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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

    [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 […]

    [Avoid a Claim] Breach of franchise agreement scam using the name Junya Suzuki  - April 16, 2014  12:35:57 PM
    An Ontario lawyer notified us that they have been contacted by the purported Junya Suzuki with regards to retaining their services to collect on breach of a franchise agreement. This is a bad cheque scam (similar to those alleging a breach of an IP or copyright agreement) that presents as legal matter requiring the assistance […]

    [Slaw: Dan Pinnington] Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!  - April 16, 2014  11:57:14 AM

    Have you developed a new and better way to serve your clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services? If so, you deserve recognition from your legal industry peers, colleagues and clients. Presented by the College of Law Practice Management, the InnovAction Awards recognize lawyers, law firms, and other legal service providers engaged in extraordinary, game-changing, innovative activities. Apply today to share your breakthrough and to earn the recognition you deserve. Applications and more information are available at www.innovactionaward.com

    Past winners are listed here. . . . [more]



    [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

    [Avoid a Claim] LAWPRO Magazine archives: Social media pitfalls to avoid  - April 15, 2014  3:17:55 PM
    Although social media sites offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Some of these risks are obvious, some are not. Before they venture into social networking, lawyers should consider Section 5.5 of the Law Society’s Practice Management Guideline […]

    [The Last Word] How to Handle Heartbleed  - April 15, 2014  12:50:50 PM
    I was out of the office last week when the Heartbleed bug burst into the news so, while I’m a little slow getting information posted about it, things seemed to have resolved themselves and I now feel comfortable providing our members with some information and recommendations about how to deal with it. What is Heartbleed? […]

    [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 [...]

    [Avoid a Claim] Commercial debt collection scam using the names Richard Tena and Smart Service Electric  - April 15, 2014  10:32:56 AM
    An Ontario firm notified us that they received an email from the purported Richard Tena of Smart Service Electric 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 […]

    [Avoid a Claim] Business loan collection scam using the name Albert Dan  - April 15, 2014  10:17:55 AM
    Two Ontario firms notified us that they received an email from the purported Albert Dan 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 […]

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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