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November 29, 2005

Web 2.0 for the Practice of Law - A Must Read from the Wired GC

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Posted by Dennis M. Kennedy

As many of my friends know, I've been bitten by the Web 2.0 bug lately and done a lot of thinking (but not very much public writing yet) about how Web 2.0 might be applied in and to the delivery of legal services and practice of law. Steve Nipper has also recently raised the question about how to bring Web 2.0 into what is fundamentally a Web 1.0 world.

I think that this is a very important, yet quite esoteric, topic. However, The Wired GC has made an enormous contribution to the discussion with his post called "Web 2.0, Law Style," which definitely makes my "must read" category. It's both a good introduction and a map of the territory and its implications.

I expect to see not only more discussion of the topic (and I invite you to use the comments to this post as one method to do that), but some actual announcements of things that fall into the Web 2.0 category, including at least one of the ideas mentioned in the Wired GC's post in the very near future. In fact, I'm quite sure of it.


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1. Steve Nipper on November 29, 2005 10:48 PM writes...

For those of you looking for the source of "Steve Nipper has also recently raised the question about how to bring Web 2.0 into what is fundamentally a Web 1.0 world" it isn't a post on RethinkIP.com. It was a topic I thought up which we discussed at BlawgThink. Sadly...I barely had critical mass to discuss the topic with (rumor has it that Ernie was leading a session at the same time and was giving out candy or something). The small group, which included Tom Mighell, Russ Krajec, Brandy Karl and Diane Murley, talked about such obvious things as providing a way for your blogs readers to subscribe to your blog OTHER THAN via RSS. I mentioned this same concept here: http://nip.blogs.com/patent/2005/11/invent_blog_mai.html.. Sadly, that but scratches the surface of the topic...

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2. Dennis on November 30, 2005 8:53 PM writes...

Steve,

I apologize for not noticing that your comment had been put on hold and not published on the site. Your note jogs my memory - it's such a great question. When I couldn't find it on your blog or RethinkIP, I started to wonder if I had seen it in one of our Skype IM sessions and thought instead I had seen it on a blog.

Dennis

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Web 2.0, Law Style from The Wired GC
Following up from last week, a few thoughts about what Web 2.o might mean for the law. First, a bit of a refresher: here’s two attributes of Web 2.0 courtesy of Wikipedia: – a transition of websites from isolated information silos to so... [Read More]

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