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

[Oregon Law Practice Management] It’s Social Media, Not Anti-Social Media
To start out the week I have more great tips from the 2014 ABA TECHSHOW.  To begin:  “Think before you post” on social media @bobambrogi – @Westlaw [good advice!] The Whys and Wherefores of Having a Facebook Page Does a … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] TECHSHOW for the Technophobe: The Cool Embrace of the Shadow of the Internet
An Old Phone? (Photo credit: World’s Worst Photographer In The World) It’s sort of a rite of passage at this point to go out to the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW (yes, that’s right: ALL CAPS), and to then write a recap post about your experience. I mean, everybody’s doing it: Beverly Michaelis, Bob Ambrogi, Larry Port . . . and, yeah: pretty much everybody else who attended. So, I’m not about to stand by idly while everyone else gets in the layup line. Writing a blog post where I...
[The Last Word] 5 Steps to Easy(ier) Legal Accounting
The Legal Technology Resource Center, a part of the ABA Law Practice Division, is now facilitating free webinars to help lawyers with practice management issues, and the next one, 5 Steps to Easy(ier) Legal Accounting is Tuesday, April 8th, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. (CDT). Sponsored by Clio, the cloud-based practice management system which is […]
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of franchise agreement scam using the name Yoshiaki Fujimori
Seven Ontario lawyers have notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Yoshiaki Fujimore with regards to retaining their services to collect on breach of a franchise agreement. This is a bad cheque scam (similar to those alleging a breach of an IP or copyright agreement) that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] ABA TECHSHOW 2014 - Interview with The TECHSHOW Chair
ABA TECHSHOW 2014 was a great success, breaking all of its previous attendance records. Congratulations to ABA TECHSHOW chair Natalie R. Kelly and the rest of the TECHSHOW planning board. For our Digital Edge podcast this month, Sharon Nelson and...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Kitazawa Masaakira
Lawyers in Serbia, Macedonia and Bulgaria notified us that they received an email from the purported Kitazawa Masaakira looking to retain them with regards to a collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation agreement. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 13 Resources for Protecting Data – Courtesy of the FTC
With data breaches in the news on an almost daily basis, how do you protect your law firm’s assets? What advice should you give to your clients? The FTC offers a list of 13 data security resources to help you … Continue reading →
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Getting the Most Out of Evernote
To quote the source, “Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the Web.” And if you’re a user, you’re addicted. Here are 8 terrific tips from the … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Up, Up and Away (and still be able to close a real estate transaction)
This article by Jeffrey Schwartz appeared in Volume 37, No.1 (December 2011), The Abstract Page, OBA Real Property Law Section Newsletter. Posted here with permission. Scenario 1 Ok, so it’s Friday at 2PM, it’s a long weekend pending and you are looking forward to a) going to the cottage, b) sending the long weekend relaxing, c) going out of town to visit with family or friends. You have just signed your last E-Reg Transfer for completeness. You feel comfortable leaving the office early knowing...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jon Chan and Advan Co Ltd
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jon Chan and Advan Co Ltd looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection. This is a classic bad cheque scam that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance of a lawyer. In this scam lawyers will be duped into wiring real funds from their trust accounts after depositing a fake cheque received as payment from the debtor (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Fraud Page for more of an...