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

[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Hackers Fast to Take Advantage of Fears Created by Celebrity Nude Photo Leak
This morning I got the following email, purportedly from Apple Support, telling me to take steps to update my Apple ID information (click ‘more’ to expand this post and see the screenshot): It is a text book example of a phishing scam – the very type of scam that was likely used for tricking some of the celebrities caught in the nude photo leak into disclosing their personal account login information to hackers. (see this Verge article for a detailed timeline and explanation on...
[Law Technology Today] Modern Trends in Data Collection and Analysis
In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview e-discovery solutions expert Aaron Lawlor about what is involved with ESI and data collection, current trends in data analysis, and future advances in technology and process. Lawlor urges every litigator to become experienced with the state and federal rules involving e-discovery in order to better serve their clients. He explains the process of research and documentation of key players in the case, and then...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud summary for August 2014
August was a somewhat quieter month for fraud reports, with many lawyers (and maybe some fraudsters) on holiday. However we still received 235 emailed reports and posted 13 new warnings. 64% of the emails this month came from the U.S., 23% from Ontario, 4% from elsewhere in Canada and 9% from overseas. Here is the latest that map showing where emails to ‘fraudinfo@lawpro.ca’ orginated. (click to enlarge) Here are the email fraud posts we did in June sorted by scenario: Commercial debt...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the name John Peart
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported John Peart looking to 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 an...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Two Minute Tips: How to Reconcile Your Trust Account
Learn how to balance your lawyer trust account quickly and easily by watching a redux of this “Two Minute Tips” segment first posted here. A PDF of this presentation is available for download on JD Supra. All Rights Reserved [Beverly … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Access to Justice Clinical Course Project Adds New Law Schools
The innovative ‘Access to Justice Clinical Course Project’ has recently been awarded another Technology Initiative Grant from the Legal Services Corporation to expand the project to a second round of law schools across the country. The project, a joint collaboration between the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS), began two years ago at six schools and hopes to more than double their participation numbers in...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Be the Messenger (And Don’t Get Shot)
The #1 cause of claims against Ontario lawyers practising in most areas of law is problems with lawyer-client communication. Considering lawyers’ reputation for verbosity, this statistic seems counterintuitive, at least until you consider that some things are easier and more fun to talk about than others. Fun to communicate with clients about: success (and our role in it); progress; winning; good news. NOT fun to communicate: failure (and our role in it); setbacks; losing; increase legal costs...
[Law Technology Today] Quick Hits for Your Holiday
It’s Labor Day, so hopefully you’re taking some time to kick back, relax and recharge. While you’re doing that, here are some notable blog posts and news articles you may have missed. More Doing, Less Talking I went to the International Legal Technology Association Conference (ILTA), and found examples of lawyers and law firms doing, rather than just talking, about the “future practice of law.” From product demos to interactive sessions, lawyers and law firms were...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job Opening – Senior Associate in Estate Admin & Probate
Job opportunity! Wolf, Baldwin, a busy, 8 attorney law firm in Pottstown, Montgomery County (additional offices in Reading and West Chester) seeks a senior associate with significant experience in estate administration and probate to manage their well-established estate planning and probate practice. This is a great opportunity for a solo attorney tired of management headaches, or an attorney in a larger firm who wants to work in a more close-knit environment. Strong computer skills a must. The...
[PA Law Practice Management] Job opening – Executive Director
The Lycoming Law Association has a job opening.  They are looking for a part-time Executive Director to provide professional management for this organization and its 200 plus members. As such, familiarity with lawyers and law offices, together with take-charge ability and management skills are a must. The position will be part-time 25 to 30 hours per week, with salary commensurate with experience. For full details of the position, necessary qualifications, and the application process, please go...