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] Employee injury settlement fraud by Karen Clark, Michael Park or Gary Triestman
Over the last several months we have seen this fraud a few times, and several times in the last 2 days. It is a simple bad cheque fraud (see this post for an explanation of how this type of fraud works) and involves the supposed payment of a settlement due to an injury at work from an employer to employee. Versions have come from people purporting to be Karen L. Clark, Gary Triestman (g.triestmansr@hotmail.com) or Michael Park (juispark@yahoo.co.jp). The text of the initial contact...
[ABA Site-tation] Welcome MyCase to ABA TechEZ
Body: We're excited to announce a new addition to the ABA TechEZ program: MyCase! MyCase combines legal practice management functionality with social networking-style communication. This allows lawyers to take advantage of traditional, practical case management tools like calendaring, contacts, and document management, while simultaneously providing their clients with 24/7 access to the important details of their case or matter. Because MyCase is cloud-based, you have the flexibility to...
[PMATips] Speaker Resources re: Cyber Bullying & Other High Tech Crimes – 03/29/11
 Have you ever been asked to give a presentation on the topic of bullying or needed a resource to provide to teachers, parents, and middle or high school students on this subject? Thomas M. Cooley Law School Professor, Patrick Corbett, has created a set of resources entitled “Cyber Bullying and other High Tech Crimes Involving Michigan Kids.” Professor Corbett’s hypotheticals may be useful to Michigan attorneys as well as attorneys in other jurisdictions. The material includes nine You Tube...

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[Law Practice Tips Blog] The Forecast is for More Clouds. We Hope that Not all Fade like Drop.io.
As readers of my blog know, I love Dropbox. It is growing in popularity, as it makes many, if not most, lists of "must have" apps for iPad. I do mourn the loss of Drop.io. It was a fine place...
[ABA Site-tation] Secure Client Connections with Subscription VPN
Body: Although Wireless Networking, commonly referred to as Wi-Fi, is universally available (almost!) it isn’t universally secure. News stories, both national and international, reveal the extent and consequences of insecure Wi-Fi connections. Reports of Google’s unauthorized collection of data transmitted over unsecured Wi-Fi networks in 30 countries while collecting data for Google Maps raised eyebrows around the world.  Closer to home, a feud between neighbors became a federal case when it...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Credit Card Processing: LawPay is In, Beacon is Out
Accepting credit cards is a painless way to improve collection of your accounts receivable. Unfortunately, many lawyers shy away from setting up a merchant account. Why? Cost – first and foremost. Some Oregon banks are charging as much as 5% per transaction to process credit cards. (Do the math! This translates to a $50 bank fee [...]
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Deep Thoughts on the Future of Law Practice
There was a great symposium in recent days on the future of law practice. Didn't you get your invitation? Well, that is because it just happened online without apparent advance planning or coordination. While I was attending my son's high...
[Compujurist] Ignite Law 2011 Speakers Announced
The final speakers for Ignite Law 2011 t be held on Sunday evening April 10, 2011 immediately before the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago. For those that haven't heard of Ignite Law, check out the announcement from InsideLegal.
[PMATips] How Do People Find a Lawyer? – 03/22/11
 In 2010, the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services commissioned Harris Interactive to conduct public opinion research examining aspects of decision-making when people seek services for personal legal matters. The standing committee released the survey results earlier this month. The report is at: http://tinyurl.com/4oqv8mp   This 29 page document presents detailed information which is summarized nicely in an eleven point bulleted list on page 5. The poll examined four issues...

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[PA Law Practice Management] Trojan Infects 260,000 Android Devices
The more I see of the Android operating system, the more impressed I become. Despite the headline of this blog post. I was going to switch to the iPhone, despite the lack of acceptable business-grade security. As a touch typist with long manicured nails, I couldn’t wait to start pecking my messages at record speeds. But the reality of the new screen touch about broke my heart. Seems that actual finger heat is required to make the keystroke, not just a tap. Easy with no fingernails....