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

[Law Practice Tips Blog] TrialPad 2.0 for the iPad is a Breakthrough
TrialPad 2.0 for the iPad is so good, this isn't even a review. It is an unabashed fan letter. Even non-litigators can benefit from this great app, especially if you have an iPad 1 that you won't be trading in...
[Avoid a Claim] [LAWPRO Alert] Canada Day 2011 fraud warning and update
This is the text of an email alert LAWPRO sent June 29, 2011, warning lawyers of recent fraud activity and to be extra vigilant for fraud as the Canada Day long weekend approaches. Fraudsters are busier than ever and they have lawyers in their crosshairs: At LAWPRO we’re getting many calls and emails daily from lawyers targeted by fraudsters attempting bad cheque or real estate matter frauds. Don’t let your guard down. Be extra vigilant as we approach the Canada Day weekend! From...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate frauds involving Salamagha Yusif and stolen Niagara area lawyer’s identity
In the last two weeks LAWPRO has seen two attempted real estate frauds where the fraudsters were posing as the vendors’ lawyers. Both of these frauds appear to be scams that were intended to steal mortgage proceeds from the trust account of an unsuspecting purchaser’s lawyer. In one case the individual acting for the vendor was someone impersonating a real lawyer from the Niagara area. In the other case, someone purportedly named Salamagha Yusif was allegedly acting for the vendor. No...
[Avoid a Claim] The red flags of an email scam
Many email scams are obvious due to poor spelling, bad grammar and/or completely untenable fact circumstances (e.g., multi-million dollar lottery wins or inheritances). However, some of the email-based frauds LAWPRO is seeing are extremely sophisticated and look like completely legitimate legal matters. The more sophisticated frauds have temporarily fooled new and experienced lawyers into working through file opening and initial stages of the matter before they recognized or determined...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Pacific Legal Technology Conference..Survey
♬ Tell me what you want and i’ll give you what you need… ♬ Lyrics and Music by Patrick Simmons, recorded by The Doobie Brothers. PLTC 2011 Logo The 2011 Pacific Legal Technology Conference will be held Friday October 7, 2011 at the new West wing of the Vancouver Trade and Convention Center. The Pacific Legal Technology Conference is a bit different from other legal technology conferences due to the fact that attendees can take the conference survey and tell us which courses...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Is Your Blog Listed in the Canadian Blog Directory?
The Canadian Blog Directory, by Mark Evans and Seth Singer, aims to create a directory of the thousands of Canadian blogs out there. Each blog is reviewed and has to meet a quality test, and the directory can be searched by name or subject. Since its launch, the project has added about 300 blogs. Be sure to submit your own blog to make it that much easier for Canadians to find you.
[ABA Site-tation] Virtual Law and the Electronic Lawyer
Body: Technology and mobility have provided new ways for lawyers to practice, removing place and time as potential barriers as evidenced by some statistics in Volume 3 (Litigation and Courtroom Technology) and Volume 4 (Web and Communication Technology) of the 2011 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report.  Read the ABA Book Briefs post Technology and New Models of Practicing Law to learn how lawyers are taking advantage of the availability to practice anywhere and anytime and adopting new models of...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The New Lawyer Resources Page: A practicePRO Resource for New (Or Soon to Be) Lawyers
practicePRO has worked hard over the years to make lawyers aware of the wealth of practice management and claims prevention information available on the practicePRO site. Those efforts have resulted in practicepro.ca becoming a regular destination for many lawyers, particularly solo and small firm lawyers who may not have access to all the resources of a larger firm. Lately there is one segment of lawyers that LAWPRO and practicePRO have made an extra effort to reach out to: new lawyers and...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Solicitor Negligent in Collaborative Family Law Settlement
In Webb v. Birkett, 2011 ABCA 13, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that the defendant solicitor Birkett was negligent in representing the plaintiff Webb in a collaborative family law settlement. The Alberta Court of Appeal held that CFL practitioners must meet the same standard of care required of other family law practitioners — including taking appropriate steps to get the financial information needed to properly advise the client. A lawyer must obtain sufficient reliable information to...
[Avoid a Claim] Solicitor Negligent in Collaborative Family Law Settlement
In Webb v. Birkett, 2011 ABCA 13, the Alberta Court of Appeal held that the defendant solicitor Birkett was negligent in representing the plaintiff Webb in a collaborative family law settlement. The Alberta Court of Appeal held that CFL practitioners must meet the same standard of care required of other family law practitioners — including taking appropriate steps to get the financial information needed to properly advise the client. A lawyer must obtain sufficient reliable...