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 Martha Burnham
A California firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Martha Burnham 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 name Wilcox Ben
A Nova Scotia firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Wilcox Ben 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 Page for more of an explanation of...
[Law Technology Today] Sustaining a Successful Knowledge Management System
In this episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell discuss curation and personal knowledge management including tools and techniques, ways to improve success, common difficulties, and their own personal experiences. They describe the three important aspects involved in sustaining a successful knowledge management system: collecting the information in one place, organizing it for later access, and using the collected information for legal clients or marketing when it...
[PA Law Practice Management] Records Management for Personal Stuff
Another great post by Patti Spencer, Esquire details which personal records you should keep permanently.  If you tend to hoard more than you should, maybe this will enable you to throw some things away without worry.  Read “What To Keep and What to Throw Away (Part Two of Two)”. The post Records Management for Personal Stuff appeared first on PA Law Practice Management by Ellen Freedman.
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Ryan Offutt and RDO Equipment Co.
Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Ryan Offutt and RDO Equipment Co. 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 Page for more...
[Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Trevor Smith and Takeda Pharameuticals
Three Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Trevor Smith of Takeda Pharameuticals 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 Page for...
[Law Technology Today] Interested In The Future Of Legal Tech? So Are These Law Schools
Topping the field of law schools approaching legal technology are Michigan State University and Suffolk University. Both of these programs are introducing legal technology, actively working to change the practice of law, and influencing the shape legal technology will take in the future. Michigan State University College of Law: ReInvent Laboratory The ReInvent Law Laboratory was created by MSU Law professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake in early 2012 with a goal of incorporating...
[Law Technology Today] Interested In The Future Of Legal Tech? So Are These Law Schools
Topping the field of law schools approaching legal technology are Michigan State University and Suffolk University. Both of these programs are introducing legal technology, actively working to change the practice of law, and influencing the shape legal technology will take in the future. Michigan State University College of Law: ReInvent Laboratory The ReInvent Law Laboratory was created by MSU Law professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake in early 2012 with a goal of incorporating...
[The Last Word] New Practie Niche – Can Law Cure Disease?
I often get questions about underserved areas of practice that other lawyers might not have thought of, so when I see what I think may be a potential new practice opportunity I like to mention. A few days ago I came across an article in the New York Times titled When Poverty Makes You Sick, […]
[Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Wondering Whether Your Practice Structure Could Expose You to Liability for Other Lawyers’ Work?
Lawyers working “in association” need to consider how they may be perceived by clients and the public, since those who hold themselves out as a law firm risk being treated as such by the courts and can expect to be held to the same conflict requirements as a law firm partnership. That’s according to a recent decision by Justice Stinson, in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice [2014 ONSC 3411 (CanLII)] The facts The defendant brought a motion to remove the plaintiff’s lawyer from the record on...