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 Susumo Katsuro and Eikoh Trading
Two Maryland firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Susumo Katsuro of Eikoh Trading 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...
[Law Technology Today] How to Encrypt Data on Your Mac in a Few Simple Steps
Back by popular demand: Encryption! In 2013, I wrote an article for this blog on how to encrypt data using your Mac computer. Since then, I’ve given numerous presentations and spoken to many attorneys about data security and, in particular, using encryption as a means of protection. As attorneys rely more heavily on electronic communications and storage, encryption, as I see it, is far from going out of style. And, if the National Security Agency uses it to protect their “top secret...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] 15 Resolutions for a More Rewarding Law Practice in 2015
15 resolutions you may want to adopt for your own: 1. Check email in the morning and sort into three folders: Do, Delegate, Delete; you want to use email as a tool not get swallowed up by it. 2. Unless urgent, return calls at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily; you’ll save time batch calling. 3. Have a Work in Process (WIP) meeting Monday mornings for reviewing and updating status of all open matters; you will catch what would otherwise slip through the cracks. 4. Call a different client each...
[Avoid a Claim] Avoiding ‘Inadequate Investigation’ Claims in Wills & Estates
Back in 1998, “inadequate discovery of fact or inadequate investigation” was the fifth most common cause of a claim when we looked at the top five reasons a claim was made against a lawyer. Since then the claims cause of “inadequate investigation” has climbed steadily upwards to the number one spot: By 2014, this category of errors had more than doubled in frequency. Moreover, claims resulting from inadequate investigation or discovery of facts also increased proportionately in terms of all...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Jocelyn Vargas and Loshuka Holdings
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Jocelyn Vargas of Loshuka Holdings 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Roland Meisel and Celonic AG
Firms in Georgia and California notified us that they received an email from the purported Roland Meisel and Celonic AG 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...
[Law Technology Today] Law Technology Today’s Top 10 of 2014
Last week we looked back at the standout articles and posts from Law Practice Magazine and Law Practice Today in 2014. Now, we’re taking a look back at this blog and some of its thought-provoking, or otherwise interesting posts. I confess this has been tricky, as there is such good content; my inclination is to point you to the archives and call it a day. I could do this the long way, like a 70,000 word exposition of all the good content, but I’m opting for the short way: a...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Naoki Nakano and Akiyama International
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Naoki Nakano of Akiyama International 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...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] British Columbia Law Firm’s Computer Network Hacked by Cyber-Extortionist
The Law Society of BC recently issued a warning to its members to be vigilant about their firm’s cyber security after a BC firm’s files were held captive by a hacker who encrypted them and tried to extort payment in return for restoring access. There have been similar cases in Ontario in the last year. …the firm found that its computer system was hacked and paralyzed by a computer virus known as the Cryptowall Virus when the staff showed up for work on Monday, December 29,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Crowdfunding Your Law Practice
Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. The crowdfunding model is fueled by three types of actors: the project initiator who proposes the … Continue reading →