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 equipment purchase scam using the name Diana Bychkova
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Diana Bychkova 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 for more of an...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Nao Mizuno and Eikoh/KIC Trading
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Nao Mizuno of Eikoh/KIC Trading 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...
[Law Technology Today] Three Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Solo
A lot of lawyers dream of opening their own practice. Some do it at the start of their career, some decide to go solo after years of practicing for other firms. No matter what stage of your career you are in, here are three questions you should ask yourself when evaluating whether it is the right time to open your own practice. Are you financially stable? Going solo takes a lot of time and hard work. Along with that hard work, it takes some perseverance; clients don’t just walk in the...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] The 2015 Pacific Legal Technology Conference
On Friday Oct 2, 2015 in Vancouver, BC, the ninth Pacific Legal Technology Conference will take place. But it can also take place right in your office.  This year 13 sessions will be real-time webcast (the keynote will be recorded and made available for viewing after the conference due to logistical issues) allowing both in person and webinar attendees to fully participate in the conference. 28 speakers from Toronto, New York City, Salt Lake City, Alaska and all across BC will speak on such...
[Law Technology Today] E-Billing Tips & Trends
Discover the right approach, process, and technology you can use to turn electronic billing into a competitive advantage in our latest Industry Insight webinar “E-Billing for Everyone: Tips & Trends”. We will cover: How to keep up with e-billing volume growth What you can do about e-billing complexity and avoiding revenue loss How e-billing benefits the client Tips & best practices for internal & external e-billing There continues to be tremendous growth in electronic...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Chizuki Ban and SR Service
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Chizuki Ban of SR Service 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 for...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Makoto Inoue and Orix Corporation
Two Ontario firms have notified us that they received an email from the purported Makoto Inoue of Orix Corporation looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection.. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Hozumi Moki
Four Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Frank Penwarden looking to retain them with regards to a breach of a business loan agreement. 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...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Hiroya Kawasaki and Kobe Steel
Four Ontario firms and one in BC have notified us that they received an email from the purported Hiroya Kawasaki of Kobe Steel looking to retain them with regards to a commercial debt collection.. 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...
[Law Technology Today] Eye Contact Is a Powerful Listening Tool
Listening is something that happens as much with the eyes as with the ears. Convey your attentiveness and respect for your client by listening with both. The first time you meet a client, be sure to look at him or her clearly and directly, eye to eye. Eye contact is the single most powerful way to communicate care and interest. It is especially important to maintain good eye contact when your client is speaking. Do not allow your eyes to wander to other things—files on your desk, your computer...