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

[The Last Word] First Impressions Last
The March/April 2012 issue of Law Practice magazine is now available online and in it you’ll find my SimpleSteps column.  I’ve reprinted the column below to save you a click, but this is the ABA TECHSHOW issue so you should be sure to check out the many great feature articles in it, including Essential Technology [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] It’s Sweepstakes Time!
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[Thoughtful Legal Management] ABA 20/20 Commission Revised Drafts
♫ Food for thought You give me food for thought..♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by 10cc. The America Bar Association (ABA) established the 20/20 Commission almost 3 years ago to report on the: “Impact of Internet technology on the delivery of legal services, both globally and within the United States” Today, the revised drafts of a number of the 20/20 Commission’s proposals were released on the ABA Site-tation website in the following areas: Technology and Confidentiality (PDF)...
[The Last Word] Turns Out, It’s Really True
I first heard it when I was studying for the bar exam. My law school asked some young lawyers recently admitted to practice to come to one of our exam prep sessions to talk to us about what taking the exam was like and give us some advice on what we could do to have [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Telephone scam targeting home computer users
While not targeting lawyers specifically, you might wish to be aware of a scam currently taking place which involves receiving a phone call informing you that your computer is infected with a virus. The caller may claim to be from Microsoft or a software security company and will offer (in exchange for your credit card number) to install repair software, either by remote access or by directing you to certain websites. Besides hoping to scam money from unsuspecting computer users, the...
[ABA Site-tation] ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20: Revised Drafts
Body: The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 was established nearly three years ago to address the ethical and regulatory issues relating to new technology and the evolution of the legal profession. On February 21st, the Commission released the final revised drafts of several of the Commission's proposals. These include: Technology and Confidentiality (PDF)Addresses lawyers' obligations and responsibilities in handling the storage and security of clients' confidential data. Technology and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commericial debt collection scam by Liu Liang of San Wu Textile
Two Ontario lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported Liu Liang 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. From: Liu Liang [mailto:textile@taiwan.tw] Sent: February 24, 2012 9:48 PM Subject: Request for Legal Representation Attention: Counsel This is an official requisition for your legal consultation...
[ABA Site-tation] Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released
Body: The next iteration of Microsoft Windows – Windows 8 – isn't due until late this year, but you can get a sneak preview of it starting today. A "Consumer Preview" version of the operating system is now available for download at http://preview.windows.com. Windows 8 is a significant update to the venerable operating system, featuring a new interface (dubbed "Metro") and the flexibility to be used on traditional PCs, tablet devices, and smartphones. It should go...
[PA Law Practice Management] Google Privacy Countdown
My partner, Jennifer Ellis, has just posted instructions on her blog about how to get rid of your Google web search and YouTube histories before the March 1, 2012 account consolidation deadline.  You can read about it here. As Jennifer explains, Google announced that it would be combining all of the data from various accounts into one place for purposes of making its privacy policy easier. She finds the prospect of Google  putting all of the data from various accounts into one place  a bit...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Check Scams Continue to Plague Lawyers
We first warned Oregon lawyers about fraudulent check scams four years ago, but as they say “everything old is new again.” To avoid becoming a victim of a scam, follow these tips: Trust your instincts Recognize that scammers impersonate legitimate businesses Appreciate that the debtor (your opposing party) and the creditor (your client) may be conspiring [...]