ABA Journal


Meet the 2014 Legal Rebels

By Reginald Davis

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The ABA Journal is pleased to present Legal Rebels 2014, with nine new innovators named in this year’s project.

Read short profiles of each Legal Rebel in the September issue of the magazine. And throughout September, look for full profiles at LegalRebels.com.

You’ll meet:
• A young iconoclast whose stated goal is to kill law practice as we know it.
• A lawyer who organized a food truck festival to help her serve creative entrepreneurs.
• The leader of an organization investigating groups that endanger human rights.
• A woman whose childhood experience with the ugly face of divorce led her to provide a more understanding, less fractious process.
• A man using cellphones and social media to bring access to justice to the people of Uganda.
• A judge developing a way for technology to keep people on supervised release from stumbling back into prison.
• An attorney providing e-discovery advice for criminal proceedings.
• A man whose business is making paid-for court documents available for free.
• And a lawyer who is adding available reviews, analysis and comment to Canada’s court decisions.

In these slides you will learn more about this year’s nine.

Also at LegalRebels.com, you can add to our Box Breakers collection of novel strategies to get your creative juices flowing, see timely interviews with past Rebels, and jump into the discussion as bloggers at the New Normal discuss ways to remake the profession. Don’t miss profiles, video and audio from our 91 past Rebel honorees as well.

The future’s so bright for these change leaders, we figured they could use a little shade—in a hipster style. It’s all part of Legal Rebels 2014.

Click on the following names to view a short description of each 2014 Legal Rebel, or view the full gallery here.

Gerald Abila

Ann Aiken

Michelle Crosby

Ronald Deibert

Emma Greenwood

Tim Hwang

Colin Lachance

Gavin McGrane

Patrice Perkins

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