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] Trademark infringement scam by Alexis Yu Man-Chiu
Two Ontario lawyers have just reported to us that they received the following message from the purported Alexis Yu Man-Chiu. This scam is very similar to other breach licence scams we have seen over the last several months. It is a setup to dupe a lawyer into wiring good funds from a trust account after depositing a fraudulent cheque received in payment of damages. Here is a copy of the message the lawyers received: From: Alexis Yu,Man-Chu [mailto:alexisyu@balenoapparel.com] Sent:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Guarding and Exploiting Metadata under OSB Opinion 2011-187
In this month’s issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin, OSB General Counsel Helen Hierschbiel discusses OSB Formal Opinion 2011-187.  Here are key excerpts: Sender’s Duties Competency in relation to metadata requires a lawyer who uses electronic communications to maintain at least a basic understanding of the technology and the risks of revealing metadata or [...]
[Law Technology Today] Efficiency Through Document Assembly
Document assembly tools have been around for years and could likely be put to good use in a variety of practice areas and sizes. Yet the adoption rate remains fairly low: according to the 2012 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report (Volume II), just 37% of respondents reported personally using document assembly software. Some of the hesitation can be attributed to a perception that document assembly tools–while useful–are difficult to learn or implement and too expensive to justify...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Communicating Belief and Confidence
  ♫  If I could only do one thing Then I would try to write and sing A song that ends your questioning And makes you believe in me…♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Dan Fogelberg. This is a guest post from Beth Flynn at the Ohio Leadership Center. The poet Goethe observed, “If you want someone to develop a trait, treat them as though they already have it.”   One of the best predictors of an individual or a team’s performance is their expectations.  Theodore...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] LinkedIn Confirms Breach; How to Tell if Your Account Was Compromised and What to Do
Further to the post earlier today about passwords at LinkedIn being hacked, LinkedIn has issued the following update: Our security team continues to investigate this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. At this time, we’re still unable to confirm that any security breach has occurred. You can stay informed of our progress by following us on Twitter @LinkedIn and @LinkedInNews. While our investigation continues, we thought it would be a good idea to remind our members that one of the best ways...
[Avoid a Claim] LinkedIn confirms breach; how to tell if your account was compromised and what to do
Further to the post earlier today about passwords at LinkedIn being hacked, LinkedIn has issued the following update: Our security team continues to investigate this morning’s reports of stolen passwords. At this time, we’re still unable to confirm that any security breach has occurred. You can stay informed of our progress by following us on Twitter @LinkedIn and @LinkedInNews. While our investigation continues, we thought it would be a good idea to remind our members that one of the best...
[PA Law Practice Management] Checklist to Make Sure Your Firm Isn’t Dewey
Every once in a while I read a blog post or article which is so spot-on I am compelled to share it.  That’s the case with “A (Don’t Be) Dewey Dozen: Use This Checklist to Make Sure Your Firm Isn’t Dewey” which was written by Paul Lippe.  It appeared in ABA Journal Law News Now.  If you’re wondering why Lippe’s name is familiar, he’s the guy that worked hard to get Gary Hart elected President — twice.  The insightful comments at the end of...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Transitioning to Office 2010 – PMA Tip of the Week
From Diane Ebersole, Practice Management Advisor with the State Bar of Michigan – the PMA Tip of the Week: If you are making the move to Office 2010 and are worried about the “Ribbon”, Microsoft has created several handy references to help.  The site Transition to the Office Ribbon, provides interactive and downloadable resources.  The [...]
[Law Technology Today] Possible LinkedIn Password Breach: Change Yours Now!
Technology blogs and news sites lit up this morning with news that millions of LinkedIn passwords had reportedly been leaked online.  According to The Verge: A user in a Russian forum is claiming to have hacked LinkedIn to the tune of almost 6.5 million account details. The user uploaded 6,458,020 hashed passwords, but no usernames. It’s not clear if they managed to download the usernames, but it’s likely that both have been downloaded.There is a possibility that this could be a...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam by Haru Hayate
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been asked to act on real estate transactions that look like an attempt at a bad cheque fraud. In both cases the fraudster (who claims to be out of the country) first contacted the local realtor, who did not detect the scam. For more information on how this fraud works and other names attached to it, see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the email one lawyer received: From: Haru Hayate [mailto:haru.hayate01@live.com] Sent: Tuesday,...