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

Focusing on a new aspect of attorney mental health, On Balance Podcast hosts Tish Vincent and JoAnn Hathaway are joined by Olivia Ash and Jeff Zapor to discuss the prevalence of loneliness in the profession and its effect on lawyers. Olivia shares her research on loneliness in legal professionals and describes the drivers behind their sense of isolation. Jeff talks about his personal experience with loneliness and addiction during law school and as a young lawyer and shares his story of recovery. Together, they offer insight into this issue and the need to promote healthy, connected relationships in the profession.

Olivia Ash is an ERISA compliance consultant at Compliancedashboard, LLC and is adjunct faculty at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.

Jeff Zapor is an attorney and licensed professional counselor and a clinical case manager at the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan.

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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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