ABA Journal: Legal Rebels
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The ABA Journal Legal Rebels Podcast features men and women who are remaking the legal profession and highlights the pioneers who are changing the way law is practiced and setting the standards that will guide the profession in the future.
||CleanTrailblazer with a nonlawyer past brings the present and future to law firms||Adriana Linares considers it a badge of honor to work in the legal profession without being a lawyer. Linares co-founded LawTech Partners with Allan Mackenzie in 2004 after several years in the IT departments of two of the largest firms in Florida....||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Ambrogi’s blog points lawyers to tech’s opportunities||Legal journalist and blogger Bob Ambrogi recounts his unorthodox path towards legal journalism, as well as where he sees the legal industry heading – especially as it relates to technology.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBruce MacEwen diagnoses and prescribes for law practice ills||Bruce MacEwen is both a doctor and an epidemiologist in the world of BigLaw firms. A Legal Rebels Trailblazer, the Adam Smith, Esq. founder can diagnose structural illnesses, including aspects of the partner-as-owner model, and he can point to...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Tredennick of Catalyst took the lead in the ‘80s to bring tech to his law firm||John Tredennick started a focus on legal technology in 1988—back when law firms saw it as something limited to fancy computers and adding machines. He asked Holland & Hart, the Denver-based firm where he was a partner, to add the words chief...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom C-Suite-Type Post to Legal Service Founder, Mills Has Always Been a Leader.||Michael Mills has been helping law firms figure out their technological needs since before there was an internet. As one of the first of what are now known as chief knowledge officers, Mills played a leading role in educating his fellow lawyers and...||8/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSusskind sees ‘rosy future’ for law—if it embraces technology||For more than three decades, Richard Susskind has been one of the profession’s most prolific voices in support of implementing technology with legal services delivery. The author of more than 10 books on the topic, his next one will focus on...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPaul Lippe’s ‘new normal’ was always about innovation||For years, Paul Lippe has been a leader in helping corporate law departments adopt the approaches used in the best and most innovative parts of their own companies—and in doing so, significantly changing the relationships with and the work done by...||6/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Solomon found the time was right for her career in online legal research||Plenty of lawyers hate to do legal research: It can be tedious and time-consuming, and one mistake can tank an entire case. For lawyers of a certain generation, the very sight of those two-toned, musty-smelling books that all look the same is enough...||5/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustia’s Stacy Stern finds real profit in making things free||Stacy Stern is in charge of revenues, among her other roles at a successful for-profit company, but she tends to talk more about giving away products and services. It becomes obvious that she thinks giving is more important than receiving—not that...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Legal Rebel Stacy Stern of Justia||In this special ABA TECHSHOW episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebel Stacy Stern, president of the vast legal portal Justia. Stern, one of the co-founders of Findlaw, was named a Legal...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Legal Rebels Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer of Open Legal Services||In this special ABA TECHSHOW episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebels Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer. Argyle and Spencer, profiled as Legal Rebels in 2015, founded Open Legal Services...||4/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Legal Rebel Sarah Glassmeyer of the ABA’s Center for Innovation||In this special ABA TECHSHOW episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebel Sarah Glassmeyer. Glassmeyer, a trained law librarian and free law enthusiast, was named a Legal Rebel in 2016. She...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Legal Rebel Sam Glover of Lawyerist||In this special ABA TECHSHOW episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebel Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist, a one-time blog turned robust legal information site. Sam was named a Legal Rebel...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Legal Rebel Nicole Black of MyCase||In this special ABA TECHSHOW episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebel Nicole Black. Black was in the Journal’s first Rebels class in 2009. Just like then, when she was designated the...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCatching up with Legal Rebels Ed Walters of Fastcase and Kevin O’Keefe of Lexblog||In this special ABA Techshow episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebels Ed Walters and Kevin O’Keefe. Walters, a one-time BigLaw associate and co-founder of the legal-research service Fastcase,...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCodeX co-founder caught the entrepreneurial bug at Stanford||Born and raised in Austria, Roland Vogl fell in love with California almost from the moment he arrived in 1999 as a student at Stanford Law School. In particular, he was drawn to the entrepreneurial ethos of Stanford’s home base of Silicon Valley....