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Emerging Technology Breakfast. SLA Legal Division June 5, 2007. Program. Welcome Thank you sponsors Introduce speakers Nina Platt Thomas Fleming Nathan Rosen Closing. Advanced Productivity Software Program sponsor. http://www.aps-soft.com/. Scott Mulka Director of Marketing

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Emerging Technology Breakfast

SLA Legal Division

June 5, 2007


  • Welcome

  • Thank you sponsors

  • Introduce speakers

  • Nina Platt

  • Thomas Fleming

  • Nathan Rosen

  • Closing

Advanced Productivity Software Program sponsor


Scott Mulka

Director of Marketing





Ext. 114

FactSet program sponsorwww.factset.com

Transforming Information into intelligence

Tom Quinn

FactSet Research Systems Inc.toquinn@factset.com

(212) 973-5703

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business sponsorwww.wolterskluwer.com

Betsy Klampert, MLS, JD

Legal Training Consultant / New York


Nina Platt

Nina Platt


Nina Platt Consulting

7210 165th St E

Prior Lake, MN 55372



Thomas Fleming

Thomas B. FlemingDirector of Information Resources ManagementJeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro, LLP1900 Avenue of the Stars, 7th FloorLos Angeles, CA  90067-4308310-201-3519


Nathan Rosen

Nathan Rosen, VPCredit Suisse Securities (USA) LLCGeneral Counsel/Legal & Compliance DepartmentOne Madison Avenue, 9th FloorNew York, NY 10010-3629Phone 212 325-5672 nathan.rosen@credit-suisse.com

Wikis heavily cited in legal materials

  • Wikipedia widely discussed & cited heavily

  • Since January 2006, both LexisNexis and Westlaw include over 500 legal articles and law reviews that mention wikis

Interesting articles on wikis

  • Thomas Chesney, An empirical examination of Wikipedia’s credibility, FirstMonday, http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue11_11/chesney/

  • Alan Cohen, Patent Office, IP Lawyers Wary of Wikipedia, Palm Beach Daily Business Review, Vol. 53, No. 71, January 17, 2007, page 10.

  • Keith Ecker, Wiki Wonder: LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES, Inside Counsel, September 2006, page 66.


  • Marlene Gebauer, Why We Want Wikis, LLAGNY, Summer 2006, pages 18 & 19.

  • Deborah Ginsberg, A Wiki Wiki (Quick) Introduction to the Wide World of Wikis: Learn how to use this powerful content management application for research & to organize projects, AALL Spectrum, July 2006, page 8. http://www.aallnet.org/products/pub_sp0607/pub_sp0607_ProDev.pdf


  • Dennis Kennedy & Tom Mighell, Wikis for the Legal Profession, Law Practice Today, February 2007, http://www.abanet.org/lpm/lpt/articles/slc02071.shtml

  • Shari Lewis, WIKIPEDIA CREATES CONCERNS APLENTY ABOUT THE WEB’S RELIABILITY, Internet Law & Strategy, Vol. 4, No. 5, May 2006.

  • Ken Myers, WIKIMMUNITY: FITTING THE COMMUNICATIONS DECENCY ACT TO WIKIPEDIA, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Vol. 20, Fall 2006, page 163.

Interesting cases mentioning wikis

Since 1/06 over 100 cases

  • Estate of Shlomo Cyngiels, NYLJ, Vol. 237, Jan. 12, 2007, page 9 (Surr. Ct. Kings Co. 12/28/06) about ketubah.

  • Cali v Merrimack, Vol. 237, NYLJ, page 1, (Sup. Ct Nassau Co. 11/30/06) about cause of earthquakes.

  • Silverstre v De Loaiza, 12 Misc. 3d 492 (Sup Ct NY Co. 3/23/06) about Citigroup.

  • Computer Horizons v Gay Financial, Vol. 233, NYLJ, page 44 (Sup. Ct NY Co 3/8/05) about defining dot-com companies.

  • Noam Cohen, Courts turn to Wikipedia but Selectively, New York Times, January 29, 2007, page C3.


