Legal Rebels Podcast
60 ABA Journal Legal Rebels Podcast articles.
Born and raised in Austria, Roland Vogl fell in love with California almost from the moment he arrived in 1999 as a student at Stanford Law School. In particular, he was drawn to the entrepreneurial ethos of Stanford's home base of Silicon Valley.
"The idea of being in Silicon Valley and being immersed in the gung-ho spirit where people solve problems—not so much by policy and lawmaking but by building new systems—really appealed to me," says Vogl, a 2017 Legal Rebels Trailblazer.
Mar 8, 2017 8:30 AM CST
The website Lawyerist
focuses on getting attorneys information they want. Determining what that is isn't hard, says founder Sam Glover, because readers frequently tell him through the site's discussion forum or on social media.
Feb 8, 2017 8:30 AM CST
Herbert Dixon had already been eligible to retire for six years before he finally did in 2015, after 30 years on the District of Columbia Superior Court—the district’s version of…
Jan 11, 2017 8:30 AM CST
When you ask Randi Mayes about the future of technology in law firms, she says its growth will stem from attorneys' behavior rather than specific product offerings.
Dec 14, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Craig Ball likes to say he got into law to stay out of prison.
Nov 9, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Legal technology has changed since 1999, when Ed Walters and Phil Rosenthal founded the legal research service Fastcase–but not as much as they'd like.
Oct 12, 2016 8:30 AM CDT
Most people see librarians as the quiet personification of technical obsolescence. Jean O’Grady is out to change that.
Far from sitting in a dusty room full of outdated books and…
Sep 14, 2016 8:30 AM CDT
The license plates on Jerry Goldman’s Subaru Legacy read “OYEZ” in honor of his U.S. Supreme Court-focused multimedia archive, Oyez. And the ringtone on the retired political science professor’s iPhone…
Aug 10, 2016 8:30 AM CDT
Stanford Law School professor Deborah Rhode is the enemy of complacency. This Legal Rebels Trailblazer is one of the most cited scholars in legal ethics, though she wears many more hats. She has carved out specialties in discrimination (ranging from race and gender to the unfair advantages that flow to physical beauty, often probing their intersection with legal ethics) and in criticism of legal education itself.
Jul 20, 2016 8:45 AM CDT
Lawyers often think technology should always work. That’s aspirational, says Sharon Nelson, president of the cybersecurity, information technology and digital forensics firm Sensei Enterprises Inc.
“People can screw up, but…
Jun 15, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
“Nicholas Negroponte’s book Being Digital had a profound effect on me,” Charley Moore recalls. “The book said that anything that can be digitized will be. It’s just a matter of…
Jun 1, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
"We didn't start out to be disruptive," John Suh, LegalZoom's chief executive officer, tells the ABA Journal's Victor Li. "We were set up to fix a problem. The legal system was broken, and too many people were frozen out of it."
May 18, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
Ernie Svenson--aka well-known blogger Ernie the Attorney--was an early evangelist for what he calls The Paperless Chase. The basic premise: "Anything you can do with paper, you can do more with PDF. Way more."
May 4, 2016 8:00 AM CDT
A focus on developing communities is a significant part of Monica Bay's writing, and she says that's why she was drawn to legal technology.
Apr 20, 2016 8:00 AM CDT