Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
September/October 2003, by Delia Venables

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

Spam Wars - Next Big Threat for Law Firms by Delia Venables
Approaches to Spam Control

Updates on past stories:
Money Laundering by Michael Kaye
Digital Rights Management by Laurence Kaye
LCD Website by Mike Wicksteed

E-Conveyancing - Promise and Reality by Raymond Perry

Blogging for Lawyers by Jeremy Phillips and Ilanah Simon
Real Lawyers Don't Blog by SeŠn Mac Cann

Personal Injury Resources on the Web by Rebecca Lambert

The Role of Specialised Websites by Lorraine Chapman

Four Firms Relaunch their Websites by Delia Venables

Ongoing series on publishers, movers and shakers online
The Lawyer Group by Rachel Lesiter
Semple Piggot Rochez by John Pitman

Metadata and Email - Disclosure Issues in an Electronic Age
Report of Talks by Nick Gardner and Adrian Palmer

Advertisements in the Newsletter:
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The Legal Practitioner
Practical Lease Precedents Online from Sweet & Maxwell
EGi's Legal Service for Property Law
ActiveLawyer - easy updating of your website
Lawsites for your practice
LegalTech Europe 2003
IT LAW Today from Informa Law

Information on the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers and Training Materials

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

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....
July/August 2003
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 (175KB) here or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

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    Keynote Speaker is Ross Dawson, Founder and CEO of Advanced Human Technologies, an international consultancy that works with professional service firms to develop strategy and client relationships in the connected economy.

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    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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