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] Business loan fraud by Tom Prodromou
Two lawyers in Ontario have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Tom Prodromou 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 email: From: Tom Prodromou [] Sent: May 6, 2012 2:31 AM To:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Save Quickly to PDF/A with Keyboard Shortcuts
If you are a user of federal court Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF), then you are already familiar with the transition to PDF/A for electronic filing of court documents.  Perhaps you have searched for a quick, easy way to convert your PDFs. You could use your mouse and follow the eight steps described in [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] We Are the World: A Google Search Plus Your World Primer
I usually choose to broadcast my one really good idea for the month through Attorney at Work. Only, I’ve just had one good idea over the last two months. Anyway, here it is: I offered up a two-part primer on Google’s new social search, known as ‘Search, plus Your World’. While it might appear that one good idea over two months is only half of my usual output, I really tried to cram a lot of stuff in here.  While not as deeply moving or as star-studded as (but with fewer awkward stares...
[PA Law Practice Management] Heading to Lebanon County, PA
On Friday, May 11, 2012, I’ll be presenting two seminars for the members of the Lebanon County Bar Association.  I’m really looking forward to presenting their first live CLE, as well as doing it in such an historical venue.  From 11:00 am to noon I’ll be presenting “Records Management” and from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm I’ll be presenting “Disaster Prevention and Recovery”.  Both are fast-paced and enjoyable seminars which qualify for 1.0 ethics credit...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Library: Microsoft OneNote in One Hour for Lawyers
Microsoft OneNote may be less familiar than other programs in the Microsoft Office suite, but it now comes included with MS Office 2010 and its once lawyers realize its uses its popularity should skyrocket. What’s the best way to describe it? Think of old spiral notepad, but with a wealth of additional features. Imagine your dog-eared yellow notepad, but with the ability to do the following (and much more): Search text Tag your notes as questions, to-do’s, ideas, etc Insert...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Wang Mesh of Wang Mesh Industry Co.
A lawyer in Quebec and at least one in Ontario have received emails from the purported Wang Mesh of Wang Mesh Industry Co. with regards to a commercial debt litigation scam. Unfortunately, the Ontario lawyer who was contacted was successfully duped for over $300,000. 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. Expéditeur: WANG Mesh Date: 20 April,...
[Law Practice Advisor] Legal Project Management by Nana: A Stitch In Time Saves Nine -- Part One of a Series on Legal Project Management
Last week’s Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers E-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip came from LOMAP. Last week's Tip discussed using a legal project management technique to reduce drafting times. Read the Tip here.
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Systematic Approach to Law Firm Risk Management
Risk is an inevitable reality of law practice. The only way to eliminate risk is to stop practising law – an option most readers of this article are not yet contemplating. A more realistic option is to actively mitigate risk through structured, systematic risk management. This approach is particularly helpful at the law firm level, where risk management can sometimes be seen to be contrary to the perceived self-interest of individual lawyers in the firm. A systematic approach – that begins with...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mr. Marsden of Alfa Construction Ltd
Three Ontario lawyers have received an email from a “Mr Marsden” of Alfa Construction Ltd asking to retain their services. The address given looks to be a residential address in North York, ON, though a Google search of the company name finds a similar company entry in Nepean, ON and California. There may or may not be a real company with that name. It would appear to be a setup for a debt litigation scam. For examples of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Avoid Committing Malpractice With Your Mouse
In February I gave readers a brief preview of Zero Tolerance for E-Filing Error, my latest article in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin.  The published article is now available on the bar’s Web site, but if you prefer a version with the hyperlinks intact, read on: Managing Your Practice Zero Tolerance for e-Filing Error: Avoid [...]