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

[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Most Important Checklist: Security of Your Gizmos and Gadgets
Here at the PLF we are fond of checklists as a tool for loss prevention. Busy lawyers and their staff will find lots of checklists among the 41 different categories of practice aids and forms. www.osbpf.org. Here is an important checklist you may not have written down. 1. Check that your cell phone – especially Smart Phone– has a password to access it and use it. 2. Check that you have a remote device tracking and data-wipe application installed for your phone and your laptop. 3....
[Avoid a Claim] Part-time job outsourcing scam by Stephen Wei Cheng
Four Ontario lawyers have been contacted in the last two months with regard to becoming a “third party service provider” for debt collection matters. While the name, Stephen Wei Cheng, and the email format is new, its a varation on the many commercial debt collection scams we have seen in previous months. For a full description of how those frauds work see our Fraud Fact Sheet. The message is reproduced below: From: To: swcheng@schenglawoffice.com Date: 14/07/2011 10:20 PM...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam by Natsuki Wilford
An Ontario lawyer has received a email that has all the red flags (including being sent to multiple undisclosed recipients) of the divorce and collaborative family law agreement frauds we’ve seen under such names as Zaira Hoshiko and Elizabeth Nakamura. For a full list of names attached to this scam see our list of Confirmed Frauds. The message is reproduced below: From: Natsuki Wilford toni@aquaripaper.com Reply-To: Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 03:34:11 +0200 (CEST) To: Subject:...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] LinkedIn Phishing Scam
If you receive a message entitled “LinkedIn Security Notice” informing you that your LinkedIn account has been closed for lack of activity, it is a known phishing attempt. I suspected as much and contacted LinkedIn. If you receive a potentially fraudulent email appearing to originate from LinkedIn, DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS WITHIN THE EMAIL MESSAGE. Promptly notify [...]
[PMATips] 20+ Tools and Apps for Bloggers -07/12/11
Dan Pinnington, Practice Management Advisor and practicePRO Director for Lawyers’ Professional Indemnity Company in Toronto, Canada, recently linked to a list of resources designed to make blogging easier. If you are a blogger or interested in improving the quality of your blog, take a few minutes to read “20+ Essential Tools and Applications for Bloggers.” The list includes resources to help you to organize your thoughts, develop interesting content, find keywords for search engine...

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[Avoid a Claim] Breach of contract matter fraud by Mr Winky Lau of UNI IND (HK) LTD
Several Ontario lawyers recieved the below message from the purported Winky Lau of UNI IND (HK) LTD. There are dozens of examples on the web of this exact message, although this the name Winky Lau appears to be new. The message one lawyer recieved is reproduced here: From: Mr Winky Lau mrwinkylau@hotmail.com Date: July 13, 2011 4:42:45 AM EDT To: lawyer name Subject: Please call me at this phone number: Message Body: Hello Attorney, This is a request for your possible represenatation in...
[Avoid a Claim] Real estate bad cheque deposit scam by Chung Mao
We have receieved a report that a long-running real estate scam that has often appeared under the name Shiukmoda Joji or Jyoung Chung Tu now has a new name attached: Chung Mao. It appears to be a bad cheque deposit scam. In this type of scam the fraudster pretends interest in a property and sends a certified deposit cheque or bank draft that will be deposited in the lawyer’s trust account. Soon after, some reason will be given for backing out of the deal and the fraudster will ask for his...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Glendale Truck and Equipment Corp
We have received numerous reports of lawyers being contacted with regards to commercial debt collection by Glendale Truck & Equipment Corp. The names associated with this scam are Mark Branson and Tom Paplia. It is similar in nature to attempted frauds we’ve seen under the names Anita Khan, Mark Rudic and Richard Abramovic. For full details on how this kind of fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is an example of an intitial contact email: From: Tom Paplia To:...
[Law Practice Advisor] Guest Post: The Small, Portable, iPad Office
Given that none of us here at the LOMAP office are heavy Apple users (unless you count Rodney’s iPhone, my thralldom to iTunes and the fact that Rachel eats apple cores--it’s disgusting, I know; just be thankful that you’ve never seen her do it), it makes sense that we’d call in some heavier artillery to address Apple-related technology matters from time to time, here at the blog, especially in consideration of the large, and increasing, number of lawyers using Apple products within their...
[PA Law Practice Management] It’s a Dangerous Computing World
Are computers and other devices arriving infected right out of the box? Unbelievable? Read on. Jennifer Ellis’ recent blog post entitled “Does Your New Computer Have Malware On It Before You Even Turn It On?” is yet another in a continuing stream of scary computing news.