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] Texas lawyer arrested in relation to email frauds targeting law firms
The ABA Journal has reported that a Texas lawyer was arrested in relation to email debt collection frauds that have been plaguing law firms in recent years. The lawyer appears to have been running the fraud as part of an international criminal gang targeting lawyers in several countries, which matches information we’ve seen from a previous fraudster arrest. It’s probably too much to hope that one arrest will slow the pace of these emails, but its good to see law enforcement takes...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the names Zhang Yuan and Julong Machinery Co
A New York firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Zhang Yuan of Julong Machinery 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...
[Law Technology Today] Document Automation for Real Estate Closings
The fees you charge for Real Estate Legal Services are competitive and fair. In order for you to maintain profitability, keep clients happy, and grow your business you need to be as efficient as possible. Real Estate transactions often include the same Title Statements, Forms, client update letters and documents each time, changing out client and property information. Join us for Document Automation for Real Estate Closings to learn how using dynamic document templates, standardized letters,...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] 4 Ways Lawyers Can Be Happier People
What tools do lawyers have in their toolbox to reduce stress and promote happiness? On NW Sidebar attorney Kristina Larry offers up her top four secrets to happiness in the legal profession: Do some good Rethink billing Strike out on … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] AI, Structured Search, Mac to PC and other Quick Hits for Labor Day
Here we are, Labor Day, that last summer holiday. Put your feet up, take a deep breath, survey your surroundings, and enjoy the moment. Now, here is what you read the most in August, that last summer month: How Lawyers and Legal Tech can Work Together to Create a Win-Win Situation Build the Law Firm of the Future: 5 Strategies (video) 5 Questions on Artificial Intelligence How Lawyers are Using Web-Based Software in 2015 Protecting Firm and Client IP from Spear-Phishing Attacks Why Law Firm...
[Avoid a Claim] Business debt collection scam using the name Frank Penwarden
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...
[Law Technology Today] Top Drivers Shaping eDiscovery Today
From Target to Sony, Jeep and others, high profile hacks, data breaches and issues of cyber security have become dominant headlines in the past two years. Rightfully so too, as a recent study found 40% of companies that maintain personal, identifiable data like credit card information, social security numbers, health information, etc., have experienced a data breach of some sort in the past year. It’s a shocking statistic and one that shows data breaches, intellectual property theft and...
[Law Practice Tips Blog] Leadership Training - ABA Lead Law 2015
The American Bar Association just sent me a notice that this week's early bird deadline for its ABA Lead Law 2015 has been extended until September 8. It will be held at Gunther Theatre, Peace Center in Greenville, SC on...
[Avoid a Claim] Five Questions to Ask a New Client
Claims resulting from miscommunication or breakdowns in the lawyer/client relationship can often be traced back to the early stages of the retainer. Did the lawyer truly understand what the client wanted? Were the clients expectations reasonable? Merrilyn Astin Tarlton, writing in the Attorney At Work blog, gives five questions for new clients that lawyers should be getting answers to at the outset. These questions will help you build trust, manage expectations and clearly define the work to...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial equipment purchase scam using the name Carl Olander
A Mississipi firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Carl Olander 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...