Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Legal Rebels Project - Remaking the Legal Profession

The ABA Journal unveiled its Legal Rebels Project today which can be found here. The "about" page for the project begins:

Who's a Legal Rebel?

In these times of great economic chaos lies great opportunity. The legal profession is not just struggling through a recession, but also undergoing a structural break with the past. There is a growing consensus that the profession that emerges from the recession will be different in fundamental ways from the one that entered it.

Dozens of lawyers nationwide aren't waiting for change. Day by day, they're remaking their corners of the profession. These mavericks are finding new ways to practice law, represent their clients, adjudicate cases and train the next generation of
lawyers. Most are leveraging the power of the Internet to help them work better, faster and different.

The Legal Rebels project will profile these innovators and describe the changes they are making. It will tell their stories in the ABA Journal, on this website and through a variety of social media channels using text, pictures, audio and video.

You can read and sign the Legal Rebels Manifesto here. Today, the Legal Rebels Project announced the first seven rebels whose profiles can be found by clicking on the links below:
If you would like to nominate a legal rebel, click here. Finally, you can connect to the Legal Rebel Project through almost any social networking tool by clicking here and can see the latest twitter posts about the project here.


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