Law Practice Innovation

ABA Journal Launches 'Legal Rebels' Project


In these times of great economic chaos lies great opportunity.

The legal profession is not just struggling through a recession, but also undergoing a structural break with the past. There is growing consensus that the profession that emerges from this recession will be different in fundamental ways from the one that entered it.

And dozens of lawyers nationwide aren’t waiting for change. Day by day, they’re remaking their corners of the profession. They’re 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 and different.

The Legal Rebels project will profile these innovators and describe the changes they are making. It will tell their stories in the ABA Journal, on LegalRebels.com and through a variety of social media channels using text, pictures, audio and video. The first of these profiles will appear here Aug. 25. More will be added weekly through the end of November.

To kick off the project, the Journal invites readers to participate. Readers can suggest a Rebel to profile. And readers can help draft the Legal Rebels Manifesto.

Hear about the project from ABA Journal editor and publisher Edward A. Adams in this YouTube video:

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