We need “lawhacking,” like a Wiki to collect the tips of efficient in-house lawyers

Lifehacking is a grassroots Internet movement begun in 2003 when a British tech writer, frustrated by his own inefficiency, polled many of his productive friends for their tips. As described in Julian Dibbell, ed., The Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale Univ. 2010) at 198 (by Sam Anderson) “lifehacking has snowballed into a massive self-help program, written and revised constantly by the online global hive mind, that seeks to help you allocate your attention efficiently.” The site has an addictive allure, I found, and offers all kinds of practical tips. http://lifehacker.com/

Imagine a counterpart for in-house lawyers. Lawhacking would have broader ambitions than just tricks to improve mental focus. Whatever helps, other than substantive legal knowledge, would be fair game. Big to little, exotic to quotidian. Perhaps, dare I whisper, this blog has done some lawhacking?

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