Hagan: Githubbing Law: Open-source legal doc repositories

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 own.

Here is a short inventory of projects that are creating such open repositories + form-filling interfaces.

One noticeable thing: most of them are aimed at entrepreneurs as the main user. The use case is someone setting up a start-up & trying to get right with corporate law. […]

For more details, please see the complete post.

Earlier posts about using GitHub for legal information are available here, here, and here.

HT @margarethagan

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