Fastcase, the innovative legal research service, has published their annual Fastcase 50, "honoring the law's smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders." The list is impressive, and I am pleased to say includes a good number of my friends and professional colleagues:
Congratulations to Matt Homann of Lex Think, Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD, Erik Mazzone of the North Carolina Bar, Mark Britton of Avvo, Jack Newton of Clio, Larry Port of RocketMatter, author Sir Richard Susskind, Susan Cartier Liebel of Solo Practice University, and John Tredennick of Catalyst Systems.
I am honored to have made the list, and humbled to be in such august company.
Our profession faces many challenges, but the tools are in place to meet those challenges, thanks in large part to the people on this list. Changing consumer needs, constant economic pressures on firms by consumers and other forces, more reliable and robust mobile computing, and evolving norms of the workforce, are converging on the profession. Look down this Fastcase 50 list and you'll see the innovators, visionaries, and entreprenuers who are leading our profession into this new era.