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 Mary Lee Teng-hui
Two lawyers in the U.S. 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: Mary Lee Teng- hui > Date: May 23, 2012 12:54:57 PM EDT To: lawyer name Subject: Request for Legal...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Making the Most of Meetings
Meetings are a fact of life for all lawyers as they are a necessary part of dealing with clients and operating a law firm. Unfortunately, meetings are often an unproductive use of time, as too often nothing of substance happens or gets decided. People go to meetings solely because they feel obliged to go, not because they get anything from attending. Before you call a meeting, ask yourself: Is there really merit in getting all these people together? If the meeting is only for informational...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Nick Ualtar of Prodromou Textiles
An Ohio lawyer received an email from the purported Nick Ualtar of Prodromou Textiles 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. The name “Prodromou” also appears in another business loan fraud that we’ve seen. Here is the initial email: From: Nick Ualtar Sent: Thu, May 24, 2012 08:37:02 GMT+00:00 Subject...
[Law Practice Advisor] Legal Project Management: It’s All About You -- Part Two of a Series on Legal Project Management
The latest Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-JournalLaw Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. The Tip discussed using legal project management tools to improve your bottom line while still applying your unique touch to each case. Read the Tip here.
[Avoid a Claim] Business loan fraud by Anna Eriksson
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Anna Eriksson 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 initial email: From: Anna G. Eriksson [mailto:annaeriksson22@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, May...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Zulian Yoshikazu
Lawyers in Illinois and Michigan have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Zulian Yoshikazu 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: Date: Wed, May 23, 2012 at 9:13 AM Subject: Possible Litigation To: Dear Attorney I want...
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Tamiko Arturo
Lawyers in Ontario and Illinois have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Tamiko Arturo 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 initial (fairly simple) email: From: “Tamiko Arturo” To: lawyer...
[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: elenatata@iprimus.com.au 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 [mailto:fastcashunsecuredloans26l@gmail.com] 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 [...]