State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Pod...

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 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.

Mental Health Challenges Facing the Legal Profe...
20 min
The Delta Model: Lawyer Readiness and Competenc...
27 min
Succession Planning for Your Law Firm
22 min
Meditation and Mindfulness Practices for Legal ...
34 min
Ethical Wellness in Your Law Firm
Victoria Vuletich explains how ethical wellness helps lawyers make better decisions.
24 min
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.
26 min
Collaboration Tools, Technology, and Tips
Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell share their insights on collaborative technology in legal practice.
29 min
Gray-Area Drinking in the Legal Profession
Professional burnout and alcohol coach Wendy McCallum offers insights on recognizing unhealthy patterns and making changes.
31 min
Coping With Stress in the Legal Profession
Anne Chambers shares tips for altering your perspective on stress to create better coping strategies.
19 min
Supporting Resilience and Mental Health for Law...
Laura Mahr shares insights on how to help lawyers and law firms recover from pandemic-related stress.
23 min
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.
29 min
The SOLACE Program — Helping Michigan’s Legal P...
If a crisis has affected you or someone you know in the legal community, the State Bar of Michigan wants to help! Their newly implemented offers support in the event of a catastrophic illness, accident, or event; and this help is available to all...
23 min
Building Your Law Firm’s Web Presence
What do we mean when we talk about web presence, and how exactly can your law firm get it? Hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway welcome legal marketing pro Gyi Tsakalakis to chat about what digital marketing looks like in the current legal landscape....
30 min
Stress and Resiliency in the US Judiciary
The recent National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey offered insights into the overall well-being of judges and the strategies they use to handle stressors in their work. On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway are joined by Joan...
25 min
The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan - Pa...
To continue demystifying the attorney grievance and discipline process, On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway welcome Mark Armitage of Michigan’s Attorney Discipline Board (ADB). Mark explains how complaints move from the Attorney...
19 min
The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan – Pa...
When a complaint is filed against an attorney, what happens next? Will you be investigated? Do you need to lawyer up? On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and Joann Hathaway welcome Michael Goetz, Grievance Administrator for the Michigan Attorney Grievance...
20 min
Becoming Tech-Competent at TECHSHOW 2021
March 8th is right around the corner—do you have your tickets? At this year’s all-virtual conference, attendees will have access to more content than ever before. On Balance hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Molly Ranns welcome TECHSHOW co-chairs Roberta...
18 min
Diversity and Inclusion: How Lawyer Wellbeing P...
JoAnn Hathaway welcomes brand new co-host Molly Ranns to the On Balance podcast. The new duo send their best wishes to veteran co-host Tish Vincent as she embarks on the new adventure of retirement! Jumping right in, JoAnn and Molly welcome new guest...
20 min
Standing Out in 2021: Professional Growth Tacti...
The legal profession has been evolving since its inception, but 2020 accelerated changes at a much more rapid pace. Because of shifts in the economy and the sudden need to offer legal services differently, the profession looks, and may look going...
29 min
Internet Legal Research on a Budget with Carole...
Lawyers may be surprised to learn that publicly accessible websites may be all they need for a significant amount of their online legal research. There may be no need to pay for expensive legal research databases if you know where to look! The State...
32 min
Cybersecurity Practices That Won’t Bust Your Bu...
On Balance hosts JoAnn and Tish welcome back David Ries for part 2 of their discussion regarding economical cybersecurity practices for legal professionals. In last month’s , David stressed the importance of a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity...
28 min
Cybersecurity Practices That Won’t Bust Your Bu...
Attorneys are ethically bound to protect their firms from cybersecurity threats, but many feel out of their depth when choosing security options and fear the involved expense. While cybersecurity is truly a necessary cost of doing business for...
19 min
Legal Malpractice Risk Control in the Covid Era
New risks surfacing for attorneys as a result of the pandemic are generating an increased need to guard your law firm against malpractice. To help listeners get a handle on these new issues, hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway welcome risk control...
33 min
Wellness During Times of Crisis
In this time of stress and uncertainty, it is essential that we continue to examine and prioritize our own mental health. In this edition of the State Bar of Michigan’s On Balance podcast, Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway talk with Molly Ranns and...
26 min
President Dennis Barnes — Practicing Law During...
How has the State Bar of Michigan been impacted by the public health crisis? JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent discuss the latest Bar updates with current president Dennis Barnes. He offers an overview of the Bar’s work to address challenges presented...
23 min