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Best legal Twitter accounts of 2018

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Dan Lear (@rightbrainlaw)

He is a technology-focused business lawyer, blogger at Right Brain Law and “legal industry gadfly.” He’s also the former director of industry relations for Avvo.

Keith Lee (@associatesmind)

Keith Lee is the founder of LawyerSmack, a private online community for lawyers, a blogger at Associate’s Mind and author of The Marble and the Sculptor: From Law School to Law Practice.

Erin Levine (@hellodivorce)

NEW: She’s founder and CEO of Hello Divorce, a website that aims to manage the California divorce process and take “the drama” out of it.

Cat Moon

Cat Moon

Cat Moon (@inspiredcat)

NEW: She is director of innovation design at the Program on Law & Innovation and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt Law School.

Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC)

He is editor of the blog Above the Law and co-host of the Thinking Like a Lawyer podcast.

Dera J. Nevin (@dera_nevin)

NEW: She’s a Baker McKenzie associate, adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, legal tech specialist and legal process engineer.

Kevin O’Keefe (@kevinokeefe)

He is CEO and publisher of Seattle-based blog-publishing platform LexBlog. His own blog is Real Lawyers Have Blogs.

Melba Pearson (@ResLegalDiva)

NEW: She’s deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida.




NEW: The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services is the largest immigration legal services nonprofit in Texas, focusing on immigrant children, families and refugees.

Daniel B. Rodriguez (@DBRodriguez5)

NEW: The former dean at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and the University of San Diego School of Law is now chair of the ABA Center for Innovation.

Billie Tarascio (@mymodernlaw)

NEW: This 2018 Legal Rebel heads up Modern Law, a divorce law practice, and Access Legal, a legal technology company.

Jae Um (@jaesunum)

NEW: She’s the founder of Six Parsecs, a legal market insights company and a 2018 Legal Rebel. “Jae’s tweets are a great entry into her brilliant long-form posts about data, design and strategy in the legal marketplace,” says Vanessa Butnick Davis, vice president of research and product development at LegalZoom.com.

Mike Whelan Jr. (@mikewhelanjr)

NEW: This Rockport, Texas, solo practitioner, is founder of the Lawyer Forward Conference, which helps you “become a more complete attorney.”


Twitter judges

Chad Burton

Chad Burton is the CEO of CuroLegal and co-founder of Modern Law Practice, firms focused on developing technology to reduce the access-to-justice gap and modernize delivery of legal services. He serves on the governing board for the ABA Center for Innovation.

Photo courtesy of Chad Burton

Vanessa Butnick Davis

Vanessa Butnick Davis is vice president of research and product development at LegalZoom.com. She serves on the advisory boards of PactSafe and Evolve the Law and as a mentor for Law Without Walls. She was named one of the ABA’s Legal Technology Resource Center’s Women of Legal Tech 2018.

Photo courtesy of Eli Edwards

Eli Edwards

Elizabeth T. “Eli” Edwards is the emerging technologies research librarian at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Photo courtesy of Eli Edwards

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