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 debt collection scam by James West of Brunel Medical Services
Three U.S. lawyers notified us of an email from the purported James West of Brunel Medical Services with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. The wording of this fraud is nearly identical to another scam using the name Grenham Donal Falley. 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 response received when lawyers reply to the initial enquiry: From: James West Date...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Unusually Excellent: The Essentials of Being Authentic
♬ This is real, this is me I’m exactly where I’m suppose to be, now Gonna let the light, shine on me Now I’ve found, who I am There’s no way to hold it in No more hiding who I want to be This is me…♬ Lyrics and music by: Andy Dodd and Adam Watts, recorded by Demi Lovato. This is a guest post from Beth Flynn’s Leadership Moments newsletter at the OSU Leadership Center. It continues the dialogue in the area that I believe is so important for lawyers today:...
[PA Law Practice Management] Bad Online Reviews About Lawyers or Law Firms
When I wear my hat as Law Practice Management Coordinator of the PA Bar Association, I get a call at least every couple of weeks from a distraught attorney who has had a negative comment posted on their Facebook page, in a blog comment, or on some other site.  From the attorney’s perspective, it’s a painful experience, because it reflects on their reputation, and that’s what they spend a career building.  “What should I do?  What can I do?”  These are the questions...
[PA Law Practice Management] Big Government Takes Giant Step to Help the Little People
I don’t do collection law.  In fact, I’m not even a lawyer.  But an alert on the PA Bar Association‘s Solo & Small Firm Listserv about a news article of interest for collection law attorneys caught my eye.  The Reuters article, “US regulators penalize debt collector for deception” announced that Asset Acceptance LLC, a major U.S. buyer of consumer debt, agreed to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty to settle charges that it used deceptive collection practices. ...
[ABA Site-tation] Lost Your Smartphone? Time to Remote Wipe
Body: If you're going to use a Smartphone, having the ability to remotely wipe it is essential. With remote wiping, if your device goes missing--whether via theft or simply by losing it--you can quickly take steps to erase all data from that device. Remote wiping requires that the device be connected to the service provider's network, so it's important to do the remote wipe immediately after you realize you've lost your device. If you're working in an enterprise environment where email...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Sorting Out Social Media
Later this year I will be submitting an article for the Oregon State Bar Bulletin entitled “Sorting Out Social Media: Tools & Etiquette.”  For those of you who can’t wait, here is a sneak preview: Sorting Out Social Media: Tools & Etiquette If you are blogging, tweeting, or posting status updates to build your brand and [...]
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Managing Legacy Data – The Skeletons in the ESI Closet
  ♬ Skeleton we have been friends for years … And you, you’ve got me standing in an awkward position With unwanted attention and a need for explanation…♬ Lyrics and music by Katie Nash & Alejandro Tovar, recorded by Katie Nash. This a guest post by Sharon Nelson, Esq and John Simek.  Along with the fact that Sharon and John are very good friends, Sharon is also a fellow past-Chair of ABA TECHSHOW.  Sharon and John are life-partners as well as business...
[ABA Site-tation] ABA TECHSHOW 2012 is Just Around the Corner
Body: It's almost time for this year's ABA TECHSHOW. TECHSHOW is a great opportunity to catch up on the latest advances in technology. Knowing what's available and how to utilize it properly can help make your practice more secure and more efficient. This year's lineup includes 13 educational tracks on a wide range of topics. As an example, here are the sessions included in this year's Litigation track: Preparing to Litigate: The Latest Smart Litigation Management ToolsLawyers and their...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Et tu, Google?
One of the most significant items in technology news so far this year is Google's significant changes to its privacy policy. Google will now combine all of your data from all Google services together and users won't be able to...
[PA Law Practice Management] Thrilled to be Returning to Speak to Drexel’s Law Students
Last year I had the pleasure of being invited to present “Best Practices for Financial and Procedural Management” to Drexel‘s law students.  I am thrilled to report that the evaluations and comments from the students were so glowing that I have been invited back for an encore this year.  My presentation will be on Monday, February 20, 2012, from 5:20 to 7:20 pm.  There’s no sugar-coating on the concepts and doses of reality included in this presentation.  But at least...