San Francisco Paralegal Association

Meet the 2019 Legal Rebels

09/04/2019 8:30 AM | Denise Bashline

ABA Journal

September 1, 2019

"When the ABA Journal named the first class of Legal Rebels 10 years ago, the legal industry was undergoing rapid transformation. The Great Recession had brought about radical structural changes to the way customers and clients demanded legal services. Attorneys, as they are wont to do, were slow to adapt. There were some within the legal industry, however, who were ahead of the curve, and the Journal set out to spotlight those innovators and visionaries. At the time, the big question was whether these outliers would become part of the establishment within a decade’s time.

Ten years later, it’s clear that many of the same issues that drove the original class of Legal Rebels to look for solutions outside the mainstream are still prevalent. Access to justice remains a major obstacle for a vast majority of Americans. While technology has become an integral part of many lawyers’ practices, it is still viewed with suspicion or ignorance by a large swath of the legal industry."

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