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

[Law Practice Tips Blog] Video Law Practice Tip: Search, Don't Sort in Microsoft Outlook
While zero inbox is a great goal for e-mail management, it seems to be an unattainable goal for many of us. Even those who claim success at this usually do it by moving e-mail from the Inbox to other Outlook...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Almost $80,000 Removed From Toronto Lawyer’s Trust Account by Fake Cheques
A Toronto lawyer has reported to LAWPRO that almost $80,000 was removed from his trust account over the last four days by a series of 10 fake cheques. The fraud was discovered when a bank reconciliation was done this morning (Wednesday). All was fine when a bank reconciliation was done last Friday. The cheques were obvious copies of the firm’s trust cheques (cheque numbers were not in sequence and different). The cheques were used to pay off credit cards and 2 were payable to a specific...
[Avoid a Claim] Almost $80,000 removed from Toronto lawyer’s trust account by fake cheques
A Toronto lawyer has reported to LAWPRO that almost $80,000 was removed from his trust account over the last four days by a series of 10 fake cheques. The fraud was discovered when a bank reconciliation was done this morning (Wednesday). All was fine when a bank reconciliation was done last Friday. The cheques were obvious copies of the firm’s trust cheques (cheque numbers were not in sequence and different). The cheques were used to pay off credit cards and 2 were payable to a specific...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Tab.bz Chrome Extension for Collecting Browser Tabs
Recently Mashable posted an article on 8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity. While many were useful, the one that stood out to me was the “Tab Packager” Tab.bz.  This Google Chrome extension allows you to create a short URL that captures all the open browser tabs in Google. Opening the short URL then [...]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Be Brave! Ask Clients How You’re Doing
Are you meeting your clients’ needs?  Or do you assume you are meeting clients’ needs because you haven’t received any complaints lately? If the latter is true, it’s time to screw up your courage and start sending client surveys.  A well-written client survey will quickly let you know what you’re doing right and what you need to improve. [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Kenichi Kai of Bunkasha Publishing Co
Two Ontario lawyers received an email from the purported Kenichi Kai of Bunkasha Publishing Co 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. Here is the initial email: From: Kenichi Kai [mailto:kenichikaijp@gmail.com] Sent: August 20, 2012 11:45 PM To: Lawyer name Subject: Legal Matter We are a large media publisher company here in...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Security Simplified
The folks at the SANS Institute want to make it easier for small businesses and individuals to keep up with security risks. They offer two proactive and useful free resources to help keep up with new security threats, best practices, and security education. OUCH is a monthly newsletter in PDF that provides an overview of a security [...]
[Law Technology Today] Five Security Apps for Android
Android-based smartphones have found a loyal following among lawyers. Among smartphone-using respondents to the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report, more than 18% reported using an Android smartphone.  That number rose to more than 30% among solo practitioners. Android devices can be helpful practice tools, as we discussed a couple weeks ago with our post on Android apps for legal research.  But how do you secure your Android smartphone to be sure sensitive client data is well protected? Here...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Getting the Final Document Correct: A Checklist for Commercial Transactions
The following is the introductory article to LAWPRO's new commercial transaction checklist that appeared in the August 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. The full checklist can be downloaded from our Checklists page at www.practicepro.ca/checklists Many commercial matters involve the preparation of one or more documents. These documents are drafted based on communications between the parties to the document and/or their respective lawyers, the specific circumstances of the matter and...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Expose Yourself
My new article in Slaw.ca: Expose Yourself For a variety of reasons, some law firm websites may not have reached the top slot in Google, Bing, or Ask. There is competition for keywords, and the search engines change their algorithms frequently. Without having a team of folks tweaking the site, there will likely be some [...]