Learn More about the 2023 Great Lakes Legal Conference buttonGreat Lakes Legal Conference 2023

The State Bar of Michigan is set to host this summer's 2023 Great Lakes Legal Conference combining the best of the Bar Leadership Forum and the Upper Michigan Legal Institute. The event will take place June 9-10, 2023, at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

The 2023 Great Lakes Legal Conference is open to all State Bar of Michigan members and will be packed with information on emerging legal issues, leadership development, and practice management. There are multiple learning tracks, and attendees can mix and match which sessions they take from any of the tracks. Plus, this is the perfect opportunity to mingle with Michigan's legal leadership, build new connections, and learn from experts.

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.

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

Upcoming and Recent Additions

In March:

Law Practice Solutions: Zoom: Not a one-trick pony

Podcast: Law Student Well-Being: Advocating for Student Mental Health

Law Practice Today: The Marketing Issue March 2023

In February:

Podcast: How Women Can Speak Up and Stand Out with Confidence

Law Practice Today: The Solo & Small Firm Issue February 2023

In January:

Podcast: Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

ABA TECHSHOW 2023: Your gateway to tech competency

Law Practice Today: The Leadership Issue January 2023