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] Collaborative law agreement scam by Yoshiko Kannon
An Ontario lawyer advised us today that she has received an initial contact email message based on this scam where the fraudster is using a name we have not seen before: Yoshiko Kannon. The initial contact message suggests a payment is owed further to a collaborative law agreement and it is similar to those used in previous fraud attempts we have seen by: Zaira Hoshiko, Adrian Benavides, Anita Bell, Kathy Cheung, Peggy Higashi, Beverly Kawashima, and others. A full list is here. Over the...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mark Lawson
On the heels of warnings of commercial debt collection fraud scams by Ma Li Ni , Mark Rudic, and Dr Richard Abramovic, we’ve been made aware of a very similar message using the name Mark Lawson. This person is seeking to retain a lawyer to collect a business debt. For details of how this fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. Here is an example of the message, as well as the documentation sent to support the fraud: From: david lawson davidlawson56@gmail.com Sent: Monday, June 27,...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Mark Rudic
In late June and early July two Ontario lawyers reported a business loan collection scam by someone purporting to be Mark Rudic. This is identical to fraud attempts occuring at the same time under the name Dr Richard Abramovic. For full details of how these kinds of frauds work see our Fraud Fact Sheet. For a full list of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. The email exchange with one of the lawyers, as well as samples of the documentation provided by...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam by Dr Richard Abramovic
In late June and early July two Ontario lawyers reported a business loan collection scam by someone purporting to be Dr Richard Abramovic. This is identical to fraud attempts occuring at the same time under the name Mark Rudic. For full details of how these kinds of frauds work see our Fraud Fact Sheet. For a full list of other names attached to this kind of fraud see our Confirmed Fraud Page. Here are examples of the messages (note the different email addresses used): From: Dr. Richard...
[Avoid a Claim] Collaborative family law agreement scam by Kanako Yuji
A Nevada lawyer advised us today that he has received messages based on collaborative family law scam where the fraudster is using the name Kanako Yuji. The initial contact message suggests a payment is owed further to a collaborative law agreement and it is identical to those used in previous fraud attempts we have seen by: Zaira Hoshiko, Adrian Benavides, Anita Bell, Kathy Cheung, Peggy Higashi, Beverly Kawashima, and others. A full list is here. Over the last several months, hundreds...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial litigation retainer scam by Ma Li Ni
Several Ontario lawyers have received emails requests to retain their services in a commercial litigation matter from the purported Ma Li Ni. This appears to be a similar debt collection fraud to those we have seen under the names Anita Khan, Adam Tudore or Gregory Sean Knight. For a full description of how this types of fraud works see our Fraud Fact Sheet. The message appears below: From: MA LI NI malini@servicescopeshop.com Sent: 07/06/2011 05:50 PM ZE2 To: Lawyer Name Subject: legal...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Your Future as a Lawyer
Thinking about your future can bring forth many emotions, especially if the future looks challenging and uncertain. That's why it may be easy for time-challenged lawyers to avoid the exercise. If you are going to retire in the next few...
[Law Practice Advisor] Firm Offer(ing): LexisNexis Cloud-Based Practice Management Suite Arrives
Summertime has brought the sunshine back to New England, at least most days. And, with forthcoming beach trips in the offing, I’m feeling pretty good about listening to some Brad Paisley, in the Jeep, while rolling down some curving ocean and marsh roads, and being buffeted by the breeze. I can’t say that I feel the same way about the weekdays, as the work at LOMAP goes on and on--because we’re not Europeans, and because people continue, almost inexplicably, to open law practices, instead of...
[PA Law Practice Management] Apple iPhone 5 – New or REALLY New?
Sure it’s new, but is there really anything new about it? A recent article in C-Net News reported that Apple placed an order with Taiwan-based notebook maker Pegatron Technology for 15 million iPhone5 units, slated to start shipping in September. The real question is what, if any, upgrades will this new unit provide?  Analysts are divided as to whether this will be a relatively minor upgrade, or include major innovations. You’d think, if there were any major innovations in the works...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Consumer Reports Magazine Archives Public Today!
When it comes to purchasing things, I research things to death. One of my favourite resources is Consumer Reports magazine. It provides independent information, advice and reviews on just about any and every product or service you can purchase (televisions, cameras, cell phones, small and large appliances, cars, food products, hotels etc.). The articles review the features you should know about in so far as selecting between different models and they have helpful charts that rate and compare...