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

[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...
[Reid My Blog] Q & A: 60 iPhone and iPad Apps for Lawyers
Yesterday I participated in an ALI-ABA webinar 60 IPhone/iPad Apps for Lawyers in 60 Minutes with Jeff Richardson, Josh Barrett, and Tom Mighell, and sponsored by the ABA Law Practice Management Section.  The webinar was an update of a session we presented at TECHSHOW and attracted over 150 on-line attendees. Those attendees had some great questions, many of which we didn't have time to answer in the time allowed. So, we agreed to post them on our blogs for everyone--including you--to see. I...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Steven Bessant
Lawyers in Ontario and the US have received an email from Steven Bessant indicating that he needs a lawyer to handle a commercial collection matter. This is similar to other commercial debt collection scams we have seen. The full list of names attached to this fraud can be found on our Confirmed Fraud page. For more details of how the fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the email: From: Steven Bessant bstev14@gmail.com Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:44 AM Subject: Law Suit I...
[The Last Word] Looking for an Inmate?
Aren’t we all? Seriously, though, the Alabama Department of Corrections’ Inmate Search allows you to view the location and scheduled release information for inmates currently incarcerated by the State of Alabama. The information in the database is updated once a week, generally on Friday morning. Inmates sentenced as Youthful Offenders are not included in this [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by William Yee of Anatech Construction
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us in July of receiving commercial debt collection scam emails from William Yee. For a full list of other names associated with this fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For a description of how the fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the email: From: WILLIAM YEE zurich@w2c18425b.homepage.t-online.de Subject: Assist Me Lawyer To: Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 3:54 PM Dear Lawyer, I am looking for a lawyer/Law Firm that can assist me in...
[ABA Site-tation] SCOTIS hosted CLE at ABA Annual
Body: The Standing Committee on Technology and Information Systems will sponsor the following CLE at the ABA Annual Meeting in Toronto, August 2011:   eAttorney, MiAttorney: How Technology Has Changed Communication and Collaboration With Clients Friday, August 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Room 716B, 700 Level, South BuildingWhether by iPad, Facebook or JDSupra, advancing technology is rapidly affecting the attorney/client relationship. What will the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial loan collection scam by Christine Gilbert
An Ontario lawyer has advised us of a commercial debt collectin fraud by Christine Gilbert. For a full list of similar frauds see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For a description of how this type of scam works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the message; From: Christine Gilbert christinegilbert26@yahoo.com Sent: July 27, 2011 5:17 AM To: stint@bashllp.com Subject: BREACH Hello Counsel, Please get back to me if your firm is in a position to litigate the issue of a $380,000 breach of loan...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Robert Parkinson of Mechan Controls PLC
An Ontario lawyer has informed us that he has been contacted by a Robert Parkinson of Mechan Controls PLC, looking to retain his firm for unspecified litigation matters. The email is similar to other business loan and commercial debt collection fraud attempts we have seen, such as one by Albert Liu, wherein the fraudster uses the name and publically available information of a real company but with fake contact information that will direct you to the fraudster. There is a real Mechan...