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 Tips Blog] Friend is Now a Verb: Judicial Ethics and the New Social Media
I did not get to hear my friend, Judge Herbert M. Dixon, Jr., give the keynote address at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting session titled “‘Friend is Now a Verb: Judicial Ethics and the New Social Media,” which was...
[Avoid a Claim] BP Global Oil scam by Alice Wood claiming a Canadian Bar Association reference
The Ontario Bar Association has notified us that at least one lawyer in Quebec has been contacted by fraudsters claiming to be representing BP Global Oil and looking to retain them for legal services. The email claims that the lawyer’s contact information obtained through the CBA. In 2009 the OBA sent a warning to lawyers about this scam, which can be viewed here. Here is the email: De : Alice Wood [mailto:alicewood48@ymail.com] Envoyé : 22 juillet 2011 16:22 À : Lawyer Name Objet...
[Law Practice Advisor] Hashtag, You’re It! How to Filter and Archive Twitter Posts by the #
This week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip lists some free services for compiling hashtagged Twitter posts. Read the Tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Fred Williams of GSX Technology Solutions
An Ontario lawyer has notified us that he was contacted by a fraudster purporting to be Fred Williams of GSX Technology Solutinons, looking to retain him for the purposes of collecting on a commericial loan. A series of emails were then exchanged, culminating in a fake cheque arriving at the law firm. This scam is similar to other debt collection scenarios we have seen. For a full list see our Confirmed Fraud page. For details on how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Reproduced...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Outlook for the Mac
♬ My outlook on life is positive! ♬ Lyrics and Music by: Ray Cappo and John Porcelly, recorded by Youth of Today. Outlook on the Mac “I believe that Outlook for the Mac may be the most important app that Microsoft has ever created for the Mac environment.” – Gerry Purdy, MobileTrax This is a guest post written by Gerry Purdy, PHD. I have been following Gerry’s posts on the state of wireless for some time now and always find them to be interesting and insightful....
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Harris Kazuko
Seven lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received email from the purported Harris Kazuko indicating that he needs a lawyer to handle a commercial collection matter. This is similar to other commercial debt collection scams we have seen. The full list of names attached to this fraud can be found on our Confirmed Fraud page. For more details of how the fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the message: From: Harris Kazuko Date: August 11, 2011 12:46:47 AM EDT...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] His First Jury Trial
Trial lawyers have great stories. Veteran Oklahoma City trial lawyer Rex Travis shares the story of his first jury trial. I pass this along not as a long practice management tip, but just because it is a great story. Download...
[Reid My Blog] iPad Impact: Going Where No Lawyer Has Gone Before?
As I passed through airport security last Wednesday, and reached in the gray bin for my iPad as it rolled out the x-ray machine, I realized it was not mine but the traveler ahead of me. Moments later, as several new bins came rolling at me, the passenger behind me reached for my iPad, mistaking it for hers. That never happened with my laptop before! On my flight that day--and on many flights recently, there are quite a few more iPads in use than even just a few months ago.  Just last week I...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Christina Andreasson & Patrick Edward Reed of DVT & Trading Limited
An Alberta lawyer was contacted by a Christina Andreasson of DVT & Trading Limited with regards to retaining his service to collect commercial debts. After replying, he was then contacted by a Patrick Edward Reed, purportedly of the same company. Based on the conversation (a transcript of which appears below) it looks like the lawyer would have been set up for a debt collection scam similar to others we have seen. See our Confirmed Fraud page for a full of names attached to this kind...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Ethan Christopher
Two lawyers in Ontario have received an email from Ethan Christopher indicating that he needs a lawyer to handle a commercial collection matter. This is similar to other commercial debt collection scams we have seen. The full list of names attached to this fraud can be found on our Confirmed Fraud page. For more details of how the fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the email: From: “Ethan Christopher” ethan.christopher@inbox.com Date: August 6, 2011 6:16:31 PM EDT...