Newest Issue - September 2012


Legal Rebels 2012: If the Shoe Fits...

This is our fourth iteration of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels, our annual nod to lawyers who are helping change the profession in ways both big and small. These are the innovators—the folks who’ve found a different path, some new way to blend the needs of their clients or their practice, or even their own needs of personal expression, into the way they practice the law. You, our readers, helped us find the 11 we’ve chosen, and they come from anywhere and everywhere: East Coast, West Coast, solo practice, public interest, BigLaw—wherever someone had a good idea that made the legal system a little better, a little faster, a little more accessible to those in need of justice. A transactional lawyer whose practice preaches nonviolence. A purveyor of access to justice. A law student whistleblower. A defender of whistleblowers. A lawyer who specializes in flash mobs. A couple of friends who simply started their own law firm in its own unique mold. These are challenging times for lawyers everywhere, and these are lawyers who are finding opportunity in that challenge. These are our Legal Rebels, the class of 2012. [Look for full profiles and video in our Daily and Weekly newsletters and at as they are posted throughout September.]


Opening Statements

The National Pulse

Supreme Court Report

McElhaney on Litigation

Business of Law

Your ABA

President's Message


Letters to the Editor


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