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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Social Media Pitfalls to Avoid
The following article appeared in the December 2009 edition of LAWPRO Magazine. Although social media sites offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Some of these risks are obvious, some are not. Before they venture into social networking, lawyers should consider Section 5.5 of the Law Society’s Practice Management Guideline on Technology (“Technology Guideline”). It states, “Lawyers...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Online Resources for Students and New Lawyers
Law school teaches students how to think like lawyers, but not how to BE lawyers. With that in mind, practicePRO has created the New Lawyer Resource page containing what we feel are the best resources we have to offer to new and soon-to-be-lawyers. The page has two aims: 1) to help newly minted lawyers figure out things like managing a practice, marketing, and client relations, and 2) its an introduction to the large amount of risk and practice management articles, precedents, checklists and...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam by Ellis Wayne
Two real estate agents in the U.S. tell us they’ve been contacted by the purported Ellis Wayne with regards to what looks like a real estate bad cheque scam. For details of how this scam works and other names attached to it see our Confirmed Fraud page. Here is the email along with a fake proof of funds: From: Ellis Larry Subject: Re: 143 Sun Chase Court — Aerial Views To: Date: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 3:10 PM ATTENTION Please send me the contract for me to sign and return...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 25 Law Practice Tips from Twitter
If you follow this blog, then you know I’m a fan of Twitter – in part because it is a great source for law practice and technology tips.  Consider these 25 recent tweets in the areas of organization, financial management, marketing, security, and iPhone/iPad tips: Organization Are you an e-hoarder? Here’s how to tell. http://t.co/4FmX6ZH8 (So true!) (RT [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Gavin Pykerman of Claremore Mechanical Services Ltd
A lawyer in the Northwest Territories has received emails from the purported Gavin Pykerman with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. This is similar to other commercial debt collection scams we have seen that use a real company, and even real employee names pulled from the company website, but with fake contact information. The full list of names attached to this type of fraud can be found on our Confirmed Fraud page. For more details of how the fraud works see our Fraud Fact...
[Law Practice Advisor] Smart Phone: Should Solos Go Mobile?
My monthly contribution to Clio’s (award-winning) Small Firm Innovation group blog (on the February theme of ‘phone systems’) sees me answering a question I get quite a bit here at LOMAP: ‘Can I use my smartphone as my primary office phone?’ Sure. But, there’s no way you’ll look this rad doing it. (My Zack Morris references are out of control lately, admittedly.) You can read more, here.
[Avoid a Claim] Law Society Q&A on the Personal Security Package
All too frequently LAWPRO sees instances where lawyers have shared their Teraview PSPs with staff members. The following post provides guidance on the safe and ethical use of PSPs. The content comes from the Law Society’s Electronic Registration Q&As. What is a Personal Security Package? Each person in a law firm using electronic registration (“the user”) is required to obtain a Personal Security Package (PSP) from Teranet. The PSP consists of a personalized,...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Vanessa Adone
Three Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Vanessa Adone with regards 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: vanessa adone abele Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 6:10 AM Subject: lawyer needed To: Goodday. My name is...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of licensing agreement scam by David Honghui of China Resources Machinery
A lawyer in Ontario and one in New York have reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported David Honghui of China Resources Machinery with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of a license agreement. It is nearly identical to scams under the names David Yamaguchi and Dan Nagasakii. This is another bad cheque fraud in which the ‘customer’ accused of breaching the lease agreement will no doubt also quickly send a (counterfeit) cheque for damages to the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Solving Disputes Using the Web – ODR
♬  And you just gotta move on, Because it’s all, Lessons learned…♬ Music and lyrics by Wendell Mobley, recorded by Carrie Underwood.   Most lawyers are as yet unaware of the growing discipline known as Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). ODR taps into technology (principally the communication abilities of the Internet) to help resolve disputes between parties. While it is seen as the online equivalent of ADR, it really is much much more. ODR was born by the combination of ADR and...