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.
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Your grandmother may have told you “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”—but maybe you just need to say it the right way. Hosts JoAnne Hathaway and Tish Vincent are joined by Dr. Liane Davey, Ph.D, to discuss a better way to engage in and resolve workplace conflict, building a healthier, more productive team dynamic in the process. Learn practical methods for confronting coworkers, challenging differing positions, and using dissent to improve trust and productivity—all that and more in this episode of the State Bar of Michigan’s On Balance Podcast.
Dr. Liane Davey Ph.D is an organizational psychologist, public speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author.
Find the Conflict Habit Cheat Sheet discussed in the episode here and learn more about Dr. Davey and about her latest book, The Good Fight, at her website.
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.
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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Podcast: On Balance— Dr. Liane Davey, Ph.D, discusses a better way to engage in and resolve workplace conflict, building a healthier, more productive team dynamic in the process.
Podcast: On Balance—Allison Shields talks about how lawyers can do more in less time. They discuss the importance of setting goals and avoiding the discouraging pitfall of creating never-ending to-do lists.
Podcast: On Balance—Victoria Vuletich talks about what the law school experience is like for the current generation of students including: restructuring trends in the legal profession, technology advancements, shifting student learning styles, and increased support of student mental health.
Podcast: On Balance—JoAnn Hathaway and Tish Vincent talk to Harry Nelson about the opioid crisis and his book, The United States of Opioids: A Prescription For Liberating A Nation In Pain. They discuss the needs for reform in healthcare laws and greater access to treatment for opioid addictions.
Podcast: On Balance—Judge Michelle Rick and attorney Kim Jones talk about Michigan’s rule changes for limited scope representation that aim to lessen the justice gap.
Podcast: On Balance with featured guest Terry Harrell, the executive director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, and a member of the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being. They discuss the “Well-Being Report” created by the Task Force, which was written to be a road map forward for the profession as it shifts its mindset on lawyer well-being.
Law Practice Today—The Attorney Well-Being Issue
Law Practice Today—The Technology Issue
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.
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
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
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
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
Webinar Recording: Evernote as a Law Practice Tool
Webinar Recording: Microsoft Office 365
Law Practice Today--The Young Lawyers Issue
Essential Apps to Increase Efficiency in Your Law Practice
Law Practice Today--The Marketing Issue
Office 365 Trust Center
Microsoft Office Blogs
Book: Microsoft Office 365 for Lawyers, 2nd Edition
Law Practice Today--The Women in the Law Issue