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 Francis Dusana
Seven Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve received an email from the purported Francis Dusana 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: Francis Dusana [] Sent: Monday, July 02,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] An American’s Guide to Canada (And How Re Can Laugh at Ourselves and Be Grateful We Are Canadian)
On this Canada Day Holiday, we should all reflect and be thankful for all we have as Canadians. There is nothing like a bit of self-deprecating humour (note the Canadian spelling) to help us all more clearly see what we are and have, and how the rest of the world sees us. To accomplish this, I refer you all to the American’s Guide to Canada website. While a bit dated (looks like it hasn’t been actively updated in at least 10 years), there is some great content on this site. First of all, you...
[Law Technology Today] Trial Presentation Basics: Document Cameras
When it comes to trial presentation technology, most of the attention these days is focused on the software:  software that can catalogue thousands of documents and pieces of evidence; software that creates dynamic and sophisticated presentations; even software to create detailed interactive timelines. But despite the rapid growth of trial and litigation support software, one of the most popular pieces of trial technology is also one of the simplest: the document camera. Document cameras are...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 25 of the Best Tips from Twitter on Ethics, eDiscovery, GTD and More
This post is part of a continuing mission to share some of the best tips from Twitter.  Today’s topics: time management, GTD, financial management, ethics, and eDiscovery. Time Management – Getting Things Done Manage email overload with (Saves Your Inbox from Newsletters, Notifications, and Other Email Subscriptions – via Lifehacker) Avoid a Malpractice Claim Using Time Management [...]
[Law Practice Advisor] Night Time is the Right Time: Gaining Perspective from the Law School Experience
My latest contribution to Clio’s (award-winning) Small Firm Innovation group blog (on the May theme of ‘law school wish list’) has me suggesting a number of methods for changing the way law schools do business, while channeling the archetypal, wizened old night student. You can read more, here.
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Managing Tasks and More Tasks with TaskTask
I've heard several office workers say they they seem to "live" in Microsoft Outlook. While I encourage lawyers to use practice management software to organize their practices, I know many of them rely on Microsoft Outlook for day-to-day calendar management,...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] A Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers: A Great Collection of Practical Tips
Looking for some good reading for the long weekend? Head on over to Attorney@Work and grab a copy of the Field Guide for Mobile Lawyers. Will a bit of help from some of their travelling friends, Merrilyn, Joan and Mark have put together a great collection of tips for lawyers that want to get some work done away from the office. It is a must read for every mobile lawyer.
[Law Technology Today] This Week in Tech – June 29th
Rounding up some of the interesting technology news, tips and guides for the week of June 29th: Google made some major announcements at Google I/O 2012, including a new Google Nexus tablet, Google Chrome for iOS, and the Nexus Q media streamer. Research in Motion continues to struggle, and has announced that it’s delaying the BlackBerry 10 operating system. Apple is reportedly planning a major overhaul of it’s iTunes software, integrating it more closely with iCloud. The Gmail app...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque scam by Wang Mesh
Two Ontario lawyers have notified us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Wang Mesh to act on real estate transactions that look like an attempt at a bad cheque fraud. As with scams of this type, it appears that this fraud is a set-up for a request to return real estate deal deposit monies paid with a bad cheque. This is a similar scam to those we’ve seen recently under the names Kin Hang Cheung and Hideki Kazuhiro. It is also the same name we’ve seen attached to a...
[Law Technology Today] Building Your LinkedIn Profile (An Excerpt from “LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers”)
Adapted and excerpted from LinkedIn in One Hour for Lawyers by Dennis Kennedy and Allison C. Shields. Your firm or personal Web site is your “home base” online, and your Profile is your “home base” on LinkedIn. Your Profile is where people go to find out information about you, and it is where much of your LinkedIn content resides. You can also think of your Profile as an online “living” resume or biography. Building Your Initial Profile When you set up your account, LinkedIn will automatically...