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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast
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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 Tish Vincent of its Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program, the series focuses on the need for interplay between practice management and lawyer-wellness for a thriving law practice.

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Oct 31, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Young Lawyers Learn from the Masters — Part 2

Carolyn Williams, Joseph Golden, and Susan & Ed Haroutunian talk about what they valued most in their careers as lawyers.

Oct 31, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Young Lawyers Learn from the Masters — Part 1

Leonard Suchyta, Bruce Neckers, Susan Howard, and L. Brooks Patterson talk about what they valued most in their careers.

Oct 30, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Balancing Career and Life

Justice Bridget McCormack’s talks about how lawyers can balance their careers and personal lives in a healthy way.

Oct 30, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Session Highlights with Christopher Anderson

Chris Anderson talks about the four sessions he presented at the NEXT Conference that all centered around law firm owner freedom.

Oct 30, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Immigration Law

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.

Oct 30, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Automation

Nicole Black talks about artificial intelligence and other legal technology.

Oct 29, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: A Spotlight On Access To Justice

Michigan attorneys Tom Rombach and Odey Meroueh discuss limited scope and access to justice initiatives in their state.

Oct 29, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Judge Wendy Baxter and Graham Ward talk about the benefits of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and how this form of practice is still evolving.

Oct 29, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Presenting Summary Disposition Motions

Hon. Christopher Yates, Hon. Jon Hulsing, and Hon. Tim Hicks talks about the right way to present summary disposition motions.

Oct 29, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: Young Lawyers Section Updates

Kara Hart-Negrich talks about being the incoming chair to the Young Lawyers Section, upcoming plans and events for the next year.

Oct 29, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: What Initiatives Matter Most to Bar Leaders?

Jennifer Grieco and Donald Rockwell talk about the programs and initiatives that have meant the most to them as bar leaders.

Sep 28, 2018
State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018: The 2018 Legal Trends Report

Jack Newton talks about 2018 Legal Trends Report and what it reflects about the legal industry.

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 16, 2018
Bringing E-filing to Michigan Courts with ImageSoft

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.

Jan 16, 2018
How Lawyers can Harness Social Media

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

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 16, 2018
The Tomasik Exoneration Part 2

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

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

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JoAnn Hathaway

JoAnn Hathaway is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan.  She previously worked as a legal...

Tish Vincent

Tish Vincent is the Program Administrator of the Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan. ...