Balancing ActApr 13, 2020
47. Decision Fatigue
In this episode, Liz and Claire talk about how decision fatigue and the role of the pandemic.
Claire and Liz discuss the backlog in the courts due to COVID-19.
45. Pandemic Check-In
It's been a minute, but Liz and Claire are back. This episode they're doing another pandemic check-in.
44. Should I Hire an Attorney? Adoption Edition
Concluding the Should I Hire an Attorney series. Claire interviews Liz to determine when one should hire an attorney. This time with adoption.
43. Should I Hire an Attorney? Probate and Estate Administration
Liz interviews Claire to determine when one should hire an attorney. This time in probate and estate administration.
42. Should I Hire an Attorney? Bankruptcy Edition
Claire interviews Liz to determine when one should hire an attorney. This time in the matter of bankruptcy. Spoiler alert: If you are the president of the United States, the answer is yes.
41. Should I Hire an Attorney? Estate Planning Edition
Liz interviews Claire about estate planning. They answer the question, when should I hire an attorney?
40. Should I Hire an Attorney? Family Law Edition
Claire interviews Liz about family law cases. They answer the question, should I hire an attorney?
Episode 39 - Maternity Leave
Claire and Liz discuss taking maternity leave.
38. Looking Forward to the Present
What will the present hold? August 2020 Claire and Liz speculate what life will be like for Fall 2020 Claire and Liz.
37. Expectations vs. Reality
Did Legally Blonde get it right? Liz and Claire discuss the reality of practicing the law compared to their expectations.
🎵 Employees! HUH! What are they good for?🎵
35. Tech Essentials
During Covid-19, what technology do you need to run a successful practice?
34. Bias in the Law: Pt. 2
A continuation of Liz and Claire's conversation about bias.
33. Bias in the Law: Pt. 1
Liz and Claire discuss bias in the legal system.
32. Changes in Bankruptcy Law
Claire and Liz discuss changes in bankruptcy law due to COVID-19.
31. Changes in Family Law
Liz and Claire discuss changes in Family Law due to COVID-19.
30. Estate Planning During a Pandemic
Claire discusses her estate planning practice and how it has changed with Liz.
29. Changes in the Law due to COVID-19
COVID-19 has changed everything, including the law. Liz and Claire discuss how.
28. Pandemic Check-in.
Liz and Claire check in about how they're doing and discuss strategies in this strange new world COVID-19 has brought us.
27. Business Stress V Personal Stress
Liz and Claire discuss stress in different aspects of their lives.
26. Tax Considerations for Business Owners
Claire and Liz discuss the one universal constant besides death. Taxes.
25. Timetracking and Billing
Liz and Claire discuss the art of getting paid.
24. Client Lists and Checklists
Liz and Claire discuss valuable tools for helping clients.
23. Educating Clients
Claire and Liz discuss how they keep their clients informed.
22. The Initial Consult
Claire and Liz discuss meeting with the client for the first time.
21. Hiring An Attorney
Liz and Claire discuss the hiring process.
20. Fee Structures
Liz and Claire discuss how they decide how much to charge for their services.
19. Self Care
Liz and Claire talk self-care as business owners.
18. What Has Changed?
Claire and Liz discuss changes they've made in their law practices.
17. Continuing Education
Claire and Liz discuss how they handle their Continuing Legal Education.
16. Balancing Kids' and Clients' Needs
How do you balance parenting with business ownership?
15. Sharing Personal Information
Claire and Liz discuss sharing personal information.
14. Communicating with Clients
Claire and Liz discuss how they communicate with their clients.
13. Communicating with Opposing Counsel
Liz and Claire discuss how to professionally and effectively communicate with opposing counsel.
12. Communicating with Pro Se Litigants
How do you talk to an opposing party if they don't have legal representation? In this episode, Claire and Liz discuss communicating with Pro Se litigants.
You've opened your solo practice. Now how do you get the word out? Liz and Claire discuss different marketing strategies.
Claire and Liz fangirl about Michelle Obama.
9. Law Changes
Claire and Liz talk about keeping up with changes in the law.
8. Work-Life Boundaries
Claire and Liz talk about how to keep work life and home life separate when you have your own solo practice.
7. Positives and Negatives of Running Your Own Business (Part 2)
Liz and Claire discuss the positives of owning a small business.
6. Positives and Negatives of Running Your Own Business (Part 1)
Liz and Claire talk about the surprises that come with running your own firm. Debunking myths in the process.
5. Office Expenses
Claire and Liz discuss the costs of opening and operating a solo practice.
4. Office Space Options
Claire and Liz discuss options for offices. Do you need a physical location? What's a virtual office?
3. Tech Needs
Liz and Claire discuss technology. What does your business need to get started?
2. Starting a Practice
Claire and Liz talk nuts and bolts of getting a solo practice off the ground.
1. Solo Practice Origin Story
Liz and Claire discuss how and why they opened their solo practices.