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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.

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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.

    Legal reform advocates need to more actively engage the public

    Legal reform advocates need to more actively engage the public

    Supporters of broad reforms to how the legal profession is regulated must do a better job drawing the public into ongoing conversations in several states about such issues, says Paula Littlewood, the former longtime executive director of the Washington State Bar Association. "We need to break outside what I call the echo chamber of the profession and really start bringing the consumer and the public to the table to understand what changes could really enhance their ability to access legal services," Littlewood tells the ABA Journal's Lyle Moran in this episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast. "If you talk to a family member, you talk to a taxi driver and you explain the concept of a limited license legal technician, I can guarantee you that nine times out of 10 the answer is, 'Well, that totally makes sense.'"
    Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

    • 31 min
    BigLaw firm’s legal tech subsidiary has launched a steady stream of COVID-19 tools

    BigLaw firm’s legal tech subsidiary has launched a steady stream of COVID-19 tools

    When the novel coronavirus began rapidly spreading across the United States earlier this year, Kimball Dean Parker says he felt a strong desire to help consumers and businesses in need. Utah-based SixFifty set out to do what it does best: develop online tools to assist consumers of all types tackle complex legal challenges without breaking the bank.
    Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

    • 27 min
    How hosting a national pandemic summit aided Nebraska courts with its COVID-19 response

    How hosting a national pandemic summit aided Nebraska courts with its COVID-19 response

    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.

    • 23 min
    Online estate planning sees surge during coronavirus crisis

    Online estate planning sees surge during coronavirus crisis

    The online estate-planning platform Trust & Will saw at least a 100% increase in business in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Cody Barbo, the company’s CEO and co-founder. “I think that everybody has a family member who is elderly or has been affected by this or works in health care, so it definitely hits close to home,” says Barbo in this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast with ABA Journal Legal Affairs Writer Lyle Moran.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

    • 28 min
    President of the Legal Services Corp. reflects on his tenure

    President of the Legal Services Corp. reflects on his tenure

    Asked to reflect on his nine-year tenure as president of the Legal Services Corp., Jim Sandman says he is proud of many things that he and his team accomplished. Under Sandman’s leadership, the LSC produced its seminal work, which found that 86% of civil legal needs reported by low-income Americans in the past year were either inadequately addressed or not met at all.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

    • 21 min
    How 2 Texas lawyers are marketing their practice through song

    How 2 Texas lawyers are marketing their practice through song

    Thanks to social media and the internet, it’s never been easier—or more affordable—for lawyers to advertise. On the other hand, having so many avenues available to lawyers makes it more difficult for anyone to stand out from the crowd. So when Waco, Texas, lawyers Will Hutson and Chris Harris got more than 500,000 views on YouTube for a clip showing them playing guitars and singing about the legal consequences of swallowing, destroying or concealing marijuana in front of police officers, it was almost like winning the lottery. In this new episode of the Legal Rebels Podcast, Hutson and Harris speak with ABA Journal Assistant Managing Editor Victor Li.
    Special thanks to our sponsor, Nexa.

    • 17 min

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