Molly Ranns

Molly Ranns

Host of State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast

Molly Ranns is program director for the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan. Molly is a fully licensed professional counselor and a board-certified addictions therapist

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Recent Episodes
September 12, 2022

What You Need to Know About Trauma-Informed Lawyering

Understanding the impact of trauma helps lawyers to better connect with and care for clients. Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway talk with Aylysh Gallagher and Alexander Rusek about their recent article, An...

August 8, 2022

Top IOLTA Trust Account Questions

To help attorneys understand the particulars on IOLTA accounts, Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway welcome Robinjit Eagleson to answer IOLTA inquiries commonly received by the State Bar of Michigan Ethics Helpline. Robinjit...

July 18, 2022

The Creation of Sustainable, Healthy, and Inclusive Workspaces

Healthier indoor spaces are good for both you and the environment! On Balance hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Molly Ranns get a unique perspective on sustainable, inclusive, and more climate-friendly workspaces from Nicole...

June 13, 2022

Mental Health Challenges Facing the Legal Profession Today

Unique stressors that frequently accompany the life of a legal professional can still be major triggers for depression and other mental health issues. What work still needs to be done to address...

May 23, 2022

The Delta Model: Lawyer Readiness and Competency Post-Covid

The pandemic made many things change at a rapid pace, but even with this evolution, the same competency areas are still needed to thrive in the practice of law. On Balance hosts...

April 11, 2022

Succession Planning for Your Law Firm

Succession planning is critical for ensuring the protection of lawyers, clients, and the public; but does every lawyer need a plan? Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway talk with Alecia Chandler about how...

March 14, 2022

Meditation and Mindfulness Practices for Legal Professionals

Dawn Kulongowski shares mental wellness tips for attorneys.

February 14, 2022

Ethical Wellness in Your Law Firm

Victoria Vuletich explains how ethical wellness helps lawyers make better decisions.

January 10, 2022

Suicide Prevention in the Legal Community

Erica Grigg discusses suicide prevention by sharing her personal story and what to do if you or someone you care about is at risk.

December 13, 2021

Collaboration Tools, Technology, and Tips

Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell share their insights on collaborative technology in legal practice.

November 8, 2021

Gray-Area Drinking in the Legal Profession

Professional burnout and alcohol coach Wendy McCallum offers insights on recognizing unhealthy patterns and making changes.

October 11, 2021

Coping With Stress in the Legal Profession

Anne Chambers shares tips for altering your perspective on stress to create better coping strategies.

September 13, 2021

Supporting Resilience and Mental Health for Law Firm Employees

Laura Mahr shares insights on how to help lawyers and law firms recover from pandemic-related stress.

August 9, 2021

Personal Branding Tips for Lawyers

Katy Goshtasbi digs into how simple self-examination can help lawyers grow their confidence and develop an effective personal brand.

July 12, 2021

The SOLACE Program — Helping Michigan’s Legal Professionals and Law Students

Learn all about the State Bar of Michigan’s new SOLACE Program with esteemed guests Bruce Courtade and Robert Mathis.

June 14, 2021

Building Your Law Firm’s Web Presence

Legal marketing expert Gyi Tsakalakis demystifies methods and means for effectively increasing your law firm’s online presence.

May 10, 2021

Stress and Resiliency in the US Judiciary

Joan Bibelhausen and Judge David Shaheed discuss the findings of the 2020 National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey.

April 12, 2021

The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan – Part 2

Mark Armitage gives an overview of what happens when an attorney grievance moves through the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board’s adjudication process.

March 8, 2021

The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan – Part 1

Grievance Administrator Michael Goetz gives a straightforward explanation of what happens when a complaint is filed against a Michigan attorney.

February 15, 2021

Becoming Tech-Competent at TECHSHOW 2021

ABA TECHSHOW co-chairs Roberta Tepper and Allan Mackenzie share what’s in store at this year’s accessible, affordable, all-virtual conference.

January 28, 2021

Diversity and Inclusion: How Lawyer Wellbeing Promotes Inclusivity

Lawyer wellness enthusiast Alexis Robertson shares insights on the connection between diversity and inclusion and overall wellbeing.