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

[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 [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam by Dah Sing Lei
Two Ontario lawyers have been contacted by the purported Dah Sing Lei with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. As with scams of this type, it appears that this fraud is a set-up for a request to return real estate deal deposit monies paid with a bad cheque. For a full description of how this fraud works and a list of names associated with it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the email: From: Dah Sing Lei To: Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2012 6:03 AM Subject:...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Checklist for Avoiding Conflicts on Lateral Lawyer Transfers
The following article appears in the January 2012 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. Lateral hiring of partners or associates occurs at firms of every size, and is becoming far more common. In addition to reviewing the transferring lawyer’s credentials and suitability, the transferring lawyer and firm will need to identify and deal with potential conflicts of interest that may arise with respect to clients at the transferring lawyer’s previous firm, and in particular, clients for whom the transferring...
[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Tammy Brewer
Three lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Tammy Brewer with regards to a divorce settlement 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. Here is the initial email: From: Tammy Brewer [mailto:tammybbrewer@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 9:44 AM To: undisclosed-recipients...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Are You a Procrastinator?
Take this procrastination self-test from It’s About Time, by Dr. Linda Sapadin with Jack Maguire: Do you put off taking care of important things, jeopardizing relationships, career, finances, or health? Do you put off doing what you need to do until a crisis develops? Do you put off doing tasks unless you can do them [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Proceed with Caution
♫ Strange fascination, fascinating me Changes are taking the pace I’m going through Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strain) Ch-ch-Changes Oh, look out you rock ‘n rollers…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by David Bowie.   PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Addressing Challenges and Making Changes Requires a Thoughtful Approach This is a guest post from our friend Bob Denney on a topic near and dear to my heart: Change Management in the context of lawyers and law firms.  I...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Deleting Web History Before Google Gathering Takes Effect
The clock is ticking. March 1 is your deadline. Most lawyers with Google Accounts will want to read and act on this ABA Journal article: Want to Delete Web History Before Google Gathering Takes Effect? EFF Shows How. After reading...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: Improve Your Effectiveness by Building Your Document Library
One of the most frequently asked about subject matters we address at LOMAP concerns templates: how do I get ‘em; how do I tweak ‘em; how can I create effective workflows usin’ ‘em. While it’s true that most of these questions come from new lawyers, we do get occasional template requests from more senior attorneys, as well. And, all of those folks can rejoice a bit today, because we have some better answers to those questions. Gerrit Betz of Exemplar Law, LLC (apparently, the rest of the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Steven Graham of Steven’s and Co Textiles Limited
Two lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported Steven Graham 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: Steven Graham [mailto:grahams_steven@yahoo.co.uk] Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 4:14 AM To: lawyer name Subject: RE: Counsel Needed Hello (lawyer name), I am Steven Graham, soliciting your...