September 2009 Issue
In these times of great economic chaos lies great opportunity.
The legal profession is not just struggling through a recession but undergoing a structural break with the past. There is a growing consensus that the profession that emerges from this downturn will be different in fundamental ways from the one that entered it.
Dozens of lawyers nationwide aren’t waiting for change. Day by day, they’re remaking their corners of the profession. These innovators are finding new ways to practice law, represent their clients, adjudicate cases and train the next generation of lawyers. Most are leveraging the power of the Internet to help them work better, faster, different.
Over the next three months, we’ll be profiling 50 of these Legal Rebels. Some will appear in print, and all will be posted on LegalRebels. The first seven appear in this issue.
For years, a judge in Pennsylvania jailed kids illegally. Whether it was for ‘tough love’ or just cold cash, where were the lawyers?
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