Awards should not be announced over long holiday weekends. I almost missed the publication of the ABA Magazine 2016 Legal Rebels.

 I was delighted to see that lawyer/ librarian and information provacateur Sara Glassmayer was at the top of the list. Glassmeyer  who is currently a Research Fellow at the Harvard  Library Innovation Lab published the first census of  digital state primary source materials earlier this year. I reviewed Glassmeyer’s “census” free legal information last January. The report outlined the substantial shortcomings and inconsistent availability of “free”primary source information from each of the 50 states.

Additional Rebels in the legal information field include:

Guriner Sangha, lawyer and serial entrepreneur has been highlighted in Dewey B Strategic for founding two inf Intelligize and LitIQ.

Jimoh Ovbiagele  one of the founders of Ross Intelligence, the AI legal research system which has been grabbing headlines all year.

Also of note:

Deborah Read, managing partner at Thomson Hine’s profile highlighted the important role of the firm’s library and knowledge resources in helping her prepare for her new role as managing partner and transformation agent.

Congratulations to all the 2016 Legal Rebels! See the complete list of “rebels” and read their profiles here.