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Leonard Suchyta

Leonard Suchyta is the former chief patent counsel for Verizon and its predecessor companies.

Bruce Neckers

I concentrate my practice in mediation and complex commercial litigation. Having completed over 500 mediation cases, I represent plaintiffs...

Susan Howard

Susan Howard was a referee for the Ingham County Friend of the Court, an adjunct professor for Thomas M....

L. Brooks Patterson

L. Brooks Patterson is transforming Oakland County and southeast Michigan with his vision and no-nonsense leadership. His mission is...

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Samantha Meinke

Samantha Meinke is the communications manager at the State Bar of Michigan. In this role, she creates and oversees...

Syeda Davidson

Syeda received her BA from the University of Michigan – Dearborn in 2003. She then attended law school at...

Young lawyers gain immeasurable knowledge from the wisdom of their elders. From the State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference 2018, On Balance guest hosts Samantha Meinke and Syeda Davidson of the Young Lawyers Section interview members of the bar who reached 50 years in the practice of law in 2018. They hear valuable insight from these master lawyers about what they valued most in their careers, their most challenging learning experiences, and what work-life balance advice they have to offer young lawyers. This episode includes interviews from Leonard Suchyta, Bruce Neckers, Susan Howard, and L. Brooks Patterson.

Leonard Suchyta is the former chief patent counsel for Verizon and its predecessor companies.

Bruce Neckers was president of the State Bar of Michigan from 2001-2002 and is a partner with Rhodes McKee in Grand Rapids, MI.

Susan Howard was a referee for the Ingham County Friend of the Court, an adjunct professor for Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and was the first woman to serve as chairperson of the State bar of Michigan Representative Assembly and on the State Bar of Michigan Board of Commissioners.

L. Brooks Patterson former prosecutor and long-time serving chief executive of Oakland County, MI.

Episode Details
Published: October 31, 2018
Podcast: State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast
Category: Best Legal Practices
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State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast
State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast

The State Bar of Michigan podcast series focuses on the need for interplay between practice management and lawyer-wellness for a thriving law practice.

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