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] Collaborative Law Agreement Scam by Kazuo Miyoko
We had seen several messages in recent months from Kazuo Miyoko that were similar to other recent collaborative law agreement scams we’ve made lawyers aware of. For the full list of these kinds of scams see our Confirmed Fraud page. As in others, the initial contact message suggests a payment is owed further to a collaborative law agreement. These fraudsters will actively respond to communications, sign retainer agreements (but not pay retainers as promised), provided identity...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Speak up for IOLTA – Tell U.S. Bank What You Think
Like its sister programs around the country, the Oregon Law Foundation (OLF) uses interest earned on IOLTA accounts to fund programs that provide civil legal services to people of lesser means. Since 1989, the OLF has awarded over $17,000,000 for charitable, law-related purposes. This mission is now in jeopardy. U.S. Bank holds more IOLTA accounts in Oregon than any other [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] In the Spotlight: Turn Your Cursor Into a Highlighter
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip offers tools for improving your cursor’s visibility within web presentations. Read the Tip here.
[ABA Site-tation] Upcoming TechEZ Training Sessions
Body: Brush up on your tech skills and learn about the latest tools at our ABA TechEZ Training Tuesdays sessions. These weekly live events usually take 15 minutes or less and focus on specific, practical tech topics that you can put to good use. Training Tuesdays is a free benefit for ABA members. Here are some of the upcoming TechEZ topics: Creating Business Pages in Facebook (August 2nd)Add to your law firm's web presence by creating a Facebook page. Facebook pages provide an opportunity...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Lau Andy of Calan Worldwide Ltd
We have been alerted to another commercial debt collection fraud that, like the William Yee and Robert Parkinson scams, uses fake contact information mixed with the details of legitimate company websites. In this case the name is Andy Lau of Calan Worldwide. For a full list of other names attached to this kind of fraud (not all use legit companies as cover) see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For details on how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the email: From: Calan Worldwide...
[ABA Site-tation] New Videos in the TechEZ Library
Body: The ABA TechEZ training library continues to grow, with three new Google-related videos going online today. This brings the total number of videos to more than 50, all free for ABA members. TechEZ videos are brief (usually 15 minutes or less) and focus on a specific technology or tool that can help your practice or organization. The latest videos: Introduction to Google AppsThere's more to Google than search engines and Android. Learn the basics of Google Apps, with a focus on the...
[ABA Site-tation] Lawyers and the Information Superhighway
Body: While most lawyers describe their primary workplace as traditional office space, statistics in Volume 5 (Online Research) and Volume 6 (Mobile Computing) of the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report reveal that few hesitate to utilize the information superhighway from any location. The ABA Book Briefs post Tablets, Twitter, Tethering, and Tradition discusses how lawyers use the latest technology to perform traditional tasks. Category: Technology News Published: 7/28/2011 3:13 PM
[ABA Site-tation] Courting Disaster: Tools to Help You Create a Disaster Plan Now
Body: The ABA’s Special Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness is pleased to provide an educational program on Saturday, August 6, 2011 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada. The program is open to all ABA attendees as well as any interested attorneys and administrators from Toronto’s legal community. A disaster plan is a crucial tool for your law practice, as illustrated in this video prepared by the Special Committee.   Many smaller law firms and solo...
[The Last Word] Is This For Real? Get Help Finding Out.
The email messages roll in almost every day, and I’ve gotten so used to them that I delete most of them without even thinking about it. Sometimes they are from a woman seeking help in collecting funds from an ex-husband who conveniently resides in my “jurisdiction” (never my actual city or county) under the terms [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Hing Yee
We first saw this name in April, but in the last week of July three more lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from Hing Yee with regards to a commercial 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 message, along with supporting documentation sent by the fraudster: From: Hing Yee info@uniind.com Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 7:15 PM To...