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 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.

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 episode, David stressed the importance of a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity for your law firm. This time, David offers practical tips to help you move from the big picture down to the specific safeguards needed to protect essential technology (devices, networks, servers, and more) in use at your legal practice.

David Ries is of counsel in the Pittsburgh, PA office of Clark Hill PLC, where he practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation.


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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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Downloadable Library

The State Bar of Michigan Downloadable Library features a wide variety of law-related e-books and audio books—including many titles about practice management. Michigan attorneys have complimentary access and can check out two titles at a time for 14 days each. Learn more and access the library here.

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Over 750 Audio and e-Books!

  • Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Practice Management
  • Procedural Law
  • Substantive Law
  • Wellness

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 October:

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

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

In July:

Law Practice Today—The "Best Of" Issue

In June:

Accelerate Your Legal Practice

Podcast: Wellness During Times of Crisis

Law Practice Today—The Multigenerational Issue

In May:

This Zoom Resource Guide provides a wealth of information, from training guides, to set up and appearance tips, security information, and more.

Podcast: President Dennis Barnes—Practicing Law During COVID-19

Law Practice Today—The Women in the Law Issue

In April:

Webinar: Business Continuity for Law Offices in the Face of CoronavirusBarron Henley will teach you the steps you need to take to develop your remote practice, from setup to running at full throttle.

Podcast: How to Make LinkedIn Work for You with Allison Shields

Law Practice Today—The Young Lawyers Issue

In March:

Podcast: New Michigan Supreme Court Orders: What Lawyers Should Expect During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Working Remotely

Podcast: All Things Microsoft!—Tools & Tips for Lawyers with Ben Schorr

Making Better Use of LinkedIn (Part 2)

Risk Management Resources

March 9, 2020 Upcoming NABE Webinar: Pandemic Preparedness—Avoiding Panic & Doing the Right Things

Law Practice Today—The Marketing Issue

In February:

Making Better Use of LinkedIn (Part 1)

Podcast: On BalanceRyann Peyton, the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program director, talks about how their program has positively affected Colorado attorneys at many stages of their careers.

Law Practice Today—The Solo and Small Firm Issue

In January:

Law Practice Today—The Attorney Well-Being Issue

In December:

Podcast: On BalanceBarron Henley offers insights on lawyers’ ethical responsibilities for data security. He outlines various security measures lawyers should employ in their practice and advises them to be upfront about security with their clients.

How to Safely Pass Credit Card Fees to Your Clients

Law Practice Today—The Technology Issue

In November:

Podcast: On BalanceBarron Henley talks about the implications for the new rules of technology competence and explores what core technologies and training firms need to ensure compliance.

Michigan is the 37th State to Adopt Duty of Technology Competency

Affordable Technology for Small-Firm Productivity

Podcast: On BalanceJeff P. Wasserman talks about his work for the Delaware Council on Gambling Problems as the Judicial Outreach and Development Director. Jeff is a former attorney and a recovering gambling addict.

Law Practice Today—The Ethics Issue

In October:

(Don’t Do) Death By PowerPoint

ABA TECHSHOW 2020

Law Practice Today—The Management Issue

In September:

Podcast: On BalanceKatie Hennessey talks about the recently adopted amendments to the civil discovery process, and with these rules becoming effective on January 1, 2020, how Michigan lawyers can prepare.

Law Practice Today—The Diversity & Inclusion Issue