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Mary Juetten hopes legal software can help improve access-to-justice problems (podcast)
What will be a big legal trend for 2018? Mary E. Juetten is putting her hopes on legal technology improving access-to-justice problems.
Teamsters lawyer pens children’s book to show importance of the labor movement (podcast)
As general counsel for the Teamsters Union Local 810, Mark Torres spends his days arguing for workers' rights. But another of his passions is writing; he published his debut crime novel A Stirring in the North Fork in 2015.

So when he was approached by Hard Ball Press to write a bilingual children's book explaining the importance of labor unions in ways that kids could connect with, Torres agreed. Good Guy Jake (or Buen Chico Jake) tells the story of a sanitation worker who breaks the rules by taking toys from the trash along his route, but for a good reason: He fixes the toys and donates them to a local shelter so that children can have presents at Christmas. When Jake's manager discovers that Jake has been violating regulations, it's up to Jake's union representative, his lawyer and an arbitration judge to determine whether Jake has to lose his job or whether there's a more fitting solution to the problem.
Loving life as a lawyer: How to maintain joy in your work (podcast)
Do you dread going to work? If so, maybe it's time to look at the other ways you can flex your legal skills, Nancy Levit says. There are many types of jobs for lawyers, and sometimes what you thought you wanted to do doesn’t work out, Levit tells the ABA Journal's Stephanie Francis Ward in this episode of Asked and Answered.
Bryan Garner reflects on his friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia in ‘Nino and Me’ (podcast)
To Bryan Garner, editor-in-chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, Justice Antonin Scalia was a friend, a mentor, a collaborator and a fellow lover of words. In the wake of Scalia’s death on Feb. 13, 2016, Garner reflected back over their relationship, from their first brief introduction in 1988 to the trip they took to Asia together in the last weeks of Scalia’s life. Those reflections turned into his latest book, Nino and Me: My Unusual Friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia.
Robert Litt has been out front on online threats for decades (podcast)
Robert Litt has confronted cybersecurity and encryption issues for two presidential administrations. With Russian interference in the 2016 election as a backdrop, Litt, an ABA Journal Legal Rebels Trailblazer, says the U.S. has been facing online threats essentially since the internet's creation.
Need a helping hand? Here’s what a lawyers assistance program can do for you
Confronting someone about a substance abuse problem—or owning that you have one—is not easy, but lawyers assistance programs can help.
How a Quaker’s suit against the defense secretary in the 1970s still affects surveillance cases
You have reason to believe you’re being monitored by the government—that they are following you and cataloging everywhere you go and everyone you talk to. The knowledge haunts you, and it has a chilling effect on everything you do. But can you sue to stop it, or even to find out whether it's really happening?
Catch up with the ABA Journal’s 2017 Legal Rebels Trailblazers
In each of the last 12 months, the ABA Journal has checked in with a group of legal professionals who have pioneered the use of technology for problem-solving, research and innovation, among other traits. Read about them and listen to our interviews with them.
Barbie v. Bratz: What happened when toy titans took each other to court (podcast)
In this month’s Modern Law Library, we read a thrilling tale of dueling toymakers, corporate espionage and a group of brats taking on the queen of the Dreamhouse.

Professor Orly Lobel, author of You Don’t Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie’s Dark Side, speaks to the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about how an intellectual property dispute between the maker of Barbie and the creator of Bratz spun into a legal battle that would last more than a decade.
Tech coach Adriana Linares translates tech for lawyers (podcast)
Adriana Linares considers it a badge of honor to work in the legal profession without being a lawyer.
Georgetown law prof calls for reimagining of criminal justice system in ‘Chokehold’ (podcast)
As a former federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., Paul Butler once worked to put people in prison. Now, he has come to believe that prisons should be abolished.
Esquire Etiquette: Minding your manners at work (podcast)
True etiquette is not about stuffy rules—it's about behaving in a way that makes people feel comfortable. But as social norms change, and some people have a hard time separating personal from professional behavior. Before your firm's holiday party, it may be time to check in on what is—and is not—appropriate.
Will big-data tools make policing less biased—or violate people’s rights? (podcast)
One day, there is a knock at the door, and you are handed a letter. The letter lists your friends, your activities, and the possible legal consequences you might face for those activities. The letter also says that you may be the next to be shot—or to kill someone else.
Robert Ambrogi’s blog points lawyers to tech’s opportunities (podcast)
Robert Ambrogi likes to say he took a nontraditional path to becoming a legal journalist. Namely, he went to law school.
Should I stay or should I go? When partners should make a lateral move (podcast)
Switching law firms doesn’t only cause partner anxiety, it’s hard on clients too, which is why lawyers should really evaluate whether a move will best serve the people and businesses they represent.

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