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

Judge Joseph J. Farah of Michigan’s 7th Judicial Circuit Court shares how attorneys can prepare a proper motion. In this episode of On Balance from the NEXT Conference 2018, hosts Samantha Meinke and Rob Mathis talk to Judge Joseph J. Farah about lawyers’ motions being too nebulous. Judge Farah, who spoke at the conference, also describes a game he helped create to test judge’s and attorney’s knowledge of the rules of evidence.

Judge Joseph J. Farah is a judge for the 7th Circuit Court in Genesee County, Michigan.

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

Rob Matis is the pro bono service counsel for the State Bar of Michigan. Mathis’s past experience also includes working as an attorney at Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. and a law clerk at the Michigan Public Service Commission.

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 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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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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Practice Management Downloadable Library

For many years, the Bar's Practice Management Resource Center has offered a lending library that ships printed copies of books upon request. As an enhancement to that service, a free online library is now available that allows members to download e-books and audio books to office computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Unlike the lending library, which requires return shipping, the downloadable library items are free to members and will automatically delete after the designated lending period expires. Follow these PRACTICE ez™ instructions to borrow a book today!

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How to Borrow on Your Mobile Device
How to Borrow on a Computer
How to Borrow for a Nook
How to Borrow on a Kindle

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    50 New e-Books and Audio Books!

  • 20 Retirement Decisions
  • Partner Track
  • Mining the Social Web
  • Project Manager
  • Your Billable Life
  • Why I Failed
Recent Additions

In September:

Podcast: On Balance with featured guest Clio CEO Jack Newton. Hosts talk about the 2018 Legal Trends Report and what it reflects about the legal industry. They discuss the data that’s included in the report and how attorneys can use this information to improve the business side of their practice.

Podcast: On Balance with featured guest Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port, who talks about what it means to be a lean law firm, addressing common misconceptions and the core ideas that make the system successful.

In August:

Podcast: On Balance with featured guest John Reed, who talks about essential marketing strategies for lawyers and how marketing differs from business development.

Law Practice Today—The Attorney Well-Being Issue

In July:

Podcast: On Balance with featured guest Shawn Healy, who talks about the prevalence of depression in the legal profession, why it’s so common, and how to practice wellness in a way that addresses depression before it reaches a crisis point.

Law Practice Today—The Diversity & Inclusion Issue

In June:

Podcast: On Balance with featured guest Andrew Elowitt, who has over 25 years of experience as both an executive and business lawyer with New Actions, a management consulting and coaching firm.

Law Practice Today—The Finance Issue

Limited Scope Tool Kit

In May:

Podcast: On Balance with featured guest Patrick Krill, Director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professionals Program

Law Practice Today--The Future of the Law Issue

In April:

Webinar Recording: Evernote as a Law Practice Tool

Webinar Recording: Microsoft Office 365

Law Practice Today--The Young Lawyers Issue

In March:

Essential Apps to Increase Efficiency in Your Law Practice

Law Practice Today--The Marketing Issue

In February:

Office 365 Trust Center

Microsoft Office Blogs

Book: Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers, 2nd Edition

Law Practice Today--The Women in the Law Issue