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] Copyright infringement scam by David Wang of China Resources Machinery Co.
Two Ontario lawyers have reported to us that they received the following message from the purported David Wang of China Resources Machinery Co. This scam is very similar to other breach of copyright or trademark scams we have seen over the last several months, and identical in wording to the fraud under the name of Daniel Liu. It is a setup to dupe a lawyer into wiring good funds from a trust account after depositing a fraudulent cheque received in payment of damages. Here is a copy of the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Catch up on Digital Edge Podcasts
Podcasts are a great way to learn while you are doing something else, like commuting or just relaxing. The complete archives of the Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology podcast are now available online at the American Bar Association Law Practice...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Interesting Insights on Which Legal Technology Products Medium/large Firm Are Using
My friend Mike Seto came a across an interesting survey that lists the main functional technology products that the 200 largest UK firms are using. Many familiar names there – but some news one too. I am not aware of a survey that specifically lists the technologies used by the the largest North American firms, but (thanks to Catherine Reach), can mention these two surveys that provide global technology use and trend information for North American firms: the ILTA survey (free content) and the...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Tip: Focus Your Audience
It’s a common scenario: you’re leading an audience through your meticulously prepared slidedeck when you’re suddenly forced off script.  Maybe someone in the audience asked an interesting and complicated question, or perhaps you’ve realized that a particular point in your presentation requires elaboration.  Whatever the reason, it’s a moment when you need to shift the audience’s attention away from the screen and onto you. With both PowerPoint and Apple...
[Reid My Blog] Fifty Innovators and Visionaries Changing the Legal Profession
Fastcase, the innovative legal research service, has published their annual Fastcase 50, "honoring the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders." The list is impressive, and I am pleased to say includes a good number of my friends and professional colleagues: Congratulations to Matt Homan of Lex Think, Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD, Erik Mazzone of the North Carolina Bar, Mark Britton of Avvo, Jack Newton of Clio, Larry Port of RocketMatter, author Sir Richard...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] New Counterfeit Check Scam Targeting Lawyers
The Oregon State Bar recently posted the following alert on its Web site: We have new reports this week that Oregon lawyers are being targeted by scammers. You can find details on the FBI’s website in a post entitled “U.S. Law Firms Continue to be the Target of Counterfeit Check Scheme.” The post also includes [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Employment litigation scam by Gilbert Gill
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Gilbert Gill with regards to ligation on a termination matter. This is the first time we’ve seen a scam set up this way, but no doubt its aim is the same as other frauds: to have a lawyer accept a bad cheque (in this case from the settlement of the litigation matter) and disburse good money from his or her trust account. Here is the email: From: Gilbert Gill Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 1:32 AM...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Gordon Campbell
Three lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Gordon Campbell looking to retain them with regards to collecting on business debts. 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. This is another scam that uses the name of a famous person (as previously done with Michael Moore or...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Richard Frazier
Lawyers in Ontario, Florida and Germany 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: Richard Frazier [mailto:pawel.pluta@gazeta.wroc.pl] Sent...
[PA Law Practice Management] When Love is No Longer in the Air
By now we all know that our online presence may and probably will outlive us.  We know that approximately 1 in 5 heterosexual marriages, and one in 3 gay unions begin with online meetings.  Most of us know of at least one couple who met online.  I’ve been to three weddings of couples who met online.  Have you ever wondered about all the relationships started online that don’t end in bliss?  You should.  A recent study indicates 88% of exes stalk through Facebook after the...