Award-winning attorney & law firm business disrupter
Who is Billie Tarascio?
Billie Tarascio has been pushing the boundaries for how to build a successful law practice since starting Modern Law in 2008 in Mesa, Arizona.
After graduating from Law School from the University of Oregon, she started seeing what many lawyers see. “Most of the people who needed our help couldn’t afford attorneys and lawyers needed more work,” she says. Searching for a better way of doing things for attorneys and clients alike, she started by building a low cost law firm to help clients during a difficult economy. Alas, the numbers didn’t work, she recalls. “I needed to find some way of making divorce cheaper,” she said.
That’s when she built Access Legal, a cloud-based document automation software for clients to help them create their own forms and filings, ostensibly with the coaching help of an attorney or paralegal. Still, clients were not always comfortable creating legal documents.
But technology continued to drive the bottom line in her firm, where she developed techniques to tweak results that she’s been sharing with other lawyers around the country.
Through her experiences and driven by metrics, Tarascio has developed the steps to create and assess changes to any law firm, and drive measurable increases in company profits – which ultimately serve clients with better service.
Tarascio has four children ages 3 to 14 and lives in Gilbert, Arizona.
Cups of Coffee
Billie has been a featured speaker at conferences around the country, talking about how to use the same tools she works with. Click the button below to hear her on a podcast direct from the 2018 Clio Conference.
Growing and managing a law firm but need some ideas to tweak your results? Listen in on Billie via a podcast with The Gen Why Lawyer.
“Using technology is fun and will help you manage the numbers, but you need to first develop your vision, values and culture as your firm’s constitution. Then stick with it.”
My Vision, Values & Culture
What is it? It’s figuring out what makes you and your law firm different. Who are you? What are you all about? Doing this one thing will make every other decision easier and more likely to be successful.