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] Venture Capitalists Take Aim at Lawyers
“First they came for the book store owners, and I didn’t speak up because I didn’t own a book store and cheaper books sounded good. Then they went after the big music labels and I didn’t speak up because I...
[ABA Site-tation] How Lawyers Use Technology - The Combined Volumes I-VI and Executive Summary of the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report
Body: Where do lawyers use tablets and e-book readers? What factors (trade shows, consultants, etc.) most influence their technology purchases? Which tools and techniques are most often used to process eDiscovery requests? Why are some lawyers "in the cloud" while others hesitate? How many attorneys begin their legal research with free online resources? What kinds of apps are lawyers downloading to their smartphones? The ABA 2011 Legal Technology Survey Report answers these questions and much,...
[Law Practice Advisor] Good Lookin’ Out(look): 5 Microsoft Email Management Tips (A Part One)
In April, even before the glorious summer that we currently have the privilege of living under had commenced, I was asked to speak on the topic of ‘maximizing Microsoft Outlook and Word’, or so I labeled my presentation at that time. I, of course, promoted Ben Schorr’s books on the topics, topic 1 and topic 2. But, short of schilling product for which I receive no royalties, I was delighted to be asked to talk, by the Women Lawyers Network of greater Needham. If you’re a woman and a lawyer and...
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Marsha Garrison of Action Bonding & Insurance Services
We have had calls from two Ontario lawyers in the last week who have been contacted by the purported Marsha Garrison of Action Bonding & Insurance Services regarding what seems to be a debt collection scam. The fraudster claims there is a debt owing by Cormana Video, Inc. a Toronto business. When one lawyer’s firm sent a demand letter they received a cheque for just under $250,000 from an account purportedly belonging to an outfit known as Intermerica Corporation which advised...
[Avoid a Claim] Arrest made in bad-cheque scam against U.S. law firms
As followers of AvoidAClaim will know, we’ve seen a huge increase in the amount of fraud attempts against lawyers involving bad cheques. Mainly these are done by email (though sometimes its a phone call, letter, or even a visit in person) and no doubt by now everyone will be familiar by now with the scenarios: an attempt to collect on a collaborative family law settlement, a commercial debt owing, or an employee injury settlement. The aim is always the same: to get a lawyer to run...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Arrest Made in U.S. Bad-Cheque Fraud Scam Against Law Firms
At practicePRO we’ve seen a huge increase in the amount of fraud attempts against lawyers involving bad cheques. Mainly these are done by email (though sometimes its a phone call, letter, or even a visit in person) and no doubt all lawyers reading this will be familiar by now with the scenarios: an attempt to collect on a collaborative family law settlement, a commercial debt owing, or an employee injury settlement. The aim is always the same: to get a lawyer to run a counterfeit cheque...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law School Debt Crisis
With an economy stuck in neutral, student loan debt continues to weigh down recent law school graduates. Some are working, but can’t afford to pay rent, buy groceries, and make student loan payments. Others are struggling to get a solo practice off the ground. Meanwhile, student loan collectors call relentlessly – in some cases daily. Where [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Friend is Now a Verb: Judicial Ethics and the New Social Media
I did not get to hear my friend, Judge Herbert M. Dixon, Jr., give the keynote address at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting session titled “‘Friend is Now a Verb: Judicial Ethics and the New Social Media,” which was...
[Avoid a Claim] BP Global Oil scam by Alice Wood claiming a Canadian Bar Association reference
The Ontario Bar Association has notified us that at least one lawyer in Quebec has been contacted by fraudsters claiming to be representing BP Global Oil and looking to retain them for legal services. The email claims that the lawyer’s contact information obtained through the CBA. In 2009 the OBA sent a warning to lawyers about this scam, which can be viewed here. Here is the email: De : Alice Wood [mailto:alicewood48@ymail.com] Envoyé : 22 juillet 2011 16:22 À : Lawyer Name Objet...
[Law Practice Advisor] Hashtag, You’re It! How to Filter and Archive Twitter Posts by the #
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip lists some free services for compiling hashtagged Twitter posts. Read the Tip here.