Law Firm Owner Defends Hiring A Legal Assistant Who Will Also Provide Childcare For Female Lawyer

The head of a law firm is defending a job posting her firm shared after it began to gain backlash online.

Twitter users blasted the Indeed job posting which advertised a “legal assistant/childcare” opening. 

“We are looking for a legal assistant to work directly with a designated attorney on client’s cases, as well as provide as-needed childcare for the attorney,” reads the job description from Modern Law PLLC in Arizona.

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Amid the outrage, the woman behind the firm who posted the job is defending her decision, claiming that people should be able to establish a balance of juggling different tasks at work and that the job was a “progressive” one that is beneficial in today’s society. 

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The woman wants to hire a legal assistant that will also nanny for a lawyer that often needs to pick up her children from school. 

In a TikTok video that has been viewed over 44,000 times, Billie Tarascio, the owner of Modern Law — a family and divorce legal company — explains the recent job posting that landed her in hot water on Twitter and Facebook. 

“This is my first moment of bad PR and I wanted to know what my TikTok friends think,” she shares. 

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