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] Need something to read to avoid doing that other thing?
When tracking the causes of claims, we at LAWPRO classify certain claims as relating to problems with “time management”. These claims include losses caused by lawyer procrastination: a specific cause of loss at the root of four percent of claims (by both count and cost) over the past ten years. Would you like to be safer from claims − and have better self-esteem − by procrastinating less? In a former career, I managed authors – in other words, I was the procrastination police – and I learned...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of copyright agreement scam using the names Tomoyuki Iwahashi and Shinchosha Publishing
An Ontario firm reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Tomoyuki Iwahashi of Shinchosha Publishing with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of a copyright 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 party in breach of the agreement (who is...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Takeo Yamamoto and Kanehira Steel
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Takeo Yamamoto of Kanehira Steel looking 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 Fraud Page for more...
[Law Technology Today] Judge Andrew Peck talks TAR in the Courtroom
Many of our listeners will know the term Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) by its more common nickname, “predictive coding.” Lawyers and judges alike need to pay attention to TAR due to potential changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) coming up in December 2015. And since almost all courts accept when lawyers utilize TAR for document review, it is important to keep up. In this episode of Digital Detectives, Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Judge Andrew Peck, an expert in...
[Thoughtful Legal Management] Simplyfile
♫ I just want the simple things..♫ Lyrics, music and recorded by Miguel. This post continues the theme of innovative  technology for lawyers.  John Heckman, a legal technology consultant for whom I have a great deal of respect recently wrote in his blog “Does it Compute” a piece entitled: Technophobe and Proud Of It — the Consequences.  He states that there are “attorneys whose willful refusal to become conversant with their firm’s technology will drag down its...
[Law Practice Advisor] Get Social: Social Law Library Offers Exclusive Discounts to ‘Super’ Marketing Conference Attendees
View image | gettyimages.com   There’s still time to register for our ‘Super’ Marketing Conference tomorrow. And now, there’s another reason to do so: Social Law Library will be offering special deals to conference attendees, including: -reduced rate memberships -20% off web design services -1 free CLE class, to 1 lucky winner -2 for 1 online research database deals Register for the conference here, or just come down. Learn more about Social Law Library here. For sure check out their new...
[Law Technology Today] Learning Law by Seeing and Doing
Law schools teach the law and how to learn the law, but not how to be a lawyer (aside from the odd course on legal ethics or civil procedure). When, then, do students learn not only how to be practicing lawyers, but good practicing lawyers? When I entered the legal profession approximately ten years ago, I had no idea how to speak to matters in court or how to properly file court documents. Luckily, I had the very good fortune of being mentored by competent, caring, dedicated lawyers who took...
[Avoid a Claim] Monthly fraud report for May 2015
The pace of fraud emails has been fairly consistent since February, with a small uptick in May. We received 181 emails from lawyers in May (149 in April) and posted on 11 new fraud attempts (10 in April). 37% of the emails this month came from Ontario, 56% from the US, 3% from elsewhere in Canada and 4% overseas. 7 of the 11 posts dealt with commercial debt collection scams, with the remainder being a business loan scam and spousal support collection fraud. Click here to read about the...
[Law Technology Today] Tips for Selecting a Legal Management Solution
Market changes and challenges in recent years have shown that it is more important than ever to manage your firm more efficiently and productively. There is steeper competition, fewer dollars in the marketplace, and higher demands from clients for more communication and transparency. There is no more room for siloed information, inefficient processes, and work product that’s inconsistent. Join us on Wednesday, June 10th for our free webinar, Tips for Selecting a Legal Management Solution, to...
[Law Practice Advisor] Boston Solo/Small Firm Legal Meetup Happens June 4
View image | gettyimages.com   So, what are you doing after our annual marketing conference this Thursday, June 4? (You’ve heard about that, right?) Why not attend the official post-conference gathering at Scholars on School Street? That’s a lot of questions, I know; but, here’s a statement for you: you should come by. While this will be the ‘official’ conference wrap party, it’s definitely also open to any solo and small firm lawyers in and around Boston — regularly, or on that...