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] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Takayoshi Meiga and Godo Steel
An Ontario firm and one in California have notified us that they received an email from the purported Takayoshi Meiga of Godo Steel looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection.. This appears to be 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...
[Law Technology Today] Marketing, Content, and Humanity
Visitors of this blog are probably familiar with our Marketing category, where posts cover a variety of topics while stay tech-focused. Yet all the technology in the world isn’t useful unless you have a use for it; sometimes it’s helpful to read about practical, actionable steps to market a law firm in addition to the technology part of it. The August issue of Law Practice Today offers articles that give practical steps. Here are some that immediately jump out: “How to...
[Avoid a Claim] The day-to-day stresses and challenges of being a lawyer
A sole practitioner and single mom is locked in a room in her house. Her young autistic son, outside the room, has put a chair up against the door to prevent it from opening. There is a lot of yelling and screaming. She calls 911 and the police arrive. One of the constables happens to be her client – adding to her embarrassment. He talks to her through the window from outside and, eventually, the dust settles. But like any other day, she still has to go to work. This lawyer shared her story...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Koichi Yasui and Toho Gas
Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Koichi Yasui of Toho Gas looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection.. This appears to be 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 Fraud Page for...
[Law Technology Today] Challenges of Accepting Credit Card Payments
What could go wrong with faster cash flow? A lot. Learn how to implement the best solutions for credit card payments in this Industry Insight webinar. Gain insight on: Accepting credit cards at your firm vs. cash or checks. Challenges caused by your merchant services provider. Avoiding issues caused by an improper internal setup.   Thank you to our sponsor: The post Challenges of Accepting Credit Card Payments appeared first on Law Technology Today.
[Law Technology Today] Complimentary Report: Disaster Planning Essentials for Your Law Firm
As a legal professional, the integrity and security of your data is of the utmost importance. With an ethical and regulatory responsibility to protect your client’s confidential information, it is imperative that you have a plan in place to protect your data from loss, corruption, or theft. Having a plan in advance, as simple as it may sound, can tremendously decrease your downtime after a disaster, but you need to make sure it’s a plan that will get your system back up as quickly as possible....
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The Long Tail..Innovation in Legal Services
♫ Where you lead, I will follow Anywhere that you tell me to If you need, you need me to be with you I will follow where you lead..♫ Lyrics and music by Toni Stern and Carole King, recorded by Carole King. Lawyers, I surmise, believe with their long history and experience that they are the innovators of any changes in the legal/justice system.  However, that theory may need further examination. In fact it may have to be turned onto its head. There is a countervailing theory, promoted by Eric...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Is Your Cellphone Subject to Public Records Act Disclosure?
Originally posted on NWSidebar:State Supreme Court ruling makes personal cellphones of public employees subject to Washington’s Public Records Act. State Supreme Court ruling makes personal cellphones of public employees subject to Washington’s Public Records Act. The Washington Supreme Court…
[Law Practice Advisor] Ethical Quandary: How Best to Acquire Information About the Revised Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct
You’ll have heard that the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct were substantially revised this Summer. You’ll have heard that, in part, because we told you about it. . . . which gives rise to an interesting question: How should you best acquire information about the new rules? Decisions, decisions. Well, buck up. You don’t have to decide. Like to read? The Board of Bar Overseers has posted a comprehensive article outlining the major changes. Like to listen? We’ve interviewed bar...
[Law Technology Today] IntheBenches: Filling the Gap in Mentorship
As a legal tech startup mentor, advisor, and tech news follower, it’s clear to me that news about legal tech startups has become much more common today than just a couple of years ago. Much of the discussion in the legal tech startup world has been around legal marketplaces (sites that connect consumers of legal services with lawyers). In fact, just recently one such marketplace, Avvo, raised $71.5 million dollars putting its estimated value at $650 million dollars. With valuations like that it...