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] Business loan collection scam using the name Tamara Hawkins
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Mohammad Sabtu 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] Separation agreement scam using the name Alice Swang
An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Alice Swang looking to retain them with regards to a 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...
[Law Technology Today] Thank You to our June Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors, here at Law Technology Today! Banner Sponsor Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters also submitted a post summarizing a new paper on small firms “cautious” embrace of technology. Worth a read. Webinar Clio The webinar, “How to Vacation as a Lawyer,” provides some useful tips on taking some time off this summer, and in the future. Law Practice Premium Solutions Providers Amicus Attorney Thompson Reuters Firm Central Tabs 3/Practice Master Clio...
[Law Technology Today] Apps that Take my Firm from Office to Poolside
My Summer Hours: Poolside, by appointment only. As the weather has been gorgeous lately, I have found myself working from home or other mobile locations (the pool – there’s WiFi!) more often. These are some apps that I use in my daily routine, which allow me to be mobile. My firm is Mac based so all of these are Mac, iPad, or iPhone versions. They are in no particular order, nor am I receiving any compensation from any of them, even though I know many of the account execs or developers…they don...
[Oregon Law Practice Management] The Five C’s of Hybrid Fee Agreements
Call it a hybrid fee agreement (HFA) or an alternative fee agreement (AFA).  Lawyers are looking for creative ways to appeal to clients who are resisting the traditional hourly rate approach. Employment Law HFA Consider the employment law case that is … Continue reading →
[Law Practice Advisor] Aspirational Passwords: Change Your (Log-in) Habits
Reach For The Sky (Photo credit: allyaubry) I recently came across this first person account of a man who tied his work-required password changes to personal, life goals. Following a divorce, the struggling author changed his password to: ‘Forgive@h3r’. After typing the passphrase over and over again, for a month, he had done so. He used the same technique to quit smoking, save for a vacation and, eventually, to get engaged, again. It’s a simple solution. However, I never thought of it;...
[Avoid a Claim] New practicePRO Resource: The criminal claims malpractice fact sheet
With such a large amount of claims prevention information availalable in LAWPRO Magazine articles and practicePRO resources, we had the idea to create a single, simple fact sheet that CPD providers and others could use in developing their program material. The result was our first “malpractice fact sheet”. It covers criminal law claims and appeared in LAWPRO’s June 24 webzine (or click on the image below). We are also developing malpractice fact sheets for other areas of...
[Avoid a Claim] Breach of IP agreement scam using the names Robert Ullrich and Daimon Verlag
Three California firms reported to us that they’ve been contacted by the purported Robert Ullrich of Daimon Verlag with regards to retaining their services to collect on a breach of an IP 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 also part of...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names David Norman and Moog Components Group Ltd
A Washington State firm notified us that they received an email from the purported David Norman of Moog Components Group Ltd 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...
[Law Technology Today] Four Points of Keeper Security
I had an informative chat with Keeper Security CEO Darren Guccione at Chicago Techweek. It’s description says it’s “a secure and easy-to-use password manage and file-vault.” Made me think of LastPass and 1Password. Digging a little deeper, however, Keeper Security is more like LastPass and Dropbox on encryption and security steroids, with Mission:Impossible self destruct mechanisms. I wanted to know more, and here are three take-aways from my talk with Guccione. Security...