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February 15, 2007

Wikis for Lawyers?

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Posted by Dennis M. Kennedy

Tom Mighell and Dennis Kennedy have published an introduction to wikis and a primer on how they might be used in the legal profession. The article is called "Wikis for the Legal Profession," and it appears in the the February 2007 issue of Law Practice Today.

Ken Adams explores the practical potential of using wikis for contract drafting in a piece called "What Are Wikis?" in the New York Law Journal today. Excellent article.

I agree with Ken's conclusion, but I think that the value of wikis will not come through their use as a drafting tool, per se, but as a way to collect the "knowledge" about how contracts are drafted, when you use certain clauses and why, and the like.

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1. China Law Blog on February 19, 2007 12:39 PM writes...

It is funny seeing this post, as it reaffirms for me how far behind we lawyers tend to be with technology. I say that becuase right before coming here, I was on a wiki page for Chinese bloggers so that we all can coordinate translations of Chinese news stories. Wikis are amazing and they certainly do make sense for lawyers.

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