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] It’s a Dangerous Computing World
Are computers and other devices arriving infected right out of the box? Unbelievable? Read on. Jennifer Ellis’ recent blog post entitled “Does Your New Computer Have Malware On It Before You Even Turn It On?” is yet another in a continuing stream of scary computing news.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by James Gilliard
In recent days two Ontario lawyers have informed us that they have been contacted by a James Gilliard of South Carolina looking to collect on a local commercial debt. The emails are similar to fraud attempts we have seen under the names Mark Lawson, Mark Ludic and Ma Li Ni. One of the lawyers also received cheques from an American bank to “repay” the debt even before any demand letter had been sent. Here is an example of the message that gets sent if a lawyer resonds to the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Understanding Track Changes in Word 2010
I’ve blogged before about Microsoft Word Tips and Tricks and described how to strip out coding when converting a document from Word to WordPerfect. Now that I’ve worked with Office 2010 for a while, it seemed like high time to revisit the subject of tracked changes. If you’re a Word 2007 user, don’t despair. See this post on JD [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Email Management Tip
♬ Who would have guessed That it’s as simple as it seems…♬ Lyrics and Music by: Katy Perry, Glen Ballard, and Arnold Matthiew, recorded by Katy Perry and Glen Ballard. Email is the bane of most lawyers and law offices. It has become a real problem handling the volume of incoming emails. Fortunately there are three tools that can help tame the email beast provided that you are using Microsoft Outlook as your email client. These are “SimplyFile”, “EZDetach” and “Adobe Acrobat...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Second Set of Proposed Regulations Under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
The July 9 issue of the Canada Gazette was published and it includes the second set of proposed regulations under Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL). These are the Governor in Council regulations from Industry Canada, not to be confused with the CRTC regulations that were pre-published last week for consultation. You can read the pre-publication in the Gazette here: The consultation period for these proposed regulations is 60 days.
[Compujurist] Are there Alternatives to Dropbox?
Dropbox has quickly become a widely used product and service with a good reputation at least up until recently. In the last few months, Dropox has made a number of misstatements and gaffes regarding who has access to your data and to what extent that Dropbox could make of it. From a lawyers perspective, Dropbox should not be used for confidential or other sensitive data unless it's been encrypted prior to uploading to your Dropbox account.
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law scam by Sandra Natsuko
To round off one of the busiest weeks of fraud notifications we’ve had, here is yet another collaborative family law scam: this time from Sandra Natsuko. She joins Christiana Andreasson, Yoshiko Kannon, Kanako Yuji and Eiko Akaba as new names we’ve seen this week. Are we seeing more names because the fraudsters realize their frauds are now only a Google search away from being discovered, and they need to come up with new monikers more quickly? Here is the message: Date: Thu,...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement fraud by Graham Jackie Lynn
An Ontario lawyer reported to LAWPRO that they received the message reproduced below from someone purporting to be Graham Jackie Lynn. This is the same employee injury settlement scam attempted in the past under the names Sullivan Terry, Karen Clark, Michael Park and Gary Triestman. The message received was as follows: From: Graham jackie lynn grahamj.iynn@gmail.com Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2011 12:14 PM Subject: Dear Counsel… Dear Counsel, I am seeking legal representation from...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative law agreement scan by Christina Andreasson
An Ontario lawyer advised us that she has had extensive correspondence with a collaborative law agreement fraudster going by the name Christina Andreasson. The name is new, but the fraud is similar to those used in previous fraud attempts we have seen by: Zaira Hoshiko, Adrian Benavides, Anita Bell, Kathy Cheung, Peggy Higashi, Beverly Kawashima, and others. A full list is here. Here is a partial transcript of the correspondence and the documentation provided by the fraudster. What is...
[SC Small Firm] Electronics Disposal
Effective July 1, 2011, the South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Equipment Collection and Recovery Act, S.C. Code Ann. §§48-60-05 – 48-60-150, bans televisions, computers, computer monitors and printers from the solid waste system. To look for recycling options in your area, visit the E-cycle website here . Don’t forget to sanitize your computers, smartphones, copiers and other devices before you recycle them.