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ABA Journal: Legal Rebels

The ABA Journal Legal Rebels Podcast features men and women who are remaking the legal profession and highlights the pioneers who are changing the way law is practiced and setting the standards that will guide the profession in the future.

Latest Episode
Apr 12, 2017

Justia’s Stacy Stern finds real profit in making things free

Stacy Stern, a 2017 Legal Rebel Trailblazer, talks about making basic law free and available to one and all, while still turning a profit for Justia.

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Apr 6, 2017
Catching up with Legal Rebel Stacy Stern of Justia

Stern, one of the co-founders of Findlaw, talks here about the expansion of Justia, which champions free law for all in the United States and Mexico.

Apr 6, 2017
Catching up with Legal Rebels Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer of Open Legal Services

Legal Rebels Shantelle Argyle and Daniel Spencer talk about Open Legal Services, a not-for-profit law firm they founded in Salt Lake City in 2014.

Mar 29, 2017
Catching up with Legal Rebel Sarah Glassmeyer of the ABA’s Center for Innovation

In this special ABA TECHSHOW episode of the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Podcast, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebel Sarah Glassmeyer.

Mar 29, 2017
Catching up with Legal Rebel Sam Glover of Lawyerist

Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebel Sam Glover, founder of Lawyerist, a one-time blog turned robust legal information site.

Mar 29, 2017
Catching up with Legal Rebel Nicole Black of MyCase

At ABA TECHSHOW this year, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebel Nicole Black.

Mar 29, 2017
Catching up with Legal Rebels Ed Walters of Fastcase and Kevin O’Keefe of Lexblog

This year at ABA TECHSHOW, Molly McDonough catches up with Legal Rebels Ed Walters and Kevin O’Keefe.

Mar 8, 2017
CodeX co-founder caught the entrepreneurial bug at Stanford

Legal Rebels Trailblazer Roland Vogl, CodeX co-founder, talks about his love of the entrepreneurial ethos of Stanford Law's home base of Silicon Valley.

Feb 8, 2017
Lawyerist founder Sam Glover reports anecdata from the legal community

The website Lawyerist founder Sam Glover talks about getting attorneys information they want.

Jan 11, 2017
Judge Dixon stays on to keep bringing tech to courts

At 69, Legal Rebels Trailblazer Judge Herbert Dixon is still proselytizing about high tech in courthouses and courtrooms.

Dec 14, 2016
Legal tech’s future is in lawyers’ mindset, Randi Mayes says

Trailblazer Randi Mayes talks about how the mindset of lawyers will change their use of technology in the future.

Nov 9, 2016
E-discovery expert Craig Ball: Tech is no harder to learn than driving

In this episode of Legal Rebels from the ABA Journal, Craig Ball encourages lawyers from all pasts to learn to use technology in their practice.

Oct 12, 2016
For Fastcase founders, the message is: Change, and do it faster!

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.

Sep 14, 2016
Dewey B Strategic’s Jean O’Grady leads lawyers through the tech maze

Jean O'Grady discusses being at the forefront of pushing the legal industry toward embracing technology as a means of enhancing the practice of law.

Aug 10, 2016
Jerome Goldman’s work gives a voice to SCOTUS arguments

Stephanie Francis Ward talks with Jerome Goldman, Legal Rebels Trailblazer because of OYEZ, his U.S. Supreme Court-focused multimedia archive.

Jul 20, 2016
Deborah Rhode is at war with complacency

Stanford Law School Professor Deborah Rhode discusses legal ethics, discrimination, and criticism of legal education.

May 17, 2016
Rocket Lawyer’s Charley Moore sees lawyer collaboration as the future

Charley Moore talks about Rocket Lawyer, his online, do-it-yourself legal services provider that helps individuals and small businesses access legal forms.

Apr 19, 2016
Tech fails too, says Sensei’s Sharon Nelson

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 technology fails too,” says Nelson. “You really need to recover from what the problem is, as opposed to pointing fingers and being angry.” Nelson and...

Apr 19, 2016
John Suh sees LegalZoom’s job as fixing a ‘failed’ legal system

“We didn’t start out to be disruptive,” says John Suh, LegalZoom’s chief executive officer. “We were set up to fix a problem. The legal system was broken and too many people were frozen out of it.” For Suh, the main goal of LegalZoom continues to be providing access to the legal system for millions of...

Apr 19, 2016
Don’t fear technology, Ernie Svenson urges; ‘It’s here; it’s good; do it’

Ernie Svenson-a.k.a. 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.” Now he spends a lot of time teaching, training and speaking, all aimed at enabling small-firm and solo lawyers with the...

Apr 19, 2016
Technology is ‘breathtakingly positive,’ says lawyer and writer Monica Bay

Lawyer and longtime journalist Monica Bay didn’t let sexism or a technology-averse legal establishment keep her from breaking new ground. “The baby boomer lawyers were so entrenched with the idea that ‘only the girls touch anything with a keyboard’ that they absolutely refused to do anything involving tech,” Bay recalls. “They thought it was beneath...

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Stephanie Francis Ward

Stephanie Francis Ward, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. Stephanie had worked as a...

Victor Li

Victor Li is the legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal. Previously he was a reporter for Law Technology News, the American...

Terry Carter

Terry Carter, a senior writer based in Washington, D.C., joined the ABA Journal staff in 1997. He had been...

Molly McDonough

Molly McDonough, editor and publisher since Feb. 3, 2017, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001. She had been...