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 Molly Ranns 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

The recent National Judicial Stress and Resiliency Survey offered insights into the overall well-being of judges and the strategies they use to handle stressors in their work. On Balance hosts Molly Ranns and JoAnn Hathaway are joined by Joan Bibelhausen and Judge David Shaheed, who recently co-authored an article on the survey’s results. They share how and why the survey was created, its findings on mental health and coping mechanisms, and what they recommend for stakeholders to help support judges in their roles. 

Joan Bibelhausen has served as Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers since 2005.

Judge David Shaheed’s legal career spans more than 30 years, including 20 years as a judge in both criminal and civil courts.

 

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Co-Hosts

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.

Molly Ranns is the program director for the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program. She graduated with an MA in counseling from Michigan State University and is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally board certified counselor, and an internationally certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor.

Molly Ranns is the program director for the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program. She graduated with an MA in counseling from Michigan State University and is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally board certified counselor, and an internationally certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor. She has worked with LJAP for the past decade. Molly is passionate about helping legal professionals with issues pertaining to general wellness, mental health, and substance use concerns. She presents regularly on topics pertaining to lawyer well-being and has extensive experience working with impaired professionals, substance use disorders, and mental health diagnoses.

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