JoAnn Hathaway is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She previously worked as a legal liability claims director, risk manager, paralegal, and legal administrator. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Spring Arbor University and Central Michigan University. She is an Adobe Certified Expert, is a Certified Clio Product Pro, and holds software certifications in LexisNexis Time Matters and Billing Matters software. She is a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter, a licensed property and casualty insurance agent, and the author of the ABA publication Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour For Lawyers. She is active in the ABA Law Practice Management Division, serving on the Publishing Board and Law Practice Today Editorial Board, and is a frequent speaker on law firm technology, insurance, and risk and practice management topics.
Learn all about the State Bar of Michigan’s new SOLACE Program with esteemed guests Bruce Courtade and Robert Mathis.
Legal marketing expert Gyi Tsakalakis demystifies methods and means for effectively increasing your law firm’s online presence.
Joan Bibelhausen and Judge David Shaheed discuss the findings of the 2020 National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey.
Mark Armitage gives an overview of what happens when an attorney grievance moves through the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board’s adjudication process.
Grievance Administrator Michael Goetz gives a straightforward explanation of what happens when a complaint is filed against a Michigan attorney.
ABA TECHSHOW co-chairs Roberta Tepper and Allan Mackenzie share what’s in store at this year’s accessible, affordable, all-virtual conference.
Lawyer wellness enthusiast Alexis Robertson shares insights on the connection between diversity and inclusion and overall wellbeing.
Legal industry analyst Ari Kaplan offers tips for lawyers as they navigate the legal profession’s pandemic-motivated changes.
Carole Levitt and Judy Davis, authors of “Internet Legal Research on a Budget: Free and Low-Cost Resources for Lawyers,” talk about their favorite resources for lawyers.
Cybersecurity expert David Ries shares the essential safeguards needed to protect your law firm’s technology.
Cybersecurity expert David Ries outlines current cyber threats for law firms and gives practical, lower-cost security options that can help protect them from attack.
Sean Ginty assesses new risks attorneys face because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Molly Ranns and Katie Stanley share strategies for reducing stress and prioritizing mental health during the challenges of COVID-19.
President Dennis Barnes shares updates on how the State Bar of Michigan is addressing issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Allison Shields shares tips for enhancing your LinkedIn use.
Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack discusses the Michigan Supreme Court’s recent orders regarding state trial courts during the public health crisis and the order for changes to mental health questions on the Michigan Bar Examination application.
Ryann Peyton discusses the importance of helping lawyers define their professional identity and offers guidance for developing successful attorning mentoring programs.
Barron Henley discusses best practices for law firm security.
Barron Henley discusses Michigan’s adoption of the ethical duty of technology competence.
Jeff Wasserman shares stories of his struggles with gambling addiction, the lessons he’s learned, and the work he’s doing now to help others.
Katie Hennessey explains Michigan’s new civil discovery rules and shares resources available to help Michigan lawyers get up to speed on the changes.
Olivia Ash and Jeff Zapor discuss attorney mental health issues surrounding loneliness.
Dr. Noelle Nelson gives listeners simple techniques for connecting with all types of clients and teach lawyers how to communicate, even if they disagree with their client.
Practical methods for confronting coworkers, challenging differing positions, and using dissent to improve trust and productivity.
Allison Shields talks about how lawyers can do more in less time.
Victoria Vuletich talks about what the law school experience is like for the current generation of students.
Harry Nelson talks about the opioid crisis and his book, “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain.”
Terry Harrell talks about her work with the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
Larry Port talks about what a lean law firm is, addresses common misconceptions and what makes this system successful.
John Reed talks about essential marketing strategies for lawyers and how it's different from the business development.
Shawn Healy talks about depression in the legal profession and why it’s so common. He also offers tips on ways to address depression before it reaches a crisis point.
Andrew Elowitt explains the type of qualities that will make someone a successful law firm manager.
Patrick Krill talks about dealing with anxiety and substance abuse within the legal profession. He includes relevant studies and resources for both lawyers and employers that help cultivate wellbeing in the workplace.
Lea Ann Sterling discusses her experience establishing a successful law firm before practice management tools became popular, the importance of getting advice from reliable experts about technology and bookkeeping and how to find such help.
Brian Cuban talks about what you can do about addiction both as a lawyer and as an employer.
Casey Flaherty talks about why investing in proper training is an essential part of investing in new technology.
Samantha Meinke talks about how and why lawyers should use social media to improve their practice.
Justice McCormack discusses the benefits to judges using social media including communicating with other judges across the state and effectively sharing information with the public.
Justice Kurtis Wilder shares what it’s like to argue cases in the Supreme Court and the different skillsets involved.
Takura Nyamfukudza, Mary Chartier, and Dennis and Kim Tomasik about the details of their wrongful imprisonment case.
JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Kris and Marty Tieber, the attorneys who helped reconstruct the Tomasik case and free Dennis Tomasik.
Samantha Meinke talks about the 2017 Next Conference including what’s new and what opportunities are available for attendees.
ABC’s Dan Abrams discusses the tension between lawyers and the media, finding unbiased jurors, and how this tension affected the Casey Anthony case.
Janet Welch helps Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway introduce “On Balance,” which premieres this week on Legal Talk Network and delivers useful and entertaining ideas on managing life as a lawyer.
State Bar of Michigan President Lawrence Nolan on sustaining efforts to improve diversity within the judiciary.
Julie Fershtman talking about the Future Task Force report, the unprecedented changes occurring in the legal industry, and how lawyers can affect this change.
Ari Kaplan on helping attorneys develop their companies and what lawyers can learn from successful organizations in other industries.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young on innovations happening in the state and supreme courts and how tech is helping to streamline the judiciary.
Shenique Moss on upcoming events available to Michigan’s young lawyers and her experiences with the Young Lawyers Section.
A podcast discussing the Michigan Legal Help Program and how they are working to increase access to justice and fill the legal gap.
Michigan State Bar Foundation Executive Director Linda Rexer talks about the foundation, limited scope representation, and the Michigan self-help program.
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