Welcome to the companion website (and the first blog post) for the book The Lawyer's Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together.

The purpose of the site is to make the book a living document that can be updated and expanded. We hope it will also serve as a gathering place for discussion and conversation by the community of the book's readers and all others interested in the tools and technologies we use and might use to work together.

The main feature of the site will be the blog, where we will post regularly on book-related topics, and all things collaboration. Although we might occasionally cross-post to our own blogs, it is our intention that all of our collaboration-related posts will appear here rather than on our individual blogs (DennisKennedy.Blog and Inter Alia).

Because our early writing collaborations took place in a column called The Strongest Links, which was featured in the ABA's Law Practice Today webzine, and because we both believe that providing links to useful material is one of the best things a website can do, we're very pleased to have a place (look in the right columns) where we will be posting short linkposts to other materials that we find interesting. Our "blogroll" will also be a source of sites and blogs that we find consistently relevant and useful on the topic of collaboration.

We'll also add updates to the book when we have them and information about the book, reviews and how to order it.

Furthering the spirit of collaboration, we're really excited about the Collaboration Tools Wiki we have created to gather resources and collect materials on the subject of collaboration tools. Our modest ambition is that, with your help, it will grow into the premier Internet resource of collaboration tools and technologies both for lawyers and also for the  world outside the legal profession. We're also experimenting with social networking and other Web 2.0 tools to help create a collaboration community, including existing groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. And, if Dennis can convince Tom, perhaps the book itself will have its own Twitter identity and personality to tell its own story.

Please join us in this effort to tell the story of collaboration tools and technologies. Subscribe to the blog posts by RSS feed or email. Read the book. Join the conversation in comments and elsewhere. Collaboration is no longer optional. We collaborate with others every day, and technology can help make that collaboration efficient and economical.   Collaboration will be a key aspect of what some call "Law 2.0," and this site will be an entry point to new world. Welcome aboard.

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