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] Law Society Q&A on the Personal Security Package
All too frequently LAWPRO sees instances where lawyers have shared their Teraview PSPs with staff members. The following post provides guidance on the safe and ethical use of PSPs. The content comes from the Law Society’s Electronic Registration Q&As. What is a Personal Security Package? Each person in a law firm using electronic registration (“the user”) is required to obtain a Personal Security Package (PSP) from Teranet. The PSP consists of a personalized,...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Vanessa Adone
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Vanessa Adone with regards to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the initial email: From: vanessa adone abele Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 6:10 AM Subject: lawyer needed To: Goodday. My name is...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of licensing agreement scam by David Honghui of China Resources Machinery
A lawyer in Ontario and one in New York have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported David Honghui of China Resources Machinery with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of a license agreement. It is nearly identical to scams under the names David Yamaguchi and Dan Nagasakii. This is another bad cheque fraud in which the ‘customer’ accused of breaching the lease agreement will no doubt also quickly send a (counterfeit) cheque for damages to the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Solving Disputes Using the Web – ODR
♬  And you just gotta move on, Because it’s all, Lessons learned…♬ Music and lyrics by Wendell Mobley, recorded by Carrie Underwood.   Most lawyers are as yet unaware of the growing discipline known as Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). ODR taps into technology (principally the communication abilities of the Internet) to help resolve disputes between parties. While it is seen as the online equivalent of ADR, it really is much much more. ODR was born by the combination of ADR and...
[Compujurist] Keep Your ISP Honest and other Free and Useful Websites and Utilities
Everyone likes useful websites and tools and we like free and open source tools that work even better. However, many websites and utilities that claim to be helpful are actually full of malware, viruses, rootkits and other little computer nasty's that will make your computer life a living hell. So how do you know what tools and websites are safe? Turn to trusted resources...
[SC Small Firm] The New iPad
The new iPad. Is it worth trading up? On Friday, the new iPad came out sporting a retina display, iSight camera, HD video recording and viewing, and 4G LTE support. Many lawyers are wondering whether the improvements in this latest version of the iPad make it worth shelling out the cash to upgrade. Tom Mighell gives a great review of the new iPad’s features and advice on whether upgrading is worth it for you on his blog iPad 4 Lawyers. You can also check out one lawyer’s review of the new...
[Avoid a Claim] What is a claims-made-and-reported policy?
The following is a sidebar to the article ‘Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Insurance Implications of Lawyer Transfers and Practice Structures’, which appeared in the January 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. Not all insurance policies work the same way. One factor that differs is how a policy that is renewed annually “matches” claims to policy years. A policy that matches claims to the policy in force when the facts giving rise to the claim occurred is sometimes called an “...
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Toru Hashimoto
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that they’ve received two emails from the purported Toru Hashimoto looking to retain them with regards to a collection matter. The introductory email would seem to be a setup for a scam similar to other debt collection frauds 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 load frauds. Here is the initial email: From: Tushar Meher To:...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Rebecca Schneider
Four Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Rebecca Schneider with regards to a collaborative family law agreement dispute. This is a fraud we have seen before under several other names and similar scenarios. For details on how this fraud works and a full list of names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. This is the same name (with different email address) that we’ve also seen recently attached to a business loan fraud. Here is the...
[Avoid a Claim] How to remotely access your Teraview Account
The following appeared in a March 2012 Law Society of Upper Canada e-Bulletin and also appears in the Q&As on the Law Society’s website. Remote Access to Your Teraview Account I practice real estate. I have a transaction closing at the end of the week, but I am scheduled to be out of the office on that day. Although I have signed the documents for completeness, I am concerned that changes might be made to the documents on the closing date requiring me to re-sign them. I am told...