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17 ABA Journal Legal Rebels Updates articles.

JusticeText wins pitch competition at SXSW

JusticeText, a technology platform that assists public defenders with processing video and audio evidence, recently won a pitch competition at the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The creators of JusticeText were featured as 2022 Legal Rebels by the ABA Journal in February.

David Van Zandt has made a career out of touching third rails in higher education

When David Van Zandt became dean of what is now Northwestern University's Pritzker School of Law in 1995, he faced a steep learning curve. Up until then, he had never managed an organization of more than a few people.

Legal writing pro is helping teach AI to draft contracts (podcast)

Ken Adams has brought his contract expertise to a Pittsburgh artificial intelligence startup.

The transactional lawyer stopped practicing law “the regular way,” as he puts it, in 2006 and devoted…

2 Legal Rebels join forces to design the legal department of the future

Sitting on a beach in Florida with his wife, Jeff Carr was enjoying his retirement in April 2017 when he received a phone call asking him to join Univar as general counsel.

From Pangea3 to Burford, David Perla steps lively into new roles

David Perla hasn’t let his innovator shoes collect any dust in the last 14 years.

Legal services innovator moves on to app development (podcast)

It’s too easy for attorneys to be aware that something isn’t perfect in their practices and accept the situation instead of pushing back. So says longtime legal innovator Nicole Bradick.

What have previous Legal Rebels been up to? We talked to 8 of them to find out

We love featuring innovators in our annual Legal Rebels issues, but these creative legal minds don’t stop churning after they earn their titles. ABA Journal editor and publisher Molly McDonough…

Dentons hires former general counsel for General Mills who pushed law firms for diversity

Dentons has hired former General Mills general counsel Roderick “Rick” Palmore, a 2009 ABA Journal Legal Rebel who promoted diversity in the legal profession.

Palmore will serve as a…

Freelance attorney network Custom Counsel acquired by CuroLegal

Custom Counsel, a service which matches lawyers available to do contract work with law firms and legal departments that need temporary or project-based help, was recently acquired by CuroLegal,…

‘I want to push the limit,’ says ‘09 Legal Rebel


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Simplify contracts with software, says Legal Rebel


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Legal Rebel Kingsley Martin

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Social media helps Legal Rebel grow her practice


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Carolyn Elefant

Rebel Year: 2010


Online legal info free for 20 Latin American countries


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Legal Rebels Update: Timothy J. Stanley

Rebel Year: 2009 (Read…

Finding ways to keep fees low is ‘09 Legal Rebel Luz Herrera’s passion


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Legal Rebel Luz Herrera

Rebel Year: 2009 (Read

‘09 Legal Rebel James Holderman Finds Ways to Engage Jurors, Increase Efficiency & Lower Costs


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James F. Holderman

Rebel Year: 2009

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