Legal Information Institute – Cornell Law Schoolhttp://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/index.php/Main_Page

US Court of Appeals – 7th Circuithttp://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/wiki/



Lucent Legal DepartmentInternal Wiki

Patents wikihttp://www.wikipatents.com/

Law Librarian Vicenc Feliu created civil law terminology wikihttp://civillawdictionary.pbwiki.com/Civil%20Law

Wikitionary – english language dictionaryhttp://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Main_Page

Washburn’s Advanced Legal Research Wikihttp://washalr.pbwiki.com/

Legal education wiki by Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Scoiety & LexisNexishttp://cyber.law.harvard.edu/legaled/Part_III._Teaching_New_Skills_to_New_Lawyers

English Lawyer Justin Patten‘s book on blogging and social media http://humanlaw.pbwiki.com

SLA Toronto chapterhttp://speciallibraries.pbwiki.com/

Deborah Ginsberg – Law Librarians Wikihttp://www.editthis.info/lawlibrary/Main_Page

Library Success: A Best Practices Wikihttp://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Library & Information Science Wikihttp://liswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

Computers in Library 2007http://cil2007.pbwiki.com/

Blogging Libraries Wiki by Amanda Etches-Johnson'shttp://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Blogging_Libraries_Wiki

SLA – CSU Libraries Public Wikihttp://lib.colostate.edu/publicwiki/index.php?title=Special_Libraries_Association

JurisPedia – international law school teachers - worldwide law, legal & political scienceshttp://en.jurispedia.org/index.php/Main_Page

Stanford Law School professor Lawrence Lessig's book, "Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace http://www.socialtext.net/codev2/index.cgi?table_of_contents

TaxAlmanac - tax research resource for tax professionalshttp://www.taxalmanac.org/index.php/Main_Page

Law students creating study outlineshttp://www.wikilawschool.com/

Electronic Frontier Foundation summarizing the law related to the Internethttp://ilt.eff.org/index.php/Table_of_Contents

UK lawyer Andrew Keogh - UK criminal lawhttp://www.wikicrime.co.uk/

Legal week publshed by Incisive Media – insiders guide to UK/International commercial lawyers & firmshttp://www.legalweek.com/Articles/List.aspx?sArticleTypeIDs=15&liNavigationItemID=36&bAZSearch=true


  • Welcome, Wex - An Almost-Wiki for Legal Information http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/2005/11/wecome_wex_an_a.html

  • The More, The Wikier, Philip Ball Available at http://www.nature.com/news/2007/070226/full/070226-6.html

  • Next on the KM Horizon: Simplicity (We're Serious!), Adam Smith, Esq, An inquiry into the economics of law firms. Bruce MacEwen, http://www.bmacewen.com/blog/archives/2005/05/next_on_the_km.html

  • FYI: Wikis ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, Helping Lawyers Solve the Technology Puzzle http://www.abanet.org/tech/ltrc/fyidocs/fyiwikis.html Note: Good bibliography here

  • Enter the World of the "Wiki", Chris Hayes http://www.llrx.com/features/wiki.htm

  • When To Wiki: How To Decide If It Makes Sense For You Ezra Goodnoe, InternetWeek, InformationWeek, August 29, 2005

  • Nine Easy Web-Based Collaboration Tools Mitch Wagner, InformationWeek, Feb. 24, 2007, URL: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197008244

  • Is 'We' Really Smarter Than 'Me'? Wharton, MIT, And Pearson Will Find Out , Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek, Nov. 16, 2006 URL: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=194400708

  • The Tao of Law Librarianship: Becoming A Wiki Warrior, Connie Crosby, January 15, 2007, http://www.llrx.com/columns/tao10.htm

    • Presentation at ASIP in March 2007 - http://www.callinanthelibrarian.com/CTL/Wiki_presentation_final.ppt

    • http://callinanthelibrarian.blogspot.com/

    • http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/callinae/

Ms Deweyhttp://msdewey.com/

Second Life

Handouts for Legal Division


Advanced Productivity Software Program sponsor


FactSet program sponsorwww.factset.com

Transforming Information into intelligence

Tom Quinn

FactSet Research Systems Inc.toquinn@factset.com

(212) 973-5703

Wolters Kluwer Law & Business sponsorwww.wolterskluwer.com

Betsy Klampert, MLS, JD

Legal Training Consultant / New York


Emerging Technology Breakfast

SLA Legal Division

June 5, 2007

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