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 Advisor] Less Is More Focused: Lexis Practice Advisor
I’ve chosen to broadcast my one really good idea for the month of February through Attorney at Work. Yup, there’s only one . . . and they have it. This month, I reviewed a recently-released LexisNexis product: Practice Advisor, which is a content aggregation and transactional roadmapping tool for attorneys. Read more here.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Blair McKinley of Mazco Medical Services
Two Ontario lawyers have told us they’ve received emails from the purported Blair McKinley with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. As with similar fraud attempts there appears to be a real company webpage provided, though the phone number is different and a non-business email address is provided. The debtor company would also appear to be a real company. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. For an explanation of how this fraud...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Marilyn Montgomery
Three lawyers in Ontario and one in the U.S. have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Marilyn Montgomery 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: Marilyn Montgomery [] Sent: Wednesday,...
[PA Law Practice Management] Are You Having a Problem With Your Microsoft Outlook Rules?
Many people like myself have had a lot of problems with their Rules and Alerts in Outlook.  At first I thought that I was doing something wrong.  Sometimes my Rules worked properly, and sometimes the same Rules did not.  Sometimes things went to the proper folders automatically, and sometimes they just plain disappeared.  No one I talked to could explain what was happening.  I thought — hoped — that when I implemented MS Exchange this problem would go away.  It did, but only for a...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] ABA TECHSHOW 2012 -- Hope to see you there
ABA TECHSHOW is my best learning experience every year. No other legal technology conference has so many of the Who's Who of legal technologists because of the number of presentations that are offered. The Early Bird deadline is February 17,...
[Law Practice Advisor] The Utility of Futility: Your Return on Investment Post Mortem and the Resurrection
My monthly contribution to Clio’s (award-winning) Small Firm Innovation group blog (on the January theme of ‘measuring goals’) is a thinly-veiled pep talk for those who may believe that failures are the final word, with recourse to some of my favorite underdog stories. (No Tebow references -- he was a first round draft pick . . . . Well, one.) You can read more, here.
[PA Law Practice Management] Wash Hands Before Using Phone
Once in a while I read something that just makes me outright laugh.  I especially love when it concerns our use of technology.  This is one of them. A recent article on C-Net Daily News entitled “‘Reverse smudge engineering’ foils Android unlock security” explains how an Android user with greasy fingers left his unlock pattern visible for others to hack.  Fortunately, they were colleagues, because it took them only minutes to bypass his security thanks to his greasy...
[PMATips] When Do You Send Out Your Bills? – 02/14/12
Billing is probably the least favorite task on an attorney’s to-do list. This often leads to an erratic billing “system” with unintended consequences. One factor you may not have considered is when it’s best to send out your statements. If you bill once a month, when should the bills be mailed to your clients? Ed Poll, author of The Business of Law, recommends that “Billing statements should be mailed so that they reach the client on or before the first day of the month.” Since many...

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[Oregon Law Practice Management] Welcome to the New OAAP Web Site
We are proud to announce a new and improved Oregon Attorney Assistance Program Web site: The new site offers improved navigation, quick links to our Attorney Counselors, and new content for judges and law students. The OAAP is a confidential service providing assistance with and referral for Problem Alcohol, Drug, and/or Substance Use; Stress Management; Time Management; [...]
[Avoid a Claim] Debt collection scam by Lobo Lau
Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Lobo Lau looking to retain them with regards to collecting on a breach of contract. This is similar in wording 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 an example of the email: From: Mr. Lobo Lau Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 4:07 PM...