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] Protecting Firm and Client IP from Spear-Phishing Attacks
At Rouse, we provide clients with a full range of Intellectual Property (IP) services, from patent and trademark protection and management, to commercialization and global enforcement and anti-counterfeiting programs. Headquartered in the Untied Kingdom, the firm has 16 offices spread out among 13 countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and we employ more than 600 people. Like most law firms and other organizations today, email is the central hub of our internal communications, as...
[Avoid a Claim] Rule 48 Transition Toolkit helps you avoid administrative dismissal claims
Effective January 1, 2015, a new Rule 48.14 brought significant changes to the administrative dismissal regime in Ontario. After several hundred claims and almost $10 million in claims costs in three and a half years, LAWPRO is happy to see old Rules 48.14 and 48.15 revoked. While the new rule may help stem the tide of claims, the changed deadlines, processes and transition provisions introduce new claims risks that may trap the unwary lawyer. LAWPRO encourages all lawyers to familiarize...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Sebastian Holms and Hitachi High-Technologies
A New Jersey firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Sebastian Holms of Hitachi High-Technologies looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Masahiro Mikami and Tokyo Gas Co
A Texas firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Masahiro Mikami of Tokyo Gas Co looking to retain them with regards to making a large commercial purchase. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Need new clients? Yelp is the Key.
How have you marketed your law firm to potential clients in the past? Maybe, like many lawyers, you’ve run ads in the local newspaper, in the yellow pages or on billboards. Where you shared your information in the past was your decision, driven by traditional advertising and marketing methods and a small number of available information channels. You could feel confident that people looking for lawyers were going to turn to phonebooks or what they’d seen in ads. But you can’t afford to think...
[Just Oregon Lawyers Blog] Guarding against Inadvertent Disclosure: Properly Remove Metadata and Redact Before Transmitting Digital Docs.
Guard against inadvertent disclosures by properly removing metadata and redact confidential information before transmitting those digital documents. Some lessons are so important, they bear repeating. For years the Practice Management Advisors at the PLF and through out the USA and Canada have cautioned lawyers about scrubbing metadata from documents. Here is a brief snippet from my May 2006 Oregon State Bar Bulletin Managing Your Practice article, Metadata: danger or delight? “…...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Is It Safe to Serve on a Client’s Board of Directors?
It can be very rewarding, both personally and financially, to be asked to serve on a client’s board of directors. It’s also easy to understand why a client might make the request: the lawyer may have worked closely with the corporation’s founders to establish the company, and will likely have a solid understanding of the corporation’s objectives, the marketplace challenges it faces, and its relationships with industry partners, suppliers, customers and others. However, sitting on a client’s...
[Avoid a Claim] New in the practicePRO Lending Library: How to Do More in Less Time
Many lawyers work long hours and still do not have enough time to complete all their work–let alone tackle the business aspects of their job, such as marketing, business development, or strategic planning. It’s a common problem and learning how to juggle the work and manage the extras can be overwhelming for the new or seasoned lawyer. How to Do More in Less Time is a valuable resource to help you learn strategies for taking control of your day and become more productive. Written for the...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Windows 10 – Specs and Compatibility Issues
Eager to upgrade to Windows 10?  Take five and learn about specifications and compatibility before upgrading your OS.  In future posts I’ll cover default settings you may want to change and cool new features. Specifications Not sure whether you can upgrade?  System requirements … Continue reading →
[Avoid a Claim] Fraud alert regarding a Trojan virus issued by the Law Society of BC
Here is the text of an August 6, 2015 fraud alert issued by the Law Society of BC regarding a difficult to detect Trojan virus that firms should be aware of. It sounds similar to a virus LAWPRO alerted lawyers to in this December 2012 post. Email containing Trojan virus eludes standard security software A BC lawyer advised the Law Society that he received an email and attachment from Aldo-Henson[at]conpromos.com. The lawyer’s standard anti-virus program didn’t detect a virus, but...