Legal Rebels Profiles

143 ABA Journal articles on Legal Rebels Profiles.

Mark Britton talks about leaving Avvo and what’s next
In 2005, Mark Britton sat at a kitchen table in Sardinia, Italy.

It had been about two years since he left the online travel company Expedia, where he was an executive, and he was ready to uncork something new. It wasn’t a bottle of cabernet sauvignon or grenache that the Mediterranean island is known for: He was aerating an idea that could change how legal services were delivered in the United States.
Bruce MacEwen diagnoses and prescribes for law practice ills (podcast)

Bruce MacEwen is both a doctor and an epidemiologist in the world of BigLaw firms.

Charles Kenji Whitehead: Teaching startup law as startup products start up
From the late 1980s to mid-2000s, Cornell Law School professor Charles Kenji “Chuck” Whitehead was steeped in BigLaw securities and deals work. He also had top leadership positions as a hybrid banker and a lawyer in big finance companies involved in venture capital and securities.
Lainey Feingold: Negotiating better access for the disabled
The word compliance is frequently used in legal matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act. But Lainey Feingold says simply meeting the law’s standard is not enough.
Ryan Alshak: Keeping time so you don’t have to
Ryan Alshak and some friends developed a great app for electronic devices to exchange digital profiles rather than business-card information over Bluetooth connections. But no one was going to beat down any doors to get it.
Joshua Browder: His ‘chat’ is not just talk
For Joshua Browder, necessity really is the mother of invention. The 20-year-old London native is a self-described terrible driver who took action on his ton of traffic tickets while driving to and from high school.

“I’d get huge tickets, and I wouldn’t be able to pay them because I didn’t have a job,” Browder says. “I had to figure out a way to solve my problems legally."
Matthew Stubenberg: Creating tech solutions to increase justice
Matthew Stubenberg’s legal career is shaped by the Great Recession. In 2010, he started law school at the University of Maryland, where he “fell in love with criminal defense.” However, upon graduation in 2013, the legal market was still recovering, and he was without a job. That was when Stubenberg learned how to code.
Jake Heller, Pablo Arredondo and Laura Safdie: Their AI Assistant Is Freeing Up Legal Research
It can be hard to feel too sorry for the lawyer reduced to a stammering mess when an opposing lawyer or judge brings up a precedent the lawyer wasn’t ready for. After all, these kinds of predicaments can be easily avoided with some proper legal research, right?
Alma Asay: Couch surfer stays on track for CEO success
Barreling toward partner track at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York City, Alma Asay took an abrupt exit to start a legal technology company.
Haben Girma: Leading the way for people with disabilities
Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate, has limited hearing and vision and refers to herself as “Deafblind.”
Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday: Helping find pro bono that fits
Felicity Conrad and Kristen Sonday, whose combined work experience includes international arbitration and operations management for a social club app, met at Gratitude Migration, a New Jersey shore art and global music festival.
Mindy Yocum: Making the system work for modest-means clients
Mindy Yocum was the mother of a 2-year-old, with another child on the way, when she got the worst kind of news. Her husband, Scott, was closing up at work when three men broke in, stabbed him nearly 30 times, cleaned out the cash register and cut the phone lines.
Introducing the 2017 Legal Rebels: A pattern of progress in access, efficiency and service
Call it a banner (and bandanna) Legal Rebels year: This year's 13 rebels are providing new ways to help immigrants find legal assistance; businesses comply with accessibility laws; drivers deal with parking tickets and lawyers do their time billing—painlessly.
Sarah Glassmeyer: Opening a window on closed data

Sarah Glassmeyer has spent the past year as a research fellow at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, studying how government publishes law. And how little is available to the taxpayers…

Gurinder Sangha: Writing off legal troubles

When a drafting error made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, Gurinder “Gary” Sangha started thinking.

In King v. Burwell, the fight was over the language Congress…

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