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] Commercial debt collection scam by Martin Knott of TEC Electrical Motor Ltd
Three Ontario lawyers notified us that they have received an email from the purported Martin Knott of TEC Electrical Motor Ltd 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: TEC Electric Motor Ltd [] Sent: August-13-12 4:48 AM Subject: Dear Counsel Dear Counsel I want to know if...
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – September 14th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of September 14th: Apple announced the new iPhone 5, and Engadget details the differences from the previous iPhone 4S. Also announced: new iPods, a new connector type, and new headphones. How-to Geek shared tips on quickly launching programs on Windows and a method for determining who logged into a computer and when. Ellen Freedman warned about a new round of scams. David Pogue gave Google Glass a try....
[Law Practice Advisor] Foundations for a New Practice; BBA + LOMAP Present CLE Series
It’s that time of the season again: the new association year begins for the bars; the denizens of LOMAP arise from a summer-long slumber/reverse hibernation; and, when everybody else decides, reluctantly, ‘well, yeah, I guess we have to start working again, too’ . . . worst time of the year, by far.  The death of summer is always super depressing.  I come close to not wanting to listen to Brad Paisley anymore, but still wear sandals through November, as a form of silent protest --...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Malware May Be Preinstalled On Your Computer
“For years, users have been blamed when malware infects their computers and repeatedly warned not to open attachments from unknown email senders or download software from dubious sources.  But a major manufacturer now says that malware sometimes is already preinstalled when purchasers first open the packaging of their new computers.” Holy smokes!  This comes from a [...]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Learning the Ropes 2012
Are you new to private practice? Then I have just the ticket for you! Attend our three day conference – Learning the Ropes: A Practical Skills & Ethics Workshop – for a mere $65.  Attendance at the full program satisfies the MCLE requirements for new admittees’ first reporting period. Choose from these concurrent sessions: Creating [...]
[Avoid a Claim] TitlePLUS department’s new Social Media initiatives
The TitlePLUS department recently launched a new Facebook page “TitlePLUS Home Buying Guide – Canada.” The page helps educate home buyers on the home buying and mortgaging processes. With checklists, tools and resources, the page will be a one-stop shop for people looking for useful information on not only home buying and ownership, but also home maintenance, refinancing and even decorating tips. With links to its popular “Locate a Lawyer” feature and articles promoting the role of...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Comparing Scanned Documents: Tips and Wo
Comparing Scanned Documents: Tips and Workarounds from @acrolaw #acrobat #paperlessoffice #PDF
[Law Technology Today] Second Edition of “iPad in One Hour for Lawyers” Released
Many thanks to Sharon Nelson for penning this week’s guest post. Sharon is the President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc., a computer forensics and legal technology firm in Fairfax, Virginia.  She has authored many books published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section, most recently, Locked Down: Information Security for Lawyers. Sharon blogs at “Ride the Lightning.” It seems like only yesterday that Tom Mighell, whom I’m happy to call my friend, released iPad in One Hour for Lawyers. The book...
[Avoid a Claim] Divorce settlement agreement scam by Michelle Seung
Lawyers in Ontario and Utah have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Michelle Seung with regards to a to a collaborative family law 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: [] Sent: September 13, 2012 8:11 AM...
[Law Technology Today] Smart Tech for Small Firms
Solo and small sized law firms must take a strategic approach to ensure they buy the right technology for their practice. When compared to larger law firms, solo and small firms have limited time and resources, so it’s crucial they find the sweet spot when selecting essential hardware and software. In the upcoming CLE program from the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM), Buying Smart: Technology for Solos and Small Firms you will get expert advice on how to make ethical, smart, and budget...