Earlier this month, the legal research platform, Fastcase, announced its annual class of innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders. Known as the Fastcase 50, the honorees are a distinguished group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, and bar association executives. They are people from all walks of life whose accomplishments in the field of law inspire others to advance the profession.
In recent years, Texas has been well represented among those selected, and 2017 is no exception. Cameron Vann, Senior Staff Attorney of the State Bar of Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program is a recent inductee as is Cisselon Nichols Hurd, Senior Counsel at Shell Oil and Co-Founder of the UT Center for Women in Law.
Also included among the honorees since 2011 are several librarians. Carla Hayden, 14th Librarian of Congress, is on this year's roster. Previous librarian inductees are listed here.
2016: Tim Baran, Cathryn Bowie, Robert (Bob) Oaks
2015: David Mao, Kate Martin
2014: Tina Gheen, Courtney Kennaday, Richard Leiter
2013: Bob Berring, Jr., Cindy Chick, Anne Ellis, Bess Reynolds
2012: Tom Boone, Jason Eiseman, Jane Kinney , Roger Skalbeck
2011: Robert Brink, Tom Bruce, Sarah Glassmeyer, Joe Hodnicki, John Joergensen, John Palfrey, Rob Richards, Roberta Shaffer, David Whelan, Judith Wright