On Balance Podcast


On Balance podcast from the Legal Talk Network & State Bar of MichiganThe State Bar of Michigan 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 & Judges Assistance Program, the series focuses on the need for interplay between practice management and lawyer wellness for a thriving law practice. Brought to you by the State Bar of Michigan and Legal Talk Network.

About Legal Talk Network

Legal Talk Network is a podcast network for legal professionals with hosts from well-known organizations and brands, including the American Bar Association, ABA Journal, Thomson Reuters, Florida Bar, Robert Half Legal, Above the Law, and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Over 20 active podcasts cover important legal news and developments, including access to justice, law school, industry events, legal technology, and the future of law.

Current 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.

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JoAnn Hathaway is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She previously worked as a legal liability claims director, risk manager, paralegal, and legal administrator. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Spring Arbor University and Central Michigan University.

JoAnn Hathaway is a practice management advisor for the State Bar of Michigan. She previously worked as a legal liability claims director, risk manager, paralegal, and legal administrator. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Spring Arbor University and Central Michigan University. She is an Adobe Certified Expert, is a Certified Clio Product Pro, and holds software certifications in LexisNexis Time Matters and Billing Matters software. She is a Registered Professional Liability Underwriter, a licensed property and casualty insurance agent, and the author of the ABA publication Legal Malpractice Insurance in One Hour For Lawyers. She is active in the ABA Law Practice Management Division, serving on the Publishing Board and Law Practice Today Editorial Board, and is a frequent speaker on law firm technology, insurance, and risk and practice management topics.

Tish Vincent is the program administrator of the Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, and has her Masters in Social Work from the Michigan State University School of Social Science.

Tish Vincent is the program administrator of the Lawyers & Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan. She is a graduate of the Michigan State University College of Law, and has her Masters in Social Work from the Michigan State University School of Social Science. She is a licensed therapist and attorney in the State of Michigan and holds a Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor certification. She is a commissioner on the ABA Commission on Lawyers Assistance Programs (CoLAP). She presents frequently on issues of lawyer wellness, stress management, and risks attorneys face when their own wellness is neglected.

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