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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.

    Constant communication has been key amid COVID-19, law school dean says

    Constant communication has been key amid COVID-19, law school dean says

    L. Song Richardson, the dean at the University of California at Irvine School of Law, discusses with the ABA Journal's Lyle Moran how to making remote learning successful during a pandemic.

    • 21 min
    Firms of the future: COVID-19 prompts more law firms to pursue real estate downsizing

    Firms of the future: COVID-19 prompts more law firms to pursue real estate downsizing

    In recent years, a growing number of law firms reduced their brick-and-mortar office space as a way to cut costs and also better meet the changing workplace needs of their attorneys. Sherry Cushman says the COVID-19 pandemic has further enhanced the desire of firms to shrink their real estate footprint.

    • 32 min
    This Louisiana judge continues to innovate during the COVID-19 crisis

    This Louisiana judge continues to innovate during the COVID-19 crisis

    Judge Scott Schlegel talks about his initial tactics into delivering justice online and delve into how he and his court responded to COVID-19.

    • 23 min
    Bench trial by video? This lawyer says it went better than expected

    Bench trial by video? This lawyer says it went better than expected

    Chicago lawyer Kathy Ehrhart and her firm represented two of the three defendants in a civil case focused on alleged breach of contract concerning a real estate transaction. Though the video proceedings were not without some technical challenges, Ehrhart says the overall experience was better than she expected. "I think as time went on through the trial, we all felt an increasing ability to recapture some of those things that otherwise are lost," she says.
    Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

    • 23 min
    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

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