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 “Paul McCartney”
Lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Paul McCartney looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind 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. This is another scam that uses the name of a famous person (as previously done with baseball player...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Silos and Knowledge Management
♫  Cos when I look at my life How the pieces fall into place…♫  Lyrics and music by Jarl, Stenmarck, Andreas Carlsson, recorded by Westlife. Gentle readers of this blog are aware of my interest in the intersection of business strategy, finance, leadership and technology within a law firm setting.  One of the emerging areas that lies within the  intersection of these disciplines is knowledge management.  I believe it has particular importance within a large firm setting as there is the...
[Avoid a Claim] Warning from the UK regarding bogus law firm websites that applies here as well
An extraordinary warning yesterday from the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority in Britain that fraudsters have set up phony law firm websites that are sufficiently genuine looking that there’s a real risk of fraud. A small number of bogus firms have sprung up in recent months. We are keen to ensure that you do not have your identity stolen in any way so we have issued some guidance to both firms and the public to be on guard. The latest of these is a bogus website www.bains-...
[SC Small Firm] How fast is your internet connection?
Is your internet connection really as fast as your ISP claims? If you suspect it may be a little slower than advertised, you might be correct. Sometimes, ISPs may be a little misleading about the download/upload speed of the service they offer. Fortunately, you can find out if you are really getting less than you paid for by using SpeedTest, a free service that tests how fast your internet connection is.
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Karen Nelson
Lawyers in Illinois and Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Karen Nelson looking to retain them with regards to litigating a debt collection. This is similar to other frauds of this kind 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 email: From: Karen Nelson To: Date: 05/08/12 09:15 AM Subject: Good...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] 101 Really Good Ideas for You and Your Law Practice
We all like self-improvement tips, even when it isn’t New Years. My good friends Merrilyn Tarlton and Joan Feldman over at Attorney@Work have posted an amazing collection of 101 tips for improving your law practice and being a better you. And as a bonus, many of the tips link to more detailed info. This post is a must read. It is packed full of great bite-sized tips you can implement immediately. Read it today!
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Tom Prodromou
Two lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Tom Prodromou looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. This is similar to other frauds of this kind 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 email: From: Tom Prodromou [mailto:ashtcool@yahoo.com] Sent: May 6, 2012 2:31 AM To:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Save Quickly to PDF/A with Keyboard Shortcuts
If you are a user of federal court Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF), then you are already familiar with the transition to PDF/A for electronic filing of court documents.  Perhaps you have searched for a quick, easy way to convert your PDFs. You could use your mouse and follow the eight steps described in [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] We Are the World: A Google Search Plus Your World Primer
I usually choose to broadcast my one really good idea for the month through Attorney at Work. Only, I’ve just had one good idea over the last two months. Anyway, here it is: I offered up a two-part primer on Google’s new social search, known as ‘Search, plus Your World’. While it might appear that one good idea over two months is only half of my usual output, I really tried to cram a lot of stuff in here.  While not as deeply moving or as star-studded as (but with fewer awkward stares...
[PA Law Practice Management] Heading to Lebanon County, PA
On Friday, May 11, 2012, I’ll be presenting two seminars for the members of the Lebanon County Bar Association.  I’m really looking forward to presenting their first live CLE, as well as doing it in such an historical venue.  From 11:00 am to noon I’ll be presenting “Records Management” and from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm I’ll be presenting “Disaster Prevention and Recovery”.  Both are fast-paced and enjoyable seminars which qualify for 1.0 ethics credit...