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.
Released Nov. 30, ChatGPT, a chatbot created by OpenAI, has made waves in a short amount of time for how responsive, sophisticated and realistic it is.
Shearman & Sterling’s global director of legal operations discusses his group’s objectives, goals, current and future projects and uniqueness in the law firm world.
Four years ago, Damien Riehl, like many others, was quite bullish about the future of autonomous vehicles.
A partner at a personal injury firm discusses the potential of the metaverse for lawyers and law firms.
Chatbots have emerged as a tool with the enormous potential to help bridge the access-to-justice gap. But could they also have an enormous potential for harm?
As things are opening up again and people are getting back to how they lived before the COVID-19 pandemic, will that spell the end of the remote-work era?
An immigration lawyer talks about law and policy, as well as the potential of technology to streamline and improve the immigration process.
A professor talks about New York-based company Upsolve’s lawsuit regarding UPL rules and access-to-justice issues in general.
A legal tech CEO talks to the ABA Journal’s Victor Li about how EmotionTrac works and how lawyers can use it for their benefit.
A legal tech CEO talks about how TurnSignl works; the benefits of using the app for users, lawyers and police officers; and his plans for the future.
A lawyer realized that there were limited tech options to assist him in the alternative dispute resolution realm, so he and his wife developed a technology platform for mediators and arbitrators.
“It is a really exciting frontier to be in to be able to look at projects in both the regulatory reform states at once,” says director Stacy Butler.
“We treat contracting like a loop, where we feel it is really important that you learn from your executed contracts to make your new agreements better,” says Jake Sussman of Evisort.
Everlaw CEO AJ Shankar shares how his company has enhanced its e-discovery offerings.
A law professor discusses the creation and components of the VIISTA program, the diverse backgrounds of students it has attracted so far, and the types of work that the program's initial graduates...
David Wang emphasizes that the firm’s lawyers will still have key roles to play in assisting clients with completing their registration statements ahead of planned initial public offerings.
"We are creating a much more connected ecosystem, so that in-house teams can find the right solution in one place," says Basha Rubin, CEO and co-founder at Priori.
Sonja Ebron discusses the build-up to the launch of Courtroom5 in 2017 and breaks down the different ways the platform can assist users.
NextChapter’s success last year came in its first full year after being acquired by legal research company FastCase.
Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.
A former assistant attorney general has created an AI-powered legal writing tool to help other lawyers craft case-winning briefs in an efficient manner.
When two women discussed starting their own law firm two years ago, the experienced in-house lawyers agreed that they should take a subscription-pricing approach with clients.
“You make a lot more money when you come work for us than you do at a traditional firm,” says Kevin Broyles, a co-founder and managing partner of FisherBroyles.
John Van Amsterdam says his law firm has prioritized frequent virtual contacts with new attorneys and staff, generating particularly good feedback from lateral hires.
Michael Ellenhorn, the founder and CEO of Decipher, says law firms would be wise not to quicken the hiring process too much.
For now, Don Fancher says Deloitte is focused in the United States on growing the legal business services practice that it launched in July.
L. Song Richardson, the dean at the University of California at Irvine School of Law, discusses with the ABA Journal's Lyle Moran how to making remote learning successful during a pandemic.
Sherry Cushman, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, talks to the ABA Journal's Lyle Moran about law firms and real estate downsizing during the coronavirus pandemic.
Judge Scott Schlegel talks about his initial tactics into delivering justice online and delve into how he and his court responded to COVID-19.
Kathy Ehrhart discusses the protocols she helped develop for the trial and talk about how the video proceeds went.
Paula Littlewood discusses the ongoing lawyer re-regulation efforts across the country and Washington State's pioneering limited license legal technician program.
Kimball Dean Parker talks about SixFifty and how this tool can help your law firm during COVID-19.
Michael G. Heavican, the chief justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, talks about the National Pandemic Summit that he hosted in May 2019 for court leaders across the country.
Cody Barbo, CEO and co-founder of Trust & Will, talks about why he created the platform and his plans for the future.
Jim Sandman talks about his accomplishments as President of the Legal Services Corp.
Will Hutson and Chris Harris talk about how they marketed their practice through singing about legal subjects on YouTube.
Bryan Wilson, editor-in-chief of MIT, discusses their MIT Computational Law Report.
Tor Ekeland of Tor Ekeland Law in New York discusses how to mind a statue and build a legal practice.
Kristen Sonday discusses what it means to be a female co-founder, questions why she didn't notice more female and minority founders, and wonders if legal tech has a diversity problem.
Colleen Chien and Sarah Lageson talk about their research into the modern trials and tribulations of expungement, sealing and criminal records.
Bob Ambrogi and Andrew Arruda talk about how new technology and artificial intelligence can help legal research.
The past 10 years have brought a sea change to legal education, says Legal Rebel Rodney Smolla.
Max Miller give his thoughts on how to be a 'thought leader' without having to brand it on your Linkedin page.
Mark Britton, founder of Avvo, gives listeners a dive into the company and talks about what his next steps will be while he's taking a break.
Whether grappling with political issues of the day or an oppositional faculty, David Van Zandt has continually forged ahead for the changes he believes in.
Luz Herrera talks about how a low-bono practice can enable a lawyer to balance the desire to help people with making a living.
Jeff Carr talks about why he came out of retirement, and how his principle of the Three Es calculated the value of legal services to clients.
Emery Harlan, co-founder of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms, talks about how little has changed for diversity in the profession.
Ralph Baxter talks about his days with Legal rebels, where his profession has been and where he thinks it’s headed.
Monica Goyal talks about new legal technology and why young lawyers nowadays aren't trying to experiment with it as much as we thought they would.
Tom Martin talks about his business, LawDroid, and how Chatbots have a place in a law office because they can handle busy work that eats up precious time in a lawyer’s day.
Victor Li is the legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal. Previously he was a reporter for...
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