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

[PA Law Practice Management] Outline Numbering in Word
Me and my partner, Jennifer Ellis, just returned from presenting numerous seminars at The Paralegal Institute and The Law Practice Management and Development Institute, both of which were held at the beautiful Lancaster Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. I presented, among others, a session on Word for Paralegals, and Word for Attorneys, respectively, at each institute. I ran into a frustrating and embarassing problem when demonstrating Outline Numbering in Word. I promised those who...
[ABA Site-tation] Friday PMA Blog Roundup - 08/05/11
Body: If you haven't been following the law practice management advisor blogs, you've missed a lot of great tips, guides and news. Here are some highlights from the last few weeks: Jim Calloway wrote about various ways to use checklists to help manage your practice. Reid Trautz blogged about planning for the 2012 ABA TECHSHOW and posted a Q&A from a recent webinar on iPhone/iPad apps for lawyers. On the Massachusetts LOMAP blog, Jared Correia shared tips on enhancing your out-of-office...
[Law Practice Advisor] Scrible: What Evernote is Evernot
People love Evernote, people, like Jay Fleischman and Erik Mazzone. You probably figure if Erik Mazzone uses Evernote, you should, too. That may be true. But, there’s another option: Scrible. There are two primary areas in which Evernote and Scrible differ—one is a huge advantage for Evernote, and the other is, perhaps, just as huge an advantage for Scrible. First, plainly, Scrible’s blog has nothing on Evernote’s blog. But, Scrible’s still in beta. It’s just a baby. Give it time. My sense is...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Kim Yong
Three Ontario lawyers have informed us they have received emails that look like the collaborative family law agreement scam we’ve seen many times, but with a new name: Kim Yong. For the full list of the names attached to this scam 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...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Online Webcam Notarization: Illegal and Invalid in Oregon
From the Oregon Secretary of State: A private company claims to have the first online notarization website and has false claims concerning a new online notarization service. The web-based platform purports to allow a person to submit copies of identification over the Internet and to use a webcam in lieu of a personal appearance in [...]
[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...