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

[Law Practice Advisor] The (Second Annual) Posts of Christmas Past: The LOMAP Blog’s Calendar Year in Review (for 2010)
This is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. First of all, I love Christmas. (No, not “the holidays”, Christmas.) Second of all, this is the week I get to write my (now I can say it’s) traditional Posts of Christmas Past blog. (Get it? “Posts” of Christmas past/”Ghosts” of Christmas Past. Pretty slick, I know.) You know how when your favorite shows are just going along, being your favorite shows . . . and then, out of nowhere: a clip show. (The most egregious example being Seinfeld’...
[PA Law Practice Management] More on Bad Check Frauds
I read a blog post today written by one of my peers. Sheila M. Blackford, the author, is an attorney and Practice Management Advisor for the Oregon State Bar Professional Liability Fund. So here I come to post a link to it, and find that the last thing I wrote about on this blog was exactly the same topic. Yes, it’s that important, or we wouldn’t keep repeating it. I’ve been absent from the blog for a while. A sudden need to provide care for a loved family member, on top of...
[PMATips] Google Labs Announces Ngram Viewer – 12/21/10
Google Labs Announces Ngram Viewer Google Labs has released a powerful new analytical tool, Ngram Viewer, based on their Google Books digitized library. When you enter phrases or words into the viewer, it creates a graph displaying how those words have occurred in books over time. This article from the Wall Street Journal provides a good overview of the recently released Viewer. You can skip the article and go directly to Google Labs for a test drive or check the additional resources provided...

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[Compujurist] IOLTA accounts no longer receive unlimited FDIC Insurance under Dodd-Frank Act
Many US attorneys have started receiving letters from their IOLTA providing banks that the IOLTA accounts no longer receive unlimited FDIC insurance as they had since enactment of the FDIC's Transaction Account Guarantee Program. This change and the reason for the notices is a direct result of the new Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as IOLTA accounts were not included in the enacting provisions for accounts that received this insurance.
[Law Practice Advisor] Source Material: Directed Resources for Massachusetts Data Privacy Compliance
This week's Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers e-Journal Law Practice Management Section Featured Practice Tip comes from LOMAP. This week's Tip highlights data privacy resources available from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. Read the Tip here. To track back through LOMAP's extensive postings respecting Massachusetts Data Privacy, start at this root post.
[SC Small Firm] Keep It Safe
We’ve talked so much about online data backups, that it’s almost refreshing when a hardware product gets attention. I’m talking about the ioSafe, an external hard drive that has been compared to a “black box” on an airplane. Fireproof, waterproof and nearly indestructible, this might be the in-office or in-home backup you are looking for. If you would like to see a comparison of ioSafe products, go here: While you’re there...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Rocky Horror and Law Practice Today
♬ Don’t dream it – be it…♬ Music and lyrics by Richard O’Brien, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. I am pleased to announce that my blog post “Rocky Horror as a Management Lesson” has now been reprinted in the American Bar Association’s ezine “Law Practice Today”. I would like to say “Thank You” to LAW PRACTICE TODAY’s Editor-In-Chief, John D. Bowers, Saul Ewing, LLP their Issue Editor Allison C. Shields, LegalEase Consulting, Inc., and...
[Compujurist] Terrific and Free Mac Resource from
The folks over at are offering another free e-book in PDF format, this time for Mac users. You can download The Awesome Automation Guide for Macs or read it online vie Scribd. According to author Bakari Chavanu "...I wrote this MUO Mac Automation Guide for new and existing Mac users who haven‟t taken advantage of the smart automation features of OS X Snow Leopard"
[Avoid a Claim] Bad cheque scam on real estate deal by Siam Rai
This post contains the amazing back-and-forth email exchange between a lawyer and a fraudster that occurred over the course of four weeks. (See the post on the Melissa Andersen fraud for another amazing back-and-forth email exchange between a fraudster and a lawyer.) This is an example of a bad cheque on a real estate deal deposit fraud (i.e., a bad cheque is given by the purchaser as a deposit on a real estate deal and the deal ends up being aborted, triggering a request to pay the deposit...
[PMATips] LogMeIn-Ignition – 12/14/10
LogMeIn is an application which allows you to access your Mac or PC from remote locations via the Internet. LogMeIn-Ignition is a similar application which allows you to control your computer from your smart phone or iPad. Jeff Richardson, author of the blog iPhone J.D., originally reviewed Ignition a year ago and has published an updated review this month.   LogMeIn-Ignition works for both Macs and PCs connecting from an iPhone, iPad or Droid smart phone. The application costs $29.99 but...

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