Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
November/December 2003, by Delia Venables

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

Email - the New Law by Charles Black

Operation Ore: An Expert's Story by Alistair Kelman

Hutton Enquiry: How It's Done by Mike Wicksteed and Sarah Andrews

Ongoing series on publishers, movers and shakers online
The Jordans Group by Nicola Webb and Philip Wilmott
Incorporated Council of Law Reporting by Martha Hawting

Scottish Session Cases by Anthony Kinahan

Domains are Hot Property by Tim Brown

More Specialised Websites by Delia Venables

Practical Problems of Digital Signatures by Stephen Mason

How to Avoid Spam by Alan Tomlinson
"If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem." Full article in Microsoft Word format here.

Review of Electronic Irish Reports and Digests on Justis by Nuala Byrne

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Annual Information Technology Law Conference from CLT
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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....
September/October 2003
July/August 2003
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January/February 2003
November/December 2002
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May/June 2002
March/April 2002
January/February 2002

There is a pdf version of this newsletter (165K) here or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

There is a pdf version of the Irish Extra here (61K) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

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    27th January 2004, Berners Hotel, London

    All the important cases, statutory developments and legal trends.
    Chaired by Jeremy Phillips, Slaughter and May.
    • The year in perspective - a global overview
    • Confidence, privacy and the Human Rights Act
    • Copyright
    • Patents
    • Round-up of trade mark developments
    • The new European law on trade mark infringement
    • Recent developments and trends in IP litigation.
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    • Computer viruses: legal, liability, redress and enforcement
    • IT, surveillance and confidentiality
    • Internet service providers and the content they carry
    • Damages for internet-related IP infringement: the position after Reed v Reed
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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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