State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast
The State Bar of Michigan podcast series, On Balance, features a diversified array of legal thought leaders. Hosted by JoAnn Hathaway of the bar’s Practice Management Resource Center and Molly Ranns of the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan, the series focuses on the need for interplay between practice management and lawyer-wellness for a thriving law practice.
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.
Anne Brafford offers strategies firms can implement to effectively prioritize lawyer health and well-being.
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.”
Judge Michelle Rick and attorney Kim Jones talk about Michigan’s rule changes for limited scope representation that aim to lessen the justice gap.
Terry Harrell talks about her work with the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being
Judge Joseph J. Farah shares how attorneys can prepare a proper motion.
Carolyn Williams, Joseph Golden, and Susan & Ed Haroutunian talk about what they valued most in their careers as lawyers.
Leonard Suchyta, Bruce Neckers, Susan Howard, and L. Brooks Patterson talk about what they valued most in their careers.
Justice Bridget McCormack’s talks about how lawyers can balance their careers and personal lives in a healthy way.
Chris Anderson talks about the four sessions he presented at the NEXT Conference that all centered around law firm owner freedom.
Susan E. Reed breaks down some of the complexities of immigration law, encourages lawyers to be educated on immigration law, and offers ways lawyers can partner with clients at MIRC.
Nicole Black talks about artificial intelligence and other legal technology.
Michigan attorneys Tom Rombach and Odey Meroueh discuss limited scope and access to justice initiatives in their state.
Judge Wendy Baxter and Graham Ward talk about the benefits of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and how this form of practice is still evolving.
Hon. Christopher Yates, Hon. Jon Hulsing, and Hon. Tim Hicks talks about the right way to present summary disposition motions.
Kara Hart-Negrich talks about being the incoming chair to the Young Lawyers Section, upcoming plans and events for the next year.
Jennifer Grieco and Donald Rockwell talk about the programs and initiatives that have meant the most to them as bar leaders.
Jack Newton talks about 2018 Legal Trends Report and what it reflects about the legal industry.
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.
Mary Roush and David Leasure discuss the statewide e-filing initiative that the state is working on with ImageSoft in order to bring e-filing to the Michigan Courts.
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 is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She previously worked as a legal...
Tish Vincent retired as the Director of Michigan’s LJAP. She is now the Chair of the ABA Commission on...
Molly Ranns is program director for the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan. Molly...
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