2012, for cases filed after that date.  The new rules and procedures were proposed by [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Rebecca Schneider
Two Ontario lawyer have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Rebecca Schneider 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 load frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Rebecca Schneider [mailto:rebeccaschneiider@gmail.com] Sent: March...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan scam by Mathew Cornell
Lawyers in Ontario and Quebec have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Mathew Cornell 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 load frauds. Here is the initial email. From: Mathew Cornell [mailto:cornellmathew@ymail.com] Sent:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Flee from Microsoft’s “Click-to-Run”
So you’ve seen the engaging articles about Microsoft Office 2010 “Click-to Run” and you’re interested.  Why wouldn’t you be?  Microsoft touts: Click-to-Run is fast, letting you download and use Office in minutes. People using Click-to-Run get product updates automatically, with no need to download or install patches. Click-to-Run makes trying Office 2010 easy – it can [...]