Tuesday night I gave a presentation to Toronto Wiki Tuesdays about the use of wikis in law firms. On Monday, to get some additional ideas, I posted a message to Slaw asking for any new examples of wiki use in law firms since I wanted to present more than just wikis I had a hand in myself. The next day a very interesting discussion ensued on Slaw about whether wiki use is suitable for firms. This was a fantastic discussion, starting to really get at the heart of whether a firm should be using wikis and what really works. So much so, that I took the liberty of using the discussion as my “hook” into the presentation.
The presentation is available below. A summary of the discussion that ensued is over on my blog. I recently gave a talk to members of TALL about social networking in law firms; those who attended that talk should note that the content below is completely new and therefore may be of interest.
Do Wikis Belong in Law Firms?
I have to thank my friends and colleagues for sharing what they know here, via email, and over on on my blog. I hope the discussion continues. A special thanks to Ted Tjaden who played the vital role of devil’s advocate and took our ribbing in good humour, and to Doug Cornelius for pointing me to material about wikis that he has written on his blog over at his blog KM Space.