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September 2009 Issue

Cover Story

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

Feature Section

    Town Without Pity

    For years, a judge in Pennsylvania jailed kids illegally. Whether it was for ‘tough love’ or just cold cash, where were the lawyers?

ABA Connection

Hungry for Change

Note: Register for this month's CLE "Don't Eat That! Issues in Food Safety," from 1-2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The National Pulse

Marriage Proposal

Supreme Court Report

Hillary: The Law Changer

McElhaney on Litigation

No More Gravy Train

President's Message

Now More Than Ever

Executive Director's Report

Challenges and Accomplishments

Obiter Dicta

In Loco Parentis?

Precedents

September 1, 1807

Letters to the Editor

Rule of Law School