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

[Reid My Blog] iPad Impact: Going Where No Lawyer Has Gone Before?
As I passed through airport security last Wednesday, and reached in the gray bin for my iPad as it rolled out the x-ray machine, I realized it was not mine but the traveler ahead of me. Moments later, as several new bins came rolling at me, the passenger behind me reached for my iPad, mistaking it for hers. That never happened with my laptop before! On my flight that day--and on many flights recently, there are quite a few more iPads in use than even just a few months ago.  Just last week I...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Christina Andreasson & Patrick Edward Reed of DVT & Trading Limited
An Alberta lawyer was contacted by a Christina Andreasson of DVT & Trading Limited with regards to retaining his service to collect commercial debts. After replying, he was then contacted by a Patrick Edward Reed, purportedly of the same company. Based on the conversation (a transcript of which appears below) it looks like the lawyer would have been set up for a debt collection scam similar to others we have seen. See our Confirmed Fraud page for a full of names attached to this kind...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Ethan Christopher
Two lawyers in Ontario have received an email from Ethan Christopher indicating that he needs a lawyer to handle a commercial collection matter. This is similar to other commercial debt collection scams we have seen. The full list of names attached to this fraud can be found on our Confirmed Fraud page. For more details of how the fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is the email: From: “Ethan Christopher” ethan.christopher@inbox.com Date: August 6, 2011 6:16:31 PM EDT...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Opening Your Mind to Reverse Mentoring
♬ Change your thinking, Change your mind, Back to the future…♬ Music and Lyrics by D. Ross, B. Wray, J. Wray; recorded by Diana Ross.   Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future When one thinks of mentoring, one tends to think of the sage, wise counsel passing along his or her accumulated wisdom to the younger generation. While there is considerable need for this to occur, it is not the only mentoring that can take place in a law firm. Matt Starcevich, PHD, in an article: “What...
[Avoid a Claim] Employee injury settlement scam by Eddie Barrington
An Ontario lawyer reported to LAWPRO that they received the message reproduced below from someone purporting to be Eddie Barrington. This is the same employee injury settlement scam attempted in the past under the names Sullivan Terry, Karen Clark, Michael Park and Gary Triestman. For details of how this fraud works see this earlier AvoidAClaim post. The message received was as follows: From: “Eddie Barrington” Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2011 08:20:01 -0700 To: Lawyer Name Subject:...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Crystal Masar
Two Ontario lawyers have informed us they have received emails that look like the collaborative family law agreement scam we’ve seen many times, but with a new name: Crystal Masar. For the full list of the names attached to this scam see our Confirmed Fraud page As in others, the initial contact message suggests a payment is owed further to a collaborative law agreement. These fraudsters will actively respond to communications, sign retainer agreements (but not pay retainers as...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Leveraging LinkedIn to Boost Your Job Search
Much has been written about the power of LinkedIn as a job search tool, but how exactly does it work? Is there really a way to leverage your profile to find that perfect position? The answer is yes! In the June issue of In Sight, a publication of the Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, Heidi Strauch [...]
[PA Law Practice Management] Outline Numbering in Word
Me and my partner, Jennifer Ellis, just returned from presenting numerous seminars at The Paralegal Institute and The Law Practice Management and Development Institute, both of which were held at the beautiful Lancaster Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. I presented, among others, a session on Word for Paralegals, and Word for Attorneys, respectively, at each institute. I ran into a frustrating and embarassing problem when demonstrating Outline Numbering in Word. I promised those who...
[ABA Site-tation] Friday PMA Blog Roundup - 08/05/11
Body: If you haven't been following the law practice management advisor blogs, you've missed a lot of great tips, guides and news. Here are some highlights from the last few weeks: Jim Calloway wrote about various ways to use checklists to help manage your practice. Reid Trautz blogged about planning for the 2012 ABA TECHSHOW and posted a Q&A from a recent webinar on iPhone/iPad apps for lawyers. On the Massachusetts LOMAP blog, Jared Correia shared tips on enhancing your out-of-office...
[Law Practice Advisor] Scrible: What Evernote is Evernot
People love Evernote, people, like Jay Fleischman and Erik Mazzone. You probably figure if Erik Mazzone uses Evernote, you should, too. That may be true. But, there’s another option: Scrible. There are two primary areas in which Evernote and Scrible differ—one is a huge advantage for Evernote, and the other is, perhaps, just as huge an advantage for Scrible. First, plainly, Scrible’s blog has nothing on Evernote’s blog. But, Scrible’s still in beta. It’s just a baby. Give it time. My sense is...