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] Real estate bad cheque fraud by Kin Hang Cheung
An Ontario lawyer notified us that they were targeted by a real estate bad cheque scam by the purported Kin Hang Cheung. A (probably unsuspecting) real estate agent sent his office the Agreement of Purchase of Sale, copy of ID and cheque (below). The lawyer suspected fraud and got in touch with LAWPRO. The “buyer” claimed to be out of the country and paying through his stock broker, as per the email below. For more information on how this fraud works and other names attached...
[Law Practice Management & Technology - Chicago Bar] Fastcase Releases App for Android
In the news for lawyers using the Android operating system on their mobile devices, the much anticipated Fastcase app for Android is now available.  Read my quick review at AttorneyatWork: For lawyers who do not have a Fastcase account at all, this app—like the Fastcase iPhone app—allows you to search, browse, read and save statutes and cases [...]
[Law Technology Today] IBM Opened Pandora’s Box When It Embraced BYOD
John and I loathe BYOD. It is a security nightmare. While most business agree, many have felt compelled to embrace BYOD (bring your own device) because, frankly, employees (and sometimes senior management) demanded it. Reading the story of IBM’s experience with BYOD is unnerving. It is sometimes argued that BYOD will save a company money. IBM’s CIO, Jeanette Horan, says it doesn’t save money – it just creates headaches because employees’ devices are full of...
[Compujurist] Fastcase Releases its Free Android Legal Research App, Android Users Rejoice!
I am happy to report that this is been rectified with the release of the new free Android app for Fastcase today. Once you install and register the app (free for anyone). you are presented with a simple and uncluttered home screen that presents you with three options: 1) search case Law; 2) search statues; or 3) browse statutes.
[PA Law Practice Management] Google Knowledge Graph
I keep track of changes in search engines through the popular “ Web Search” blog.  The most recent post informed me about the new Google Knowledge Graph.  This is something that I’ve been hoping would appear in a “mainstream” search engine for a long time.  Instead of bringing up tons of matching words, we’re getting closer to a conceptual search wtih this new algorithm.  I think you’ll find it much more useful. By the way, if you’ve not...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Efficient legal document production for lawyers
There are many changes ahead for us in the future. But one set of changes that that I see impacting lawyers and law firms in the near future involves how we produce documents and bill for documents. There are some...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Real Estate Lawyers: The Buck Stops With You
The following article appears in the May/June 2012 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. It is available at LAWPRO is seeing far too many real estate claims where the lawyers handling the deals are making or not catching fairly basic errors. Often these mistakes result from errors made by clerks – all or most of which the lawyer could’ve and should’ve caught. Common mistakes include: Not catching errors in legal descriptions Missing executions Not doing searches Not...
[The Last Word] Alabama Child Support Calculation App Now Available
Candace Peeples of Shaw, Anderson & Peeples, LLC in Birmingham has just launched a new app which she hopes will be of use to Alabama lawyers who practice domestic relations law, as well as provide a boost to her own law practice. The Alabama Child Support Calculator, which became available through iTunes in late May [...]
[Law Technology Today] Adobe Acrobat X Pro: PDF Editing Tutorial
In this second video in our series of Adobe Acrobat X Pro tutorials, we address an all-too-common problem: you need to make a few minor changes to a PDF, but the original document isn’t available. So how do you make changes directly to the PDF?  We demonstrate how to: Add text directly while preserving word wrapping. Add text as an overlay. Rearrange elements of the document on the page. Add footers and headers. Be sure to check out the first video in the series as well: PDF Basics.
[Law Technology Today] Lost Your Smartphone? Time to Remote Wipe
If you’re going to use a Smartphone, having the ability to remotely wipe it is essential. With remote wiping, if your device goes missing–whether via theft or simply by losing it–you can quickly take steps to erase all data from that device. Remote wiping requires that the device be connected to the service provider’s network, so it’s important to do the remote wipe immediately after you realize you’ve lost your device. If you’re working in an...