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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Use of Wiki's In Legal Practice

We have all seen them. Wiki's. They are a cross between a blog and a web site. The way they work is that the web site is collaborative. It allows others to post and comment. That opens up opportunities for law firms and other business who often work on documents collaboratively. A May 8, 2008 Law Technology article entitled "Wikis Put Lawyers on a Collaborative Path" discusses one law firm's use of a Wiki.

It would have been helpful if the article posted a link to a portion of the Wiki (with client names removed) so we could have actually seen how it works. Additionally, I have concerns about security which the article does not address.

This probably is an emerging technology that will be of great help to many law firms. If any one has a link to a law firm or lawyer Wiki that they could share, I will post it as an update to this article.

An excellent Wiki maintained by Akin Gump is SCOTUS WIKI. However, that Wiki is not maintained for law office use. Rather, it supports the SCOTUS blog about Supreme Court developments. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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