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3 decades ago, legal headhunting required more time for fewer placements

The heavy, hardback editions of Martindale-Hubbell law directories, which were published annually and had different volumes for each jurisdiction, represented an important tool for executive search consultants back in the 1980s, before internet access was common, and lawyers’ backgrounds could only be found through paper or word of mouth.

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Legal Rebels Podcast

Diversity in the legal tech community has been slow but steady

The year 2017 was hailed as the "Year of Women in Legal Tech" based on a few high-profile acquisitions and hires.

The Modern Law Library

How to master the jury selection process

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Fighting for first responders sickened at ground zero turned into yearslong legal battle

Tens of thousands of people worked at ground zero after the World Trade Center attacks in 2001—looking for survivors, sifting for human remains, and breathing in the dust of the pulverized buildings. Their actions were heroic and lauded at the time. But as the months and years passed, many began to become gravely ill.

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What can you learn from a lawyer born the same year that you graduated law school?

Legal Rebels Podcast

Expunging records with new technology

The Modern Law Library

New book addresses critical legal issues, policies and strategies surrounding smart technology

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Pay Attention: CPA serves up financial tips for lawyers

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African American farmer’s legal battle to save his family farm is focus of ‘Catfish Dream’

Ed Scott was the first-ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. The former sharecropper-turned-landowner was part of a class action lawsuit that resulted in one of the largest civil rights settlements in U.S. history. With the settlement of Pigford v. Glickman in 1999, almost $1 billion has been issued to more than 13,000 African American farmers to date.

Legal Rebels Podcast

Exploring new frontiers in research for the legal industry

The Modern Law Library

How power dynamics in the workplace shield perpetrators of sexual harassment

We often associate the #MeToo movement with the entertainment industry, but sexual harassment is a widespread problem in all industries. The hierarchical nature of the workplace influences victims’ fear that reporting harassment will result in retaliation, and they do not feel protected by the very systems that are in place to protect them.

The Modern Law Library

Debut novelist’s tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

In 2009 and 2010, two ships packed with refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war arrived on the shores of Canada. Those refugees inspired Sharon Bala's debut novel, The Boat People, which won the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

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Speak Up: Tips for lawyers on how to give an impactful public speech

Legal Rebels Podcast

How experiential learning in law schools became widely accepted

When Rodney Smolla was featured as a Legal Rebel in 2009, he was in the midst of leading an innovative plan at Washington and Lee University School of Law, which involved eliminating traditional third-year coursework and replacing it with experiential learning.

The Modern Law Library

How to train your expert witness

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First-year lawyer offers self-care tips and shares how he learned to quiet his mind post-law school

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Founder of The Slants talks about the band’s free-speech fight

Legal Rebels Podcast

What’s your brand? Max Miller has some thoughts

It's good to be seen as a "thought leader," but don't call yourself that in marketing materials, says lawyer, professor and small business owner Max Miller.

The Modern Law Library

How the Great Recession changed American law firms

There's no denying that law firms have gone through significant changes in the last decade. These changes continue to create unprecedented challenges for modern law firms today. So, what's next?

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Want to go to law school? This teen has some tips

The Modern Law Library

How to become a federal criminal: It’s easier than you may think

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