Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
July/August 2003, by Delia Venables

ISSN 1467 - 3835 © Copyright retained by Delia Venables and respective authors 2003

On-line Legal Services - are they a Dead Duck? by Michael Kaye

Digital Rights Management by Laurence Kaye

Series on developments from the major publishers
Butterworths by Caroline Phelps
Context by Justin Needle

Session Cases Appearing Online by Anthony Kinahan

Case Alerter - new service from Casetrack by Clair Woodward

Barristers can have Intranets too by Michael Mclean

Comment on Divorce-Online by Lawrence McNulty

Developing a Portal for your Law Firm by Delia Venables

Irish Extra
Review of FirstLaw by Nuala Byrne, Librarian of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dublin

Developments in Irish Firm Sites - Siobhan Heaney

Context launches Irish Reports and Digests on the Web

Advertisements in the Newsletter:
Practical Lease Precedents Online from Sweet & Maxwell
EGi's Legal Service for Property Law
JustLink from Context
ActiveLawyer - easy updating of your website
Case Alerter from Casetrack
Data Protection Masterclass from CLT
Difficult Issues in Data and Information 2003 from CLT

Information on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers and Training Materials

Please see also the Overall Index by Subject Groupings covering the last 2 years.

There is also a pdf version of the overall index here (21KB) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

Delia Venables
10 Southway Lewes
Sussex BN7 1LU
phone and fax - 01273 472424
email - delia@venables.co.uk

If you have direct web access, see the information about Delia Venables and her consultancy work (IT advice for lawyers).

See also...
Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland
Lawyers' home page

If previous Newsletters are on your system or if you are accessing this directly on the web....
May/June 2003
March/April 2003
January/February 2003
November/December 2002
September/October 2002
July/August 2002
May/June 2002
March/April 2002
January/February 2002

There is a pdf version of this newsletter here (210K) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

There is a pdf version of the Irish Extra here (90KB) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

Advertisements

The following advertisements appear in the Newsletter:

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    Case Alerter from Casetrack

    The Case Alerter is updated daily and provides you with instant access to summaries of essential judgments.

    Search by subject, date or simply browse new case summaries from the last 24 hours, last week or last month, to find what's relevant to you.


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    Data Protection Masterclass from CLT
    2 Day Programme of Lectures and Case Study Workshops
    7th & 8th August 2003, Cafe Royal, London

    This is another in the highly successful and very popular CLT series of data protection conferences, produced in association with Bird & Bird. Covering everything from the latest developments on individual rights, to the personal liability of directors and officers for non-compliance, this two day masterclass is a comprehensive review of the key issues, complex problems and latest developments delivered in the form of lecture sessions and workshops. It provides a unique and invaluable opportunity for all those with a need to keep fully up to speed with the law in this difficult and fast-moving area.

    Book via the CLT website, email registrar@centlaw.com or ring 0121 355 0900 (ask for conference registrar).


    Difficult Issues in Data and Information 2003 from CLT
    30 September 2003, Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, London

    Such are the complexities of the rights, responsibilities and liabilities connected to the use and misuse of data and information that it is very difficult for the busy practitioner to keep fully up to date with all the wide range of recent developments in UK, EU and international law. From a consideration of the information-related offences to the enforcement of rights in relation to international copyright infringement, this is a comprehensive event presented by a panel of speakers, all of whom are experts in their respective fields.

    Book via the CLT website, email registrar@centlaw.com or ring 0121 355 0900 (ask for conference registrar).


    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers

    Prices are:
    • 40 plus 3.50p VAT for normal subscribers - a printed copy and access to the online version.
    • 70 plus 12.25 VAT for Firms/Chambers/Universities with Intranets or multiple online access; this includes a printed copy.
    Or 65 euros for the individual licence and 110 euros for the Intranet/Multiple Use licence.

    In the award for "Legal Journal of the Year, 2001" which I received from the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL), they were kind enough to say..

    "Delia Venables has filled an emergent niche with a newsletter making an appropriate use of the dual media of printed and web with links to the sites".

    You will always find the address of the web version of the Newsletter on the front of the printed version, in the left hand column - all subscribers are welcome to use this!

    Delia Venables' Training Materials

    I now offer a complete range of training materials - a Beginners Guide and two sets of Advanced Studies. Each course involves printed material as well as online sessions, using a passworded area of my website. You do these in your own time. Each course can be purchased either in a single user version or in the multiple user/intranet version, allowing everyone in the organisation to take the course and obtain the CPD from the Law Society or the Bar Council. Very low cost CPD - and good fun too!

    Beginners' Guide to the Internet for Lawyers

    This consists of 2 parts - the initial "Guide" which you read in an armchair or on a train, and the "Tutorials" which you carry out seated at a computer with an Internet connection. The full text of the Tutorials is available in a passworded area of my web site. CPD is available - 8 hours for the English Law Society, 8 hours for the Bar Council and 5 hours for the Scottish Law Society.

    Price is 50 plus VAT for the single user licence and 100 plus VAT for the Intranet/Multiple User version i.e. anyone in the organisation can use the material and obtain the CPD hours.
    Or 80 euros for the individual licence and 165 euros for the Intranet/Multiple Use licence.

    If you have direct web access, there is information about the Guide and Tutorials here.

    First Set of Advanced Internet Studies for Lawyers

    Five Internet Studies for experienced Internet users exploring topics with legal relevance. The Studies cover:

  • Parliament and the Legislative Process
  • Government Online
  • Free Sources for Legal Research Online
  • Publishers' Sources for Legal Research Online
  • Selling Legal Services Online

    The Studies qualify for 5 CPD hours from the Law Society for England & Wales under the "Distance Learning" category, i.e. the work can be done in your own time. The Bar Council also accepts the Studies for 5 CPD hours.

    Cost is 40 plus VAT for an individual licence or 100 plus VAT for an Intranet/Multiple Use licence, i.e. anyone in the organisation can use the material and obtain the CPD hours.
    Or 65 euros for the individual licence and 150 euros for the Intranet/Multiple Use licence.
    If you have direct web access, there are more details here.

    Second Set of Advanced Internet Studies for Lawyers

    Five More Internet Studies for experienced Internet users exploring topics with legal relevance. The Studies cover:
  • Legal Sites in Europe and particularly Ireland
  • Legal Sites across the World
  • Specifically Scottish Sites
  • Marketing Legal Services on the Web
  • Legal Resources Provided by Barristers

    The Studies qualify for 5 CPD hours from the Law Society for England & Wales under the "Distance Learning" category, i.e. the work can be done in your own time. The Bar Council also accepts the Studies for 5 CPD hours. You can take the two sets of Advanced Studies in either order - they cover different topics.

    Cost is 40 plus VAT for an individual licence or 100 plus VAT for an Intranet/Multiple Use licence, i.e. anyone in the organisation can use the material and obtain the CPD hours.
    Or 65 euros for the individual licence and 150 euros for the Intranet/Multiple Use licence.
    If you have direct web access, there are more details here.

    Special offer for the two Sets of Advanced Internet Studies for Lawyers

    Each set qualifies for 5 CPD hours - they cover different material and you can get CPD (Law Society or Bar Council) on either or both of these.

    Usually, each set costs 40 plus 7 VAT but, if you buy both sets together, the total cost will be only 60 plus 10.50 VAT. For the Intranet/Multiple Use licence for these products, both sets together will cost 150 plus VAT instead of 100 each.

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