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] Collaborative Law Agreement fraud scam by Alice Goldbery
An Ontario lawyer advised us today that he has received an initial contact email message based on the collaborative law agreement scam where the fraudster is using the name Alice Goldbery. Other names attached to this fraud lately include Dennis Luo Nicholas , Adrian Benavides, Anita Bell and Gloria Lee. Over the last several months, hundreds of lawyers from across North American have reported to us that they received various versions of these messages. The reports to us are the tip of...
[Reid My Blog] More iPad and iPhone Apps for Lawyers
Josh Barrett , Jeff Richardson, and I will present 60 iPhone/iPad Apps for Lawyers at the 2011 ABA TECHSHOW in April. I recently highlighted several translation apps, but I am blown away by the 8-part series Josh is blogging on his blog, TabletLegal. He covers the following types of iPad apps: File Storage and Access Writing Calculator PDF Annotation Presentations Microsoft Word and Excel Compatibility File Management and Use Remote Desktop Connection Hats off to Josh for a valuable series of...
[Law Practice Advisor] Local Yoke I: Be Present in Local Search
Last week's Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. Last week's Tip, the first in a three-part series on local marketing tactics, shows you how to get found in local search results. Read the Tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative law agreement scam by Rika Takahashi/Rita Takahashi
Through December and early February several lawyers have reported receiving the below message from the purported Rika Takahashi. As of late March, a different message is being sent using Takahashi’s name – see below. And you can click here to view a transcript of a conversation between a California lawyer and the fraudster. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement fraud by Karen Clark, Michael Park or Gary Triestman
Over the last several months we have seen this fraud a few times, and several times in the last 2 days. It is a simple bad cheque fraud (see this post for an explanation of how this type of fraud works) and involves the supposed payment of a settlement due to an injury at work from an employer to employee. Versions have come from people purporting to be Karen L. Clark, Gary Triestman (g.triestmansr@hotmail.com) or Michael Park (juispark@yahoo.co.jp). The text of the initial contact...
[ABA Site-tation] Welcome MyCase to ABA TechEZ
Body: We're excited to announce a new addition to the ABA TechEZ program: MyCase! MyCase combines legal practice management functionality with social networking-style communication. This allows lawyers to take advantage of traditional, practical case management tools like calendaring, contacts, and document management, while simultaneously providing their clients with 24/7 access to the important details of their case or matter. Because MyCase is cloud-based, you have the flexibility to...
[PMATips] Speaker Resources re: Cyber Bullying & Other High Tech Crimes – 03/29/11
 Have you ever been asked to give a presentation on the topic of bullying or needed a resource to provide to teachers, parents, and middle or high school students on this subject? Thomas M. Cooley Law School Professor, Patrick Corbett, has created a set of resources entitled “Cyber Bullying and other High Tech Crimes Involving Michigan Kids.” Professor Corbett’s hypotheticals may be useful to Michigan attorneys as well as attorneys in other jurisdictions. The material includes nine You Tube...

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[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Forecast is for More Clouds. We Hope that Not all Fade like Drop.io.
As readers of my blog know, I love Dropbox. It is growing in popularity, as it makes many, if not most, lists of "must have" apps for iPad. I do mourn the loss of Drop.io. It was a fine place...
[ABA Site-tation] Secure Client Connections with Subscription VPN
Body: Although Wireless Networking, commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is universally available (almost!) it isn’t universally secure. News stories, both national and international, reveal the extent and consequences of insecure Wi-Fi connections. Reports of Google’s unauthorized collection of data transmitted over unsecured Wi-Fi networks in 30 countries while collecting data for Google Maps raised eyebrows around the world.  Closer to home, a feud between neighbors became a federal case when it...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Credit Card Processing: LawPay is In, Beacon is Out
Accepting credit cards is a painless way to improve collection of your accounts receivable. Unfortunately, many lawyers shy away from setting up a merchant account. Why? Cost – first and foremost. Some Oregon banks are charging as much as 5% per transaction to process credit cards. (Do the math! This translates to a $50 bank fee [...]