It's Our Practice To Help You Manage Yours

Whether you began practicing law last week, last year, or 20 years ago, you probably discovered the hard way that the basics of running a business and managing a law practice isn't something you learned how to do in law school. Accounting problems, managing employees, high technology costs and learning curves, and building a client base keep you from doing what you really want to do—practicing law. Thanks to PRACTICE ez™, help is now as near as your computer or phone.


Practice Management Helpline (800) 341-9715

For assistance call our practice management advisors or email us at pmrchelpline@michbar.org.


On Balance Podcast

The State Bar of Michigan and Legal Talk Network 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.

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 SOLACE Program offers support in the event of a catastrophic illness, accident, or event; and this help is available to all legal professionals and law students in Michigan. On Balance hosts JoAnn Hathaway and Molly Ranns welcome Bruce Courtade and Rob Mathis to discuss how this program operates and how Michigan’s legal community can learn more and get involved in the SOLACE network.

Bruce Courtade is an attorney at Rhoades McKee and a former president of the State Bar of Michigan. 

Robert Mathis is the pro bono service counsel for the State Bar of Michigan.


Law Practice Today e-ZineLaw Practice Today e-Zine

The Practice Management Resource Center has partnered with the ABA Law Practice Division to provide members with a monthly issue of Law Practice Today, bringing you the most current information and trends in the legal industry from legal professionals. Law Practice Today focuses on the practical side of being a lawyer; you'll also find articles on business and career development, and managing your practice and technology.

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The Michigan Supreme Court recently adopted comprehensive amendments to Michigan’s civil discovery rules. The New Civil Discovery Rules became effective on January 1, 2020. To prepare practitioners for this change, the State Bar of Michigan is posting educational resources and events. Learn More

Recent Additions

In July:

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

Webinar: July 28, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. | Getting the Most From Adobe Acrobat See the PDF

Law Practice Today—The Women in the Law Issue

In June:

Practice Management Software: Your Road to Success

Podcast: Building Your Law Firm’s Web Presence

Webinar: June 23, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. | Ethics of E-Discovery

Law Practice Today—The Solo & Small Firm Issue

In May:

Ethical Considerations of Naming a Firm

Webinar: May 26, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. | Zoom Training for Lawyers and Using it Securely See the PDF

Webinar: May 18, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. | Planning the Perfect Online Event

Podcast: Stress and Resiliency in the US Judiciary

Law Practice Today—The Alternative Law Issue

In April:

Law Practice Solutions—An Insider’s Strategy for Planning the Perfect Online Event

Podcast: The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan—Part 2

Law Practice Today—The Young Lawyers Issue

In March:

Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance: Understanding Coverage Limits

For Zoom accessibility guidance refer to Zoom Meetings for Everyone, an easy step-by-step guide, as well as Yale University’s guide Usability & Web Accessibility.

Podcast: The Attorney Grievance Process in Michigan—Part 1

Law Practice Today—The Marketing Issue

In February:

Podcast: Becoming Tech-Competent at TECHSHOW 2021

Legal Technology Assessment—New Discount and Training Resources

Law Practice Today—The Leadership Issue

In January:

Podcast: Diversity and Inclusion: How Lawyer Wellbeing Promotes Inclusivity

Law Practice Today—The Attorney Well-Being Issue

In December:

Podcast: Standing Out in 2021: Professional Growth Tactics for Future-Minded Attorneys

Law Practice Today—The Looking Ahead Issue

In November:

Ten Cybersecurity Lessons Learned About Working from Home

Podcast: Internet Legal Research on a Budget with Carole Levitt and Judy Davis

2020 Economics of Law Practice Desktop Reference

2020 Economics of Law Practice Income & Billing

Law Practice Today—The Ethics Issue

In October:

LegaltechHub—Where legal professionals find the right resources anywhere in the world

Business Development and Marketing During and After COVID-19

Podcast: Cybersecurity Practices That Won’t Bust Your Budget—Practical Tips

Safeguarding Client Data

Lawyers’ Toolkit 4.0: A Guide to Managing the Attorney-Client Relationship

CNA has developed the Lawyers’ Toolkit to assist attorneys in creating documents that will enable them to better manage their interactions with potential and actual clients

Law Practice Today—The Pro Bono & Public Service Issue

In September:

Podcast: Cybersecurity Practices That Won’t Bust Your Budget—Security Basics

Law Practice Today—The Diversity & Inclusion Issue

In August:

Podcast: Legal Malpractice Risk Control in the Covid Era

Why the Right Document Management System is Vital to Your Firm

Law Practice Today—The HR Issue