Your Hosts
Sam Glover

Sam Glover is the founder and Editor in Chief of Lawyerist.com. Sam helps lawyers understand the economic, demographic, and...

Aaron Street

Aaron Street is the co-founder and CEO of Lawyerist.com. In addition to his work growing Lawyerist’s community of small firm...

Lisa Needham

Lisa Needham is the Deputy Editor of Lawyerist.com, the Editor-in-Chief of Bitter Lawyer, teaches legal writing at Mitchell Hamline...

“I’m an accidental software developer.”

Billie Tarascio started out trying to build a firm that furthers access to justice, and wound up building a pretty innovative law firm with a software backbone that allowed her to deliver legal services at every price point—and it didn’t work. You’ll find out why in today’s podcast, but first, don’t forget that clients and customers are looking for very different things.

Billie Tarascio has two companies:

  1. Access Legal, a legal document assembly platform sort of like LegalZoom for Arizona divorces.
  2. Modern Law, an Arizona family law firm that relies on the same software (and forms) that power Access Legal.

The thing is, Access Legal is at once really innovative and exciting and almost exactly what everyone says small firms need to be doing, and it didn’t work. Tarascio tried to eat her own lunch, and it just didn’t work.

Listen now to find out why. There may be some important lessons to take away from this.

Episode Details
Published: February 2, 2016
Podcast: Lawyerist Podcast
Category: Access to Justice
Podcast
Lawyerist Podcast
Lawyerist Podcast

The Lawyerist Podcast is a weekly show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street.

Listen & Subscribe
  Apple Podcasts
  Google Play
More Episodes
05/16/18
#172: Law Firm Profile: MyVirtual.Lawyer, with Brooke Moore

In this episode of the Lawyerist podcast, Brooke Moore gives us a snapshot of her client-centric, virtual law firm.

05/09/18
#171: A Law Firm Website Audit Checklist, with Karin Conroy

Guest Karin Conroy talks about the key factors in making your website both functional and effective.

05/02/18
#170: What’s Stopping Lawyers From Addressing Challenges, Natalie Kelly

Natalie Kelly discusses some of the roadblocks that are stopping lawyers from addressing challenges in their firms.

04/25/18
#169: A Recipe for Affordable Legal Services, with Patrick Palace

Patrick Palace talks about how lawyers can help make legal services affordable to all consumers.

04/18/18
#168: A New Direction for Lawyerist, with Stephanie Everett

Stephanie Everett, Community Director at Lawyerist, talks about the big picture of what Lawyerist is up to and what the one-year road map looks...

04/11/18
#167: 4 Law Firm Improvements, with Lori Gonzalez

From documentation processes to mailing resources, Lori Gonzalez shares how to improve your law firm with the simplest of legal technology tools.