Legal Rebels

570 ABA Journal Legal Rebels articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues over Hillary Clinton gripe; court order doesn’t stop deportation

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for ‘Russian asset’ comment about unnamed candidate

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate, has filed a defamation suit against Hillary Clinton…

Reinventing the staid field of legal academic writing
Legal academic publishing isn't synonymous with innovation. The mere mention of it can, for some, bring up repressed memories of the most banal and stuffy aspects of law school. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wants to change that.
Finding your niche: How one lawyer built a practice by defending a notorious accused hacker

Tor Ekeland’s advice to others looking to hang their shingle? Stay hungry and don’t shy away from imperfect—or even unpaid—opportunities. “The opportunities and taking the risks in one area put you in contact with a whole host of people,” he says.

Diversity in the legal tech community has been slow but steady

In this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, the ABA Journal’s Jason Tashea talks to Kristen Sonday of Paladin, a platform that helps organizations manage, staff and track pro bono efforts, about the slowly growing diversity in legal tech.

Expunging records with new technology

In this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, Legal Affairs Writer Jason Tashea talks to professors Colleen Chien and Sarah Lageson about their research into the modern trials and tribulations of expungement and sealing of criminal records.

Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri joined forces and took on Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Legal Rebels Rohan Pavuluri and Jonathan Petts never had reason to think much about Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Both came from well-off families and graduated from Ivy League universities. They strongly think that the law shouldn’t discriminate based on income.

Gina Clayton-Johnson helps women who know what it’s like to have a family member locked up

“I realized that there’s a big problem with mass incarceration that we’re not seeing as much research on—that one in four women have a family member in prison,” says Legal Rebel Gina Clayton-Johnson, founder of the Essie Justice Group.

Keith Lee couldn’t find a place online where lawyers could communicate freely—so he created it
With the rise of Twitter and hashtags like #lawtwitter, more lawyers around the world are connected and engaged in public discussions about the law.
The founders of SimpleCitizen resolve to streamline the immigration process
Thanks to love—and subpar customer service—immigration is getting simpler.

Dorna Moini’s software helps legal aid groups and law firms automate users’ form-filling
When Dorna Moini was an associate at Sidley Austin from 2015 to 2017, she welcomed the opportunity to do pro bono work. But the repetitive nature of the job—filling out applications for domestic violence restraining orders—seemed like a waste when her firm was charging hundreds of dollars an hour for her time.
A seminal 1990s event sparked Colin Starger’s devotion to aiding criminal defendants, inmates

Legal Rebel Colin Starger, a 2002 Columbia Law School graduate, introduced the SCOTUS Mapping Project, an online tool that allows users to chart competing lines of Supreme Court majority and dissenting opinions.

With Kimball Dean Parker’s tools, people are better able to access the justice system
Kimball Dean Parker’s first legal technology business was not a moneymaker. But it planted a seed.
Cynthia Conti-Cook crunches the numbers to hold NYPD accountable for misconduct

As a staff attorney at the special litigation unit at the New York Legal Aid Society, a reminder of Cynthia Conti-Cook’s father’s indictment is the cornerstone of a career that seeks justice by speaking truth to power through litigation and data.

Lawyers, organizations design task-automation software with Jonathan Pyle’s Docassemble

In 2015, Jonathan Pyle built Docassemble, a free, open-source platform for expert systems and document assembly. People use it to assemble filings for a variety of legal issues, including divorce, eviction and Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Meet the 2019 Legal Rebels

When the ABA Journal named the first class of Legal Rebels 10 years ago, the legal industry was undergoing rapid transformation. Ten years later, it’s clear that many of the same issues that drove the original class of Legal Rebels to look for solutions outside the mainstream are still prevalent.

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Web First
Some lawyers worry about proposed DOE rule that would remove restrictions on religious institutions
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Topics: Career & Practice
Judge apologizes for 'deplorable' letters he wrote to college newspaper about gay people and AIDS
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Your Voice
Why you should insist on diversity in your law practice
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Podcasts
The court of public opinion: Why litigation PR is a critical component of a case
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