JoAnn Hathaway

JoAnn Hathaway

Host of State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast

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.

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Episodes
September 26, 2019

Michigan’s New Civil Discovery Rules

Katie Hennessey explains Michigan’s new civil discovery rules and shares resources available to help Michigan lawyers get up to speed on the changes.

August 30, 2019

How Loneliness Impacts the Practice of Law

Olivia Ash and Jeff Zapor discuss attorney mental health issues surrounding loneliness.

June 14, 2019

Connecting with Your Clients

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.

May 21, 2019

Do Rock the Boat: Making Workplace Conflict Productive

Practical methods for confronting coworkers, challenging differing positions, and using dissent to improve trust and productivity.

April 19, 2019

Manage What You Do: How Lawyers Can Accomplish More in Less Time

Allison Shields talks about how lawyers can do more in less time.

March 21, 2019

The 2019 Law School Experience

Victoria Vuletich talks about what the law school experience is like for the current generation of students.

February 22, 2019

The Opioid Crisis — Solutions for a Rising Epidemic

Harry Nelson talks about the opioid crisis and his book, “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain.”

December 27, 2018

Lawyer Well-Being: A National Movement for Culture Change

Terry Harrell talks about her work with the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being

September 18, 2018

How to Set Up a Lean Law Firm

Larry Port talks about what a lean law firm is, addresses common misconceptions and what makes this system successful.

August 14, 2018

Must-Do Business Development and Marketing Activities

John Reed talks about essential marketing strategies for lawyers and how it's different from the business development.

July 26, 2018

Depression in the Legal Industry

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.

June 12, 2018

Managing your Firm like a Champion

Andrew Elowitt explains the type of qualities that will make someone a successful law firm manager.

May 22, 2018

Wellness Resources for Lawyers

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.

April 12, 2018

The Law Firm Journey: From Survival Mode to Stage One Business

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.

March 14, 2018

Overcoming Addiction and Achieving Wellness as a Lawyer

Brian Cuban talks about what you can do about addiction both as a lawyer and as an employer.

February 15, 2018

Train Your Employees to Use Technology

Casey Flaherty talks about why investing in proper training is an essential part of investing in new technology.

January 16, 2018

How Lawyers can Harness Social Media

Samantha Meinke talks about how and why lawyers should use social media to improve their practice.

January 16, 2018

Bringing Social Media to the Bench

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.

January 16, 2018

The Skillsets Involved in Arguing Supreme Court Cases

Justice Kurtis Wilder shares what it’s like to argue cases in the Supreme Court and the different skillsets involved.

January 16, 2018

The Tomasik Exoneration Part 2

Takura Nyamfukudza, Mary Chartier, and Dennis and Kim Tomasik about the details of their wrongful imprisonment case.

January 16, 2018

The Tomasik Exoneration Part 1

JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Kris and Marty Tieber, the attorneys who helped reconstruct the Tomasik case and free Dennis Tomasik.

January 16, 2018

An Overview of the 2017 NEXT Conference

Samantha Meinke talks about the 2017 Next Conference including what’s new and what opportunities are available for attendees.

January 16, 2018

Exploring the Tension Between Lawyers and the Media with ABC’s Dan Abrams

ABC’s Dan Abrams discusses the tension between lawyers and the media, finding unbiased jurors, and how this tension affected the Casey Anthony case.

January 16, 2018

Teaser: Introducing the State Bar of Michigan’s “On Balance” Podcast

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.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: Improving Diversity Within the Legal Profession

State Bar of Michigan President Lawrence Nolan on sustaining efforts to improve diversity within the judiciary.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: The Futures Task Force Report

Julie Fershtman talking about the Future Task Force report, the unprecedented changes occurring in the legal industry, and how lawyers can affect this change.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: A Road Map for Law Firm Growth and Development

Ari Kaplan on helping attorneys develop their companies and what lawyers can learn from successful organizations in other industries.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: Streamlining the Judiciary

Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Young on innovations happening in the state and supreme courts and how tech is helping to streamline the judiciary.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section

Shenique Moss on upcoming events available to Michigan’s young lawyers and her experiences with the Young Lawyers Section.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: The Michigan Legal Help Program

A podcast discussing the Michigan Legal Help Program and how they are working to increase access to justice and fill the legal gap.

September 26, 2016

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting: The Michigan State Bar Foundation

Michigan State Bar Foundation Executive Director Linda Rexer talks about the foundation, limited scope representation, and the Michigan self-help program.