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] Commercial litigation retainer scam by Ma Li Ni
Several Ontario lawyers have received emails requests to retain their services in a commercial litigation matter from the purported Ma Li Ni. This appears to be a similar debt collection fraud to those we have seen under the names Anita Khan, Adam Tudore or Gregory Sean Knight. For a full description of how this types of fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. The message appears below: From: MA LI NI malini@servicescopeshop.com Sent: 07/06/2011 05:50 PM ZE2 To: Lawyer Name Subject: legal...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Your Future as a Lawyer
Thinking about your future can bring forth many emotions, especially if the future looks challenging and uncertain. That's why it may be easy for time-challenged lawyers to avoid the exercise. If you are going to retire in the next few...
[Law Practice Advisor] Firm Offer(ing): LexisNexis Cloud-Based Practice Management Suite Arrives
Summertime has brought the sunshine back to New England, at least most days. And, with forthcoming beach trips in the offing, I’m feeling pretty good about listening to some Brad Paisley, in the Jeep, while rolling down some curving ocean and marsh roads, and being buffeted by the breeze. I can’t say that I feel the same way about the weekdays, as the work at LOMAP goes on and on--because we’re not Europeans, and because people continue, almost inexplicably, to open law practices, instead of...
[PA Law Practice Management] Apple iPhone 5 – New or REALLY New?
Sure it’s new, but is there really anything new about it? A recent article in C-Net News reported that Apple placed an order with Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology for 15 million iPhone5 units, slated to start shipping in September. The real question is what, if any, upgrades will this new unit provide?  Analysts are divided as to whether this will be a relatively minor upgrade, or include major innovations. You’d think, if there were any major innovations in the works...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Consumer Reports Magazine Archives Public Today!
When it comes to purchasing things, I research things to death. One of my favourite resources is Consumer Reports magazine. It provides independent information, advice and reviews on just about any and every product or service you can purchase (televisions, cameras, cell phones, small and large appliances, cars, food products, hotels etc.). The articles review the features you should know about in so far as selecting between different models and they have helpful charts that rate and compare...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Adobe SendNow – Even Better!
In January, I did a side-by-side comparison of YouSendIt and SendNow, the new online file sharing service from Adobe. When SendNow was initially launched, it did not support personal branding or all file types (a potential deal-breaker). In recent months, both features have been added, making it a much stronger contender. Other changes? SendNow now supports [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Eiko Akaba
An Ontario lawyer advised us today that she has received an initial contact email message based on this scam where the fraudster is using a name we have not seen before: Eiko Akaba. The initial contact message suggests a payment is owed further to a collaborative law agreement and it is identical 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. Over the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Dropbox Privacy Policy Changes (Again)
In an e-mail blast received over the holiday weekend, Dropbox announced another change in its Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Security Overview. The reason for these changes? To make Dropbox “… policies easier to read and understand” and to “…better reflect product improvements.” More specifically, Dropbox has posted the following on its blog: 1.) [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Funds transfer scam by Abu Bakar Bin Saud
Within the last 5 days three Ontario lawyers have reported to LAWPRO that they received an initial contact email message from someone purporting to be Abu Bakar Bin Saud. These messages request help with respect to the overseas transfer of the proceeds of a real estate deal. Interesting to note that one of the banks mentioned in the message – Washington Mutual – went bankrupt during the recent sub-prime mortgage crisis. The two versions of the initial contact message are...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Are You Covered for Legal Work Involving Foreign Law or Lawyers?
Lawyers and their clients are more mobile than ever before. With the Internet, easy international travel and a global economy, relationships and business transactions – and legal matters and disputes – frequently cross international borders. Handling matters that involve foreign law can increase the risk that you will face a malpractice claim, and can have important malpractice insurance implications that you should keep in mind. This article highlights activities and situations involving...