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] Warning: Insurers can ‘contract out’ of the Limitations Act, 2002 in ‘non-consumer’ policies
The law of limitations applicable to insurance claims has entered a period of uncertainty, arising in part from insurers’ ability to “contract out” of the Limitations Act, 2002 (LA 2002) where the insured is not a “consumer.” Claims on group long-term disability policies may prove especially hazardous. This article by Debra Rolph, Director of Research at LAWPRO, discusses this new development, and touches on why certain attempts by insurers to contract out of the LA 2002 are impermissible, and...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Brandon Pham and C S Machine Tech
A Florida firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Brandon Pham of C S Machine Tech 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...
[Law Technology Today] Takeaways From the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference
Typically, you’d expect an event entitled “Futures Conference” to be a lot of talk and very little doing.  But, that’s not the College of Law Practice Management‘s (COLPM) idea of this year’s “Futures Conference” at Suffolk University Law School in Boston on October 16 and 17. Grounded in thought-provoking presentations by attorneys and innovators alike, attendees worked to develop new concepts resulting in a “Shark Tank” competition with awards for the...
[Reid My Blog] This Lawyer's View of an iPhone 6+
It's been a month since I got my new iPhone 6+, and I waited this long to report on it because I wanted to put it through its paces and live with a little bit see the pluses and minuses. No pun intended. Prior to my purchase, I spent a good deal of time trying to think whether I wanted the new 6+. I knew both the iPhone 6 and 6+ would be bigger than my iPhone 5, but I wasn't sure how much extra screen real estate I would need. So I decided to get the 6+, knowing that I could return it up to 14...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Just a Danged Ol’ Lawsuit
Lawyers are serious about our work. It involves important matters on behalf of our clients and can have significant and serious consequences. But it’s important to keep everything in perspective. Here’s a great story from a “former” young lawyer who...
[Law Technology Today] In Brief: Dropbox and Microsoft Partner Up
If you’ve ever been to #MILOfest, you may have wondered why Dropbox doesn’t sponsor it. Talk to lawyers at a tech conference, and you hear it just as often. It is arguably the preferred file-sharing and storage app for lawyers. Microsoft Office is still dominates, too, so a partnership between the two is exciting. What it Means According to a press release issued by Dropbox, much of the world relies on a combination of Dropbox and Microsoft Office to get work done. In fact, Dropbox...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for October 2014
The pace of email frauds continues to pick up this fall, after a lull in August. We received 342 emails from lawyers in October, and posted on 17 new scams. 76% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 18% from Ontario, 2% from elsewhere in Canada and 5% from overseas. Here is the latest map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ originated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in October sorted by scenario: Commercial debt collection: Hu Shunliang of Mah-Shan...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch
Our Digital Edge podcast Lawyers Love New Apple Products: iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch featured Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD.com fame. Sharon Nelson and I had a lot of fun talking about all of the new Apple products with...
[Law Technology Today] How To Survive A Trust Account Audit
Trust accounts are an integral part of many practices, and unfortunately they are also a common source of disciplinary trouble. Seamlessly incorporating your trust accounting into your day-to-day practice management routine is one of the best ways to protect yourself, your firm, and your clients. Yet many firms choose to maintain separate trust accounting systems – increasing complexity and risk in equal measure. Eliminate your accounting headaches and stop living in fear of the auditor...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The High Note
♫ Boy, you’re going to carry that weight, Carry that weight a long time Boy, you’re going to carry that weight Carry that weight a long time…♫ Lyrics and Music by Lennon & McCartney recorded by The Beatles.     This is a guest post from Ann Mehl and originally appeared in her Newsletter and blog under the title “The High Note“. To say that it struck a note is putting it mildly.  I hope you find it to be as moving and reflective as I did.  It is...