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 family law agreement scam by Elena Kinoshita
Lawyers in Ontario, California and Hawaii have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Elena Kinoshita with regards to a 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: Sent: May-21-12 7:19 AM Subject: Re: Dear Counsel, I wish...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Hans Peterson of Fast Cash Unsecured Loans
Two Ontario lawyers have received emails from the purported Hans Peterson of Fast Cash Unsecured Loans with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the initial email: From: Fast Cash Ltd [] Sent: May 16, 2012 2:57 AM Subject: Inquiry We are interested in retaining your service in...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Fog Bank: When the Cloud Is Down
Read my Attorney At Work article on how lawyers who are dependent on the cloud can be productive even when offline: Sometimes you just don’t have access to the Internet. Whether you’re traveling in a plane, or in a remote (or sometimes not so remote) area that has no WiFi, 3G or 4G coverage, or simply because [...]
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Saving to PDF/A Using an Action
In an earlier post, I described how to quickly save to PDF/A using keyboard shortcuts.  In that post, I posed a question:  Can’t I use a Macro To Do This?  The answer is yes! Macros (known as Actions in Acrobat) can be used to automate any number of steps, including “Preflight Print Production,” which is [...]
[Reid My Blog] Finally, a Real Beer App for your iPad
Where was this during Beer for Blawgers at ABA TECHSHOW 2012? I want one!
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Taking a Charge
This weekend I am going to spend some time watching the NBA playoffs on TV. Some might say too much time, but that would just be an opinion, not a fact. I'm not alone in having this weekend plan in...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Interesting Stats and Info in Altman Weil 2012 Law Firms in Transition Survey
Altman Weil just released its Altman Weil 2012 Law Firms in Transition Survey. This is the fourth time they have released this survey. While a tad big US law focused, it does clearly show that the bigger firms are waking up to and addressing the profound changes and challenges that are occurring in the practice of big law. A good read for those with a bit of extra time this long (at least here in Ontario!) weekend.
[Law Practice Advisor] Mixed Messages: Keep Your Personal and Professional Profiles Separate on Social Media
Last week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. Last week's Tip asserted the primary importance of dividing your business and personal personae online. Read the Tip here.
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Law Practice TODAY – May issue
The May issue of Law Practice TODAY is out.  This month’s theme is ”What’s Happening in the Cloud?”  Articles include: New (and Often Overlooked) Features and Functions of Google Apps Office 365 for Lawyers Document Management: Finding it in the Cloud Lawyering Security in the Cloud How to Make Your Services Irresistible to Clients Web Site 101: [...]
[PMATips] Add a Privacy Filter to Your Laptop
If you occasionally work on your laptop in a coffee shop, an airport, a meeting room, any public place, is your work protected from the curious eyes of the people around you? Adding a privacy filter to your screen will narrow the viewing angle so that only the person looking directly at the screen has a readable view. These filters also help protect the screens from damage and reduce glare. The filters are available at most office supply stores and from online retailers in a wide range...

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