||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLawyerist founder Sam Glover reports anecdata from the legal community||The website Lawyerist focuses on getting attorneys information they want. Determining what that is isn't hard, says founder Sam Glover, because readers frequently tell him through the site's discussion forum or on social media. "Sometimes all you can...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudge Dixon stays on to keep bringing tech to courts||At 69, Judge Herbert Dixon doesn’t fit that epigram about old dogs and new tricks. He’s still proselytizing about high tech in courthouses and courtrooms, and he predicts its future. He’s still trying some cases as a senior judge, is a member of..||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegal tech's future is in lawyers' mindset, Randi Mayes says||When you ask Randi Mayes about the future of technology in law firms, she says its growth will stem from attorneys’ behavior rather than specific product offerings. “The real possibility for change in the future sits more with the mindset,” says..||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE-discovery expert Craig Ball: Tech is no harder to learn than driving||Craig Ball likes to say he got into law to stay out of prison. The Austin, Texas-based attorney, professor and electronic evidence expert has always been passionate about technology—somewhat too passionate at times. When he was a teenager, he...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFor Fastcase founders, the message is: Change, and do it faster!||Legal technology has changed since 1999, when Ed Walters and Phil Rosenthal founded the legal research service Fastcase—but not as much as they’d like. Phil Rosenthal and Ed Walters are the founders of the legal research service Fastcase. They...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDewey B Strategic's Jean O'Grady leads lawyers through the tech maze||Most people see librarians as the quiet personification of technical obsolescence. Jean O'Grady is out to change that. The senior director of research and knowledge at DLA Piper in Washington, D.C., is at the forefront of pushing the legal industry...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJerome Goldman’s work gives a voice to SCOTUS arguments||The license plates on Jerome Goldman’s Subaru Legacy reads “OYEZ,” in honor of his U.S. Supreme Court-focused multimedia archive. Now at age 71, Goldman, named a Legal Rebels Trailblazer by the ABA Journal, says he has some more “ephemera”...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeborah Rhode is at war with complacency||Stanford Law School Professor Deborah Rhode is the enemy of complacency. This Legal Rebels Trailblazer is one of the most cited scholars in legal ethics, though she wears many more hats. She has carved out specialties in discrimination (ranging from...||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRocket Lawyer's Charley Moore sees lawyer collaboration as the future||"Working with tech startups, I realized that there is this vast unmet need for affordable legal services," lawyer Charley Moore says. "There's a real need for technology to make it more efficient for lawyers to be able to answer simple questions...||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTech fails too, says Sensei's Sharon Nelson||Lawyers often think technology should always work. That's aspirational, says Sharon Nelson, president of the cybersecurity, information technology and digital forensics firm Sensei Enterprises Inc. "People can screw up, but technology fails too," says..||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Suh sees LegalZoom's job as fixing a 'failed' legal system||"We didn't start out to be disruptive," says John Suh, LegalZoom's chief executive officer. "We were set up to fix a problem. The legal system was broken and too many people were frozen out of it." For Suh, the main goal of LegalZoom continues to be...||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon't fear technology, Ernie Svenson urges; 'It's here; it's good; do it'||Ernie Svenson-a.k.a. well-known blogger Ernie the Attorney-was an early evangelist for what he calls The Paperless Chase. The basic premise: "Anything you can do with paper, you can do more with PDF. Way more." Now he spends a lot of time...||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTechnology is 'breathtakingly positive,' says lawyer and writer Monica Bay||Lawyer and longtime journalist Monica Bay didn't let sexism or a technology-averse legal establishment keep her from breaking new ground. "The baby boomer lawyers were so entrenched with the idea that 'only the girls touch anything with...||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
great show for lawyers from the ABA Journal
I enjoyed the first few episodes and really looking forward to more.
I am the producer and so (admittedly) I am a little biased. That said, this is an exciting project because it presents the opportunity to work with the legal industry’s most innovative minds. If you are a practicing attorney, interested in access to justice, or want to learn more about the future of legal practice… this show is for you. Driven by the high standards set at the ABA Journal, listeners can be sure to get a lot out of each episode.
Paperless law office--interesting
Terry Carter does a great job dissecting how to dive in to the paperless lawyer's world. Very solid info here. Our office "went paperless" as to our new files, and left all existing paper files as is. That way we didn't freak out. Svenson has really good advice on how to get started. Perfect lawyer topic.