The National Law Journal today reports that the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has launched its own wiki, a first for the federal judiciary. The wiki will allow lawyers and judges to post and change notes on procedure and practice. It launches with the complete contents of the Seventh Circuit Practitioner’s Handbook. Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook, who spearheaded the project, told the NLJ:

“The goal is to concentrate on procedure (in both the court of appeals and the district courts) but not to cover substance. We aren’t interested in comments about the meaning of ERISA or the Internal Revenue Code and will take down any pages that go beyond the scope of practice and procedure (including jurisdiction).”

As I noted here earlier this week, my Law Technology News article surveying legal wikis is currently available on Legal Technology.

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