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The North Carolina Bar Association’s Center for Practice Management (CPM) is the starting point for NCBA members seeking information about technology, practice management, and law firm start up. CPM provides resources to help NCBA member attorneys, paralegals and legal administrators improve efficiency, reduce risk and improve client relations in their law firms.


The Center for Practice Management is also pleased to offer events and training across the state. For more information on our upcoming calendar, click here.







Center for Practice Management Media

    [Law Practice Tips Blog] Coping with the Heartbleed security flaw (and future Heartbleeds)  - April 22, 2014  3:40:01 PM
    Surely you have heard of the Internet security threat Heartbleed by now. But the explanations seem a bit complicated and advice to change all of your passwords yet again seems so “been there, done that.” This is a serious matter....

    [Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Mariam Jacob  - April 22, 2014  10:33:53 AM
    Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Mariam Jacob 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 […]

    [Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Be Safer When Using Remote Access and Public Computers  - April 21, 2014  11:00:38 AM
    Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their […]

    [Avoid a Claim] Separation agreement scam using the name Angela Azuma  - April 21, 2014  10:52:50 AM
    Two Ontario lawyers notified us that they received an email from the purported Angela Azuma 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 […]

    [Oregon Law Practice Management] Just Say No to Charging Clients Merchant Fees  - April 21, 2014  10:00:17 AM
    Lawyers often ask if they may ethically charge clients for credit card merchant fees. There is no ethical barrier to passing on the merchant fee, or crediting the client for the net amount of the transaction only, if the client … Continue reading

    [Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Scrub Confidential Client Information on Discarded Equipment  - April 18, 2014  9:00:00 AM
    Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their […]

    [Avoid a Claim] Protecting Yourself from Cybercrime Dangers: Lock Down and Protect Your Data Wherever it Is  - April 16, 2014  3:00:55 PM
    Cybercrime dangers are many, complex and ever-changing. Hardly a day goes by without another news report of a data breach or other cyber-related scam or theft. Cyber criminals have considerable resources and expertise, and can cause significant damage to their targets. Cyber criminals specifically target law firms as law firms regularly have funds in their […]

    [Oregon Law Practice Management] Legal Tech by the Numbers  - April 16, 2014  10:00:58 AM
    As we bid adieu to tips, sites, and other good stuff curated from this year’s ABA TECHSHOW, some interesting numbers for you – courtesy of the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Who is Using the Cloud and Who is Using … Continue reading

    [Thoughtful Legal Management] Learning to Lead from Your Inner Executive  - April 15, 2014  11:53:52 AM
    ♫ Ah, there’s an elephant standing in the room Ah, though we’re all alone It’s not just me and you…♫ Lyrics and music by E.A. Morillo, H. Romero, J. Nunez, J. Wilkinson, B.M. Burton, recorded by Alexandra Burke.   This is another guest post from Beth Flynn at the Ohio State University Leadership Center. All [...]

CPM CONTACT INFORMATION

Erik Mazzone, Director
8000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 657-1580 direct
(919) 428-3737 mobile
(800) 662-7407 toll-free
emazzone@ncbar.org

Joyce Brafford, Assistant Director
8000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 657-1566 direct
(919) 521-6907 mobile
(800) 662-7407 toll-free
jbrafford@ncbar.org

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