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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.

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...

Molly McDonough

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

Jason Tashea

Jason is the founder and director of Justice Codes and the criminal justice technology consultant at the Research and...

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