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 Ryan Robert
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Ryan Robert 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 Frauds page for more of an explanation of...
[Law Technology Today] MILOfest: Where Nerds Call Home
I like me a good legal tech nerd festival. Who doesn’t, right? As the years go on, those of us who have a defect/appetite for the latest tech trends have solid options on destinations to drop some money and learn. On the old-school front, there is ABA TECHSHOW, and the new darling is Clio’s Cloud Conference. There also is a niche market that cannot be ignored — straight up gangster Mac-using lawyers. Thus, we have MILOfest (Macs In Law Offices Festival). MILOfest is the baby...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Beware of Bad Check Scams Aimed at Lawyers
Originally posted on NWSidebar:An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue to plague law offices, what they look like, and how to spot them. An overview of the most recent fraudulent check schemes that continue to…
[Law Technology Today] The Problem With Email: Ethics and Confidentiality
Although bar associations gave lawyers the green light to use email to communicate with clients in the late 1990s, the fact remains that standard email is inherently unsecure. Surprisingly, many lawyers are unaware of this disconcerting fact. The truth is that most emails are unencrypted and thus are the online equivalent to a postcard written in pencil. As each email travels to its intended destination, it traverses an untold number of servers and can be intercepted and viewed by virtually...
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] What Keeps Family Law Lawyers Up at Night? High-Conflict Cases
Like many areas of practice, family law is going through a period of change. Both clients and their lawyers are questioning traditional modes of practice. Economic woes both cause legal problems, and leave clients with limited resources with which to resolve them. Stress – for both families in crisis and for their lawyers – is a constant reality. Still, within this challenging climate, family lawyers are expected to work diligently and professionally in the service of their clients’ interests....
[Oregon Law Practice Management] Learn by Doing: Acrobat Tips and Tricks
Mandatory eCourt in Oregon is just around the corner. By court rule, all documents submitted through the eFiling system must be in PDF or PDF/A format and practitioners need to get up to speed now. How can you become a power … Continue reading →
[Law Technology Today] Keep Your Android Phone Running at Peak Performance
Incredibly Fast. Cool to the Touch. Memory for Miles. Those are the three aspects everyone wants in a smart phone. By now, however, we all have heard about batteries over heating, operating systems slowing down, and running out of memory at the exact moment when your dog made the cutest face, and you absolutely must take a picture. Although one or more of these problems has happened to all of us, there are some simple steps you can take to make your life with your Android phone more predictable...
[Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Annuska Eito-Eiichi
We were bcc’d on an email from the purported Annuska Eito-Eiichi looking to retain a lawyer with regard to collecting overdue payments resulting from a separation 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...
[Law Practice Advisor] Secure Your Data: Part 1, An Update on the Massachusetts Data Privacy Laws
When the Massachusetts Data Privacy laws went into full effect in 2010, we wrote extensively on the topic; tracking back to this root post, you can access all of our blog posts on the subject.  Many of the early episodes of our podcast, the Legal Toolkit, were also dedicated to this topic. Since 2010, we’ve experienced cyber attacks against major retailers such as Home Depot and Target; celebrity iCloud accounts have been hijacked and exploited; and most recently the White House computer...
[Law Technology Today] Highlights from Law Practice Division Fall Meeting, Women Rainmaker’s Workshop
Last week was the Law Practice Division’s Fall Meeting and Women Rainmaker’s Workshop in San Diego, California.  The meetings brought together many of the leading figures in practice management and legal technology for several days of CLEs, networking, and business meetings. The Legal Talk Network stopped by to cover the event and spoke to many of the attendees, including our own LTRC Chair Rodney Dowell and LTRC Director Joshua Poje. Rodney and Josh spoke a little bit about the...