Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch Named to Fastcase 50

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Internet For Lawyers principals Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have been selected as 2013 Fastcase 50 award recipients. The peer-nominated award recognizes "50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law."  Industry leaders, law firm managers, legal technology influencers, law school professors, and entrepreneurs around the world recommended a record number of remarkable candidates for the 2013 Fastcase 50 award, according to Fastcase's press release announcing the honorees.

 

 Carole Levitt JD MLS  Mark Rosch "It's an honor to have been considered for the list and to be included with such an accomplished group," Levitt and Rosch said in a joint statement.
 Carole Levitt JD, MLS
2013 Fastcase 50 Honoree
 Mark Rosch
2013 Fastcase 50 Honoree

“This is a notable moment for legal tech and the impact these individuals are making on the shifting legal landscape,” said Phil Rosenthal, President of Fastcase in the company's press release. “Each year we take a moment to shine a well-deserved spotlight on some of the heroes, innovators, risk-takers, and individuals who dare to think big and take action on those interesting ideas. Along with the record number of nominees this year, we’re witnessing a rise in the boundary-pushers for big data, open government, and legal information.”

The awards are currently in their third year. The full list of this year's Fastcase 50 honorees is available below and at Fastcase.com.

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About Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch
Carole Levitt (@CaroleLevitt) and Mark Rosch (@MarkRosch), principals of Internet For Lawyers, are internationally recognized CLE seminar speakers and best-selling ABA authors. They are experts on Internet investigative and legal research, social media research, social media ethics, and technology for lawyers. They have been presenting CLE seminars full-time since 1999. 

Together, Mark and Carole co-authored several ABA LPM books, including "Google Gmail and Calendar For Lawyers in One Hour" (2013), two editions of "The Lawyer’s Guide to Fact Finding on the Internet," "Google For Lawyers," and "Find Info Like a Pro," Volumes 1 and 2. They have also co-authored twelve editions of "The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet."

Previously, Carole was a California attorney, a law librarian in Chicago and Los Angeles, and a Legal Research and Writing Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. She graduated with distinction from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and was a member of the school’s law review. Carole has a Masters in Library Science and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois.

Carole is active in the ABA LPM’s Section and serves on its Publications Board. She previously served on the section’s Executive Council. Recently, Carole was nominated as a Fellow to the College of Law Practice Management.

In addition to speaking and also writing books and articles, Mark blogs and tweets about legal technology issues. He developed the company’s website, blog, Facebook Business page, and its online Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) initiative.

Mark is a graduate of Tulane University. He is active in the ABA LPM Section, serving on its ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board and previously on its Education Committee. He has also served in various leadership positions within the Association of Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA).

About Fastcase
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first and enabling the re-sorting of results to find answers fast. Founded in 1999, Fastcase has more than 500,000 subscribers from around the world. Fastcase is an American company based in Washington, D.C. For more information, follow Fastcase on Twitter at @Fastcase, or visit www.fastcase.com.

 

Fastcase 50 2013 Honorees

Raj Abhyanker, CEO, LegalForce
Stephen Allen, Head of Global Legal Services Transformation, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Tom Barnett, Executive Director, State Bar of South Dakota
Josh Becker, CEO, LexMachina
Bob Berring, Jr., Author, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
Josh Blackman, Asst. Prof, South Texas College of Law
Paulette Brown, Partner at Edwards Wildman, and Uncontested Nominee for President of the ABA
Matthew Burnett, Director, Immigration Advocates Network
Cindy Chick, Global Manager of Library Systems, Latham & Watkins LLP
Aviva Cuyler, Founder & CEO, JD Supra
Elizabeth Dobbins, UVA Law Class of 2013, Marine Corps JAG
Erin Egan, Chief Privacy Officer, Policy, Facebook
Anne Ellis, Senior Director of Librarian Relations, Thomson Reuters Legal
Bart Epstein, General Counsel & Chief Strategy Officer, Tutor.com
Ron Friedmann, Consultant, Fireman & Co.
Sara Frug, Associate Director, Legal Information Institute (LII), Cornell Law School
Richard Granat, Founder & CEO, The Granat Group
Itai Gurari, CEO & Co-Founder, Judicata
Marci Harris, CEO, POPVOX
Mark Harris, CEO & Founder, Axiom Law
Allan Head, Executive Director, North Carolina Bar Assoc
William (Bill) Henderson, Professor of Law and Director, Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Terry Hill, Director of Programs, The Florida Bar
Ken Hirsh, Director of Law Library and /information Technology, Professor of Practice, University of Cincinnati College of Law
Phil Hoare, Vice President & CIO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Tim Hwang, Founder & Human Partner, Robot, Robot & Hwang LLP
Daniel Martin Katz, Co-Founder & Co-Director, ReInvent Law; Assistant Professor of Law, Michigan State University

Renee Newman Knake, Co-Founder & Co-Director, ReInvent Law; Assistant Professor of Law, Michigan State University
Colin LaChance, President & CEO, Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
Steve Lastres, Director of Library & Knowledge Management, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Carole Levitt, President & Founder, Internet for Lawyers
Daniel Lewis, CEO & Co-Founder, Ravel Law
Adriana Linares, President & Founder, LawTech Partners
Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq
Kevin Marmion, President, William S. Hein & Company
Kingsley Martin, President & CEO, KMStandards, LLC
Eric Mill, Software Developer, Sunlight Foundation
Charley Moore, Founder & Executive Chairman, Rocket Lawyer
Sharon Nelson, President, Virginia State Bar and President, Sensei Enterprises
Dwight Opperman (in memoriam), Former CEO, West Publishing Co.
Jennifer Pahlka, Founder & Executive Director, Code for America
John Phelps, CEO, State Bar of Arizona
Deb Quintel, Director of Curriculum Development & General Counsel, Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
Nik Reed, Co-Founder, Ravel Law
Bess Reynolds, Technical Services Manager of the Library & Knowledge Management Department, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Mark Rosch, Independent Author & Consultant
Jim Sandman, President, Legal Services Corporation
Joshua Tauberer, Founder, GovTrak.us
Tracy Thompson-Przylucki, Executive Director, NELLCO
Grant Vergottini, Co-Founder, Xcential, LLC

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