Hagan: Githubbing Law: Open-source legal doc repositories

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Legal Informatics Blog

Margaret Hagan of Stanford University has posted Githubbing Law: Open-source legal doc repositories, at Open Law Lab.

Here are excerpts from the post:

[…] So could the Github model be applied to legal professionals’ work, or how the legal services that non-lawyers use?

My short answer to the visitor: there are an increasing number of Legal Document Repositories, many of them now overlaid with a user-friendly interface that allows the user to take the standard document and fill in the designated fields with their own information.

Thus, the user can take a standard doc and make it her own by simply entering in a few pieces of information (that she likely has at her finger tips). Some of these document repositories are even hosted in part on Github, so that any other visitor who signs up for Github could fork these documents & customize them for her…

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