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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Facebook Hacked: Change Your Password to Protect Yourself
CBC is reporting that Facebook was hacked again. While it doesn’t look like huge numbers of accounts were compromised, it is worth changing your password to protect yourself. And regardless of whether your account was compromised or not, changing your passwords regularly is one of the best things you can do to protect your online identities and accounts. You can learn about other password best practices in this article from Law Practice magazine.
[ABA Site-tation] @LTRC Digest: Updates from Twitter
Body: Haven't been following the LTRC on Twitter? Twitter is sometimes described as a social RSS feed, providing a constant stream of helpful and informative news, resources, and guides from your friends and colleagues. Here are some of the Tweets and Retweets you'd have seen from @LTRC over the last few weeks: RT @rocketmatter: How to set up Gmail to power through hundreds of messages each dayhttp://bit.ly/jk4Xys via the official gmail blog. [June 1] RT @jaredcorreia: Data protection best...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial litigation retainer scam by Adam Tudore or Gregory Sean Knight
Today an Ontario lawyer reported to LAWPRO that he received the message reproduced below from someone purporting to be Adam Tudore or Gregory Sean Knight. Note that the From: email address is the first name and the addressor address in the body of the message is the second name. This is the first time we have seen this scam and these names used. A search of the web confirmed it is a scam. Also interesting is the fact that there were 414 email addresses listed in the To: field, including...
[Law Practice Advisor] Audiophile: Loving Smaller Audio Files
Audio files, whether wav, mp3, or otherwise, of any significant length, are inconveniently large. Apparently, audio files can be up to 10MB per minute. That’s huge. Like us, you may have struggled with files that are too large to email, or too large to post on a group site. Sometimes, you might be content to circumvent the issue by using a dropsite, or a file-sending website, like sendthisfile and yousendit. But, that is often the less convenient option. And apart from trying to share them,...
[Avoid a Claim] Employment-related personal injury settlement scam by Sullivan Terry
In the last week three Ontario lawyers reported to LAWPRO that they received the message reproduced below from someone purporting to be Sullivan Terry. This is the first time we have seen the name Terry Sullivan used on this fraud (one message used Sullivan L. Terry); although we have seen essentially the same scam and message in the past by Karen Clark, Michael Park and Gary Triestman. The message received was as follows: Subject: Dear Counsel Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 18:47:12 +0300 From:...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Blue Skies Ahead for Apple’s iCloud
♬ Blue skies Smiling at me Nothing but blue skies Do I see…♬ Lyrics and Music by Irving Berlin.   This is a great guest post by Gerry Purdy PHD, the Principal Analyst , Mobile & Wireless services for MobileTrax LLC. I have been reading Gerry’s “Inside Mobile” newsletters for some time now, but this latest one on Apple’s iCloud was a really good analysis of what Apple aims to do with the cloud and – in consequence – how this changes the...
[Avoid a Claim] Administrative dismissals: An update from LAWPRO Magazine
This article by Debra Rolph, LAWPRO Director of Resarch, appears in the new Summer 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. It is a follow-up to an earlier article on administrative dismissals by Domenic Bellacicco that appeared in the July 2009 issue of LAWPRO Magazine. You have just settled a very complicated case on the eve of trial. The preparation leading to trial has left little time to work on other files, but fortunately the two weeks previously blocked off have now opened up. Time to catch...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] The SEO Periodic Table: Best Ever Article on SEO Ranking Factors – a Must Read
Loads of people writing, speaking, blogging and consulting on search engine optimization or SEO. Some of them even have good advice, but often in snippets. They just don’t give the big picture on all the things that go into SEO. Thanks to Bob Ambrogi who tweeted about the Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors. As a one-time student of chemistry, I think using a periodic table layout is a brilliant way of grouping very different but related things in a logical way. And don’t be scared off...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Dropbox Security Concerns?
You may have read or heard about recent security concerns involving Dropbox, the wildly popular file sharing service. Thanks to several Twitter friends, I was directed today to this excellent post by Michael Kassner at Tech Republic. Here is the back story: Two highly-skilled researchers Derek Newton and Christopher Soghoian have issues with Dropbox. Newton [...]
[PMATips] Tools and Applications for Bloggers
Dan Pinnington, Practice Management Advisor and Director, practicePRO at the Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) in Toronto, recently shared this link to a great blog for anyone who is actively blogging. The post on Hongkiat.com (Online Tips for Designers and Bloggers), entitled “20+ Essential Tools and Applications for Bloggers” provides a prodigious list of tools and applications for bloggers. If you are a blogger, a blogger wannabe or just curious, take a few minutes and peruse...

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