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] Separation agreement scam using the name Kinoshita Wilbur
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they received an email from the purported Kinosthia Wilbur 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...
[The Last Word] What Was He Thinking?
The best trial lawyers and negotiators are those who can pick up and play to the emotions of the people they are dealing with. But in order to successfully do so, you first have to correctly recognize the emotions those people are experiencing. One of the most interesting things I’ve read lately is a fascinating […]
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Shawn Caraballo
An Ontario lawyer notified us that he received an email from the purported Shawn Caraballo 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: “Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers”
Legal clients are responding to today’s unprecedented financial pressures by demanding better predictability, cost-effectiveness and communication from their outside legal service providers. They give their business to those who can manage legal work efficiently—and take it away from those who can’t or won’t. Legal Project Management in One Hour for Lawyers provides any attorney with practical skills and methods for improving efficiency, keeping budgets under control, building...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Secure Passwords
♫ Password, please use the password It opens the door to my heart…♫ Password, recorded by Kitty Wells.   The writer spoke yesterday at the Privacy and Access 20/20:  A New Vision for Information Rights‘ workshop on Legal Ethics dealing with issues of privacy, security and technology for lawyers and their clients.  The writer spoke along with Dr. Benjamin Goold, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean Academic Affairs, University of British Columbia and Tamara Hunter,...
[Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Why the LAWPRO base premium is only the start of the story
Why is Ontario lawyers’ professional liability insurance more expensive than other provinces’? It’s a legitimate question, and easy enough to formulate. The answer is either very simple or very complicated and detailed, because it means comparing apples to oranges. Click here (or on the image above) to read the full article, which originally appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. All past issues of LAWPRO Magazine can be found at
[Law Technology Today] A New Paradigm in Technology Conferences
At the end of September, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever Clio Cloud Conference, now known as ClioCon, in beautiful downtown Chicago. As with everything Clio does, this conference was over the top. From a fantastic venue and incredible food to excellent speakers and an extraordinarily engaged audience, Clio’s first appearance in the conference arena should have other conferences looking to see what they did and how to replicate it. Many would consider this conference a typical...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Lawyers: What You Don’t Know About HIPAA Could Hurt You
Do you receive, use, store, or transmit personal health information (PHI) on behalf of clients?  If so, you are a “business associate” under HIPAA.  As a business associate, lawyers must implement privacy and security programs to protect against improper use … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] In the practicePRO Lending Library: The Lawyer’s Guide to Records Management & Retention
Most lawyers know intuitively how important timely access to the right information is to their work. On the other hand, most lawyers have little or no knowledge or interest in filing systems and methods, indexing, database architecture and other mundane issues that enable records management as a practice tool. This book is intended to address the issues arising from the need to manage records and information in a law office and use records management as a tool for: improving risk management...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] practicePRO 15th Anniversary Pullout in the New LAWPRO Magazine
Over the last 15 years, praticePRO, LAWPRO's risk and practice management program, has produced a large collection of tools and resources aimed at helping lawyers avoid malpractice claims. The September 2013 issue of LAWPRO Magazine celebrates practicePRO's 15th birthday and contains a pull-out ( that has our best claims prevention content in in a convenient 4-page format. Here's what you'll find in the pull-out (which uses '15' as a...