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 Kong Lu and Osanwei Chemicals
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Kong Lu of Osanwei Chemicalslooking 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...
[Law Technology Today] How I Use the Galaxy Gear 2 in my Practice
I get a lot of questions about my watch. And occasionally I overhear interesting comments. “Mommy, why is that lady yelling at her arm?” “I don’t know sweetie, but don’t make eye contact.” Technology is amazing, and when it works the way it’s supposed to, it can make us more efficient. But there are always issues, no matter how good the technology is. Take my watch, for example. Powerful. Efficient. Car Safe. I wear a Samsung Gear 2. Yes, it is plastic and looks a little like the Timex watches...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Client: 'Can My Parents Pay for My Attorney Fees?' Lawyer: 'Yes, but...'
Some lawyers and I recently were discussing the problems of family law cases in which the parents are paying for a child’s attorney’s fees. It is a very common situation, given the finances of many young married couples. Parents are...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Toshimi Gejima and Kyocera Medical Equipment
Two Texas firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Toshimi Gejima of Kyocera Medical Equipment 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] My Experience with Clio’s Android App
At the Clio Cloud Conference in September, as you may have heard, there were some exciting announcements. One struck me as particularly important- the new app for Android phones. I know that most lawyers are iPhone users, but there are some of us who really enjoy the Android platform. Understandably, I was beginning to feel left out. Thankfully, Clio dropped the new app just in time for the conference, and I can finally explore Clio in a fully mobile environment. After about an hour of setting...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers podcast
So what do you know about Microsoft Office 365? It is a way to convince you to get Office with an annual subscription payment instead of buying the software when you choose, right? It is in the cloud, right? Well,...
[Law Practice Advisor] 3 Second Rule: Does Your Website Floor Visitors?
#476900827 / gettyimages.com About three seconds. That’s how much time visitors will give your website before forming a first (and, perhaps fixed and final) impression. (There are versions of this parable in which time gets extended — up to about a minute; still, that’s almost just as harrowing.) Given that truncated pitch cycle, it’s essential that your website design becomes instantly impactful to visitors. There is much good content available via the interwebs respecting the...

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[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Warning Re: Claims Exposure Where Private Mortgage Advance Goes to Third Party
[The following is the text of a LAWPRO alert sent October 7, 2014. This post mirrors the alert, but includes samples of the new exemption clauses we have seen in claims files.] LAWPRO has become aware of a new exception to coverage in certain title insurance policies which could expose real estate practitioners to claims from their private lender clients. The issue has recently arisen in connection with private residential mortgage transactions, and in particular where the lender and borrower...
[The Last Word] Solo Out of the Gate
Designed for both the new attorney looking to hang a shingle and established practitioners thinking of leaving a firm to start a solo practice, Solo Out of the Gate, a 6 CLE credit hour program (1 ethics hour) on October 17th from Cumberland School of Law, will cover everything you need to know to get […]
[Avoid a Claim] Warning re: claims exposure where private mortgage advance goes to third party
LAWPRO has become aware of a new exception to coverage in certain title insurance policies which could expose real estate practitioners to claims from their private lender clients. The issue has recently arisen in connection with private residential mortgage transactions, and in particular where the lender and borrower are separately represented, as required, because the loan is more than $50,000. This is the basic scenario: After the lender’s and borrower’s lawyers conduct their respective...