Newest Issue - September 2009

Legal Rebels

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.

Jeffrey J. Hughes: The Legal Grinder

Laurel Edgeworth: The Matchmaker

Patrick J. Lamb: A Betting Man

Roderick A. Palmore: Demanding Diversity

David Van Zandt: Purple Praise

Denise Annunciata: Paralegal Power

Richard Granat: Internet Obsessive


ABA Connection

Opening Statements

The National Pulse

Supreme Court Report

McElhaney on Litigation

Business of Law

Your ABA

President's Message

Executive Director's Report

Obiter Dicta


Letters to the Editor


Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."