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 Technology Today] Two Months Later, Still Thinking of the Clio Cloud Conference
Reflections on the Clio Cloud Conference remain in the forefront of my practice, even two months later. I attended so many great sessions at Clio Con. It was difficult to decide which sessions would take priority, but here are some of my takeaways from the sessions I did attend.  What is so cool to me is that even two months later, I am still thinking about all of the things I learned and how I can keep using what I learned to grow. Day 1 Jack Newton, Keynote Hearing Jack Newton speak was kind...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Shun Yoshiga and Keyence Medical Equipment Ltd
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kazumi Shizuka and Korin Electronics 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...
[Law Technology Today] Tech Toys for the Holidays and Beyond
If you have someone, or a few people, for whom it is difficult to buy, listen to this podcast. Don’t let the “tech toys for the holidays” fool you. Save/tag/bookmark/however you store things for future reference, this post, as it will come in handy whenever you need gift ideas, or to get gifts for others. In this edition of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway present their favorite tech toys for the holidays. Nelson and Calloway have each picked out their choice...
[Avoid a Claim] Avoiding Communications Claims: Wills & Estates
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...
[Avoid a Claim] Equipment purchase scam using the names Akio Kojima and Toa Corporation
A Hawaii firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Akio Kojima of Toa Corporation looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. This is a 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 purchaser (who is part of the fraud). See our Confirmed Frauds page for more of an...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Kazumi Shizuka and Korin Electronics
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kazumi Shizuka and Korin Electronics 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...
[Law Technology Today] The Transformation in Legal Middle Office Services
Within law firms, administrative functions have undergone a dramatic evolution. While the need for traditional word processing has been minimized, it hasn’t disappeared. Instead, it has changed into a position that requires highly skilled, specialized staff. As the tasks have become more sophisticated, so have the backgrounds and experience of the people performing them. Secretaries have been supplemented by trained document specialists who possess advanced skills for “middle office” tasks like...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opportunity – Attorney
              The Lycoming County Public Defender’s Office in Williamsport, PA has an opening for an Assistant Public Defender.  A recent JD graduate who has passed the Bar is suitable.  Applicant must also be a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and possess a valid driver’s license. Interested applicants should mail directly to William J. Miele, Esquire Chief Public Defender 48 West Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701 Be sure to include: writing...
[Avoid a Claim] Avoiding Communications Claims: Family Law
No matter what the area of practice, the number one source of claims at LAWPRO is a breakdown in communication between the lawyer and client. Between 2008 and 2013, nearly 4,600 communications claims – an average of 762 a year – have been reported to LAWPRO. The total cost of these claims to date is about $158 million – and likely to rise as more recent years’ claims are resolved. In the Fall 2011 issue of LAWPRO Magazine we asked LAWPRO claims counsel with expertise in the various areas of law...
[Law Technology Today] How to Use Technology to Create Better Client Relationships
A few years ago I was sitting across from a new client who was 21 years old. When we talked about the importance of keeping each other updated, she asked that I text or email her. She told me she didn’t have a home phone and rarely checked her cell phone voice mail. Because she was a student, her address changed often and snail mail was a hassle to keep track of. At the time I didn’t text much and found it cumbersome to type messages with my big fingers on the small digital display of my...