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

[Law Practice Advisor] Doubling Down: More on Two-Factor Authentication
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. In this week’s tip, we’re talking about Dropbox’s adoption of two-factor authentication in the wake of its latest security blip. Read the Tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection fraud by David Buxbaum
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported David Buxbaum looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: Mr. David Buxbaum Esq. To: lawyer email Sent: Tue, September 4, 2012 8:30:55...
[Law Technology Today] Ten Highlights from the 2012 Legal Technology Survey Report
Technology is the motor that keeps the modern law firm running. Applied carefully, technology can make a firm run more efficiently and effectively, allowing the talent and legal expertise of the firm’s lawyers to shine. In a competitive market, however, poorly implemented or missing technology can bring a firm to a standstill. The challenge with technology is striking the right balance between cost, utility and innovation. Firms that invest in the latest and greatest are often disappointed by...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Real Estate Matters Top List of Legal Malpractice Claims in New ABA Survey
Real estate, personal injury-plaintiff and family law are the top three areas in the "Profile of Legal Malpractice Claims: 2008-2011," released today by the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability. It is the first time that insurers reported a higher percentage of claims involving real estate than any other area of law in this survey, first conducted in 1985. In all five previous versions of the survey dating to 1985, personal injury-plaintiff matters were No. 1...
[Law Technology Today] The Case for an Empty Inbox
Excerpted and adapted from The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2010 by Ben M. Schorr, now available from LPM Publishing. The book is also available as an e-book for Apple devices on the iBookstore. Outlook, for most people, is all about e-mail, so I thought it best that we start our explorations right there. The chances are excellent that you receive a considerable volume of e-mail each day and you’re faced with having to decide what’s valuable and what’s not. Right along with that...
[Law Technology Today] iPad – Tech Tool for Trial
Back by popular demand, the cutting-edge CLE program iPad for Litigators is returning to show you how to use the iPad as a powerful litigation tool. This program will teach you how to use the iPad for conducting research, depositions, selecting juries, presenting evidence and more. Attend the upcoming program, iPad for Litigators by the ABA Law Practice Management Section (LPM) on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, and stay up-to-date on the most useful and convenient technology tool at trial. This...
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Catherine Schweitzer
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Catherine Schweitzer looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind we have seen. For a full description of how this fraud works and to see other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page that deals with business loan frauds. Here is the email: From: CATHERINE SCHWEITER [mailto:catherineschweitzer77@gmail.com] Sent:...
[Law Practice Matters] It’s Time to Sell Your iPhone
Sell my iPhone? What?! You can pry it from my cold dead hands, to paraphrase Moses Charlton Heston. Apple has announced a special event for September 12, 2012, widely believed to be an announcement of the new iPhone 5 (or just plain new iPhone, as they seem more likely to call it). Most Apple events result in a flurry excitement from Mac geeks like myself, but this one has particular oomph because the new iPhone is rumored to be the last product that Moses Steve Jobs personally worked on. So,...
[Law Technology Today] Millions of Apple UDIDs Reportedly Stolen
Reports are circulating today that the hacktivist group Antisec has obtained more than 12 million Apple UDIDs by compromising an FBI-owned laptop.  UDIDs are unique identifiers embedded in each Apple device, including iPhones and iPads. As proof of their claim, the group released a file containing 1,000,000 UDIDs.  The group claims that the full data set includes not just UDIDs but information that would typically be associated with the devices, such as names, addresses, cell phone numbers, and...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam by Kenji Ohwa of Daiwa Shuppan Publishing Inc
A lawyer in Ontario and one in Texas have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Kenji Ohwa of Daiwa Shuppan Publishing Inc with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP agreement. Here is the initial email. From: kenwaho01@gmail.com To: lawyer email Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 08:16:08 -0700 Subject: Legal Matter We are a large media publisher company here in Japan and we have a breach of intellectual property agreement matter in your...