Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
January/February 2004, by Delia Venables

ISSN 1467 - 3835 © Copyright retained by Delia Venables and respective authors 2004

Privacy and Electronic Communications - Ten Tricky Questions Answered by Eduardo Ustaran

Free and Easy Access to Law by Peter Clinch

Latest Specialised Websites by Delia Venables

Ongoing series on publishers, movers and shakers online
The Estates Gazette Group by Joanne Tenhave

Department for Consitutional Affairs Website Launched

New Directions Free CPD from CrimeLine; New Directory of Barristers and Chambers; Legal Information Exchange (LINEX)

Internet Resources Relating to the Law on Financial Crime by Khawar Qureshi

Lawyers Like BlackBerries and Call for Volunteers

What is Wiki? (Part 1) by Paul Robertson

LexisNexis Professional for Ireland by Nuala Byrne
Complete Series of Irish Reports by Nuala Byrne

BAILII Extends its Coverage

Other News

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bardirectory.org
Westlaw UK and lawtel - the right partners
EGi's Legal Service for Property Law
ActiveLawyer - easy updating of your website
Top 10 Issues in Litigation from CLT
LegalIT 2004 - free conference and seminars
emis intellectual technology

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....
November/December 2003
September/October 2003
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 here (300K) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

There is a pdf version of the Irish Extra here (128K) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

There is a pdf version of the Overall Index here (25K) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

The best way to download a pdf file is to right click on the link and then choose "save target as"... and choose a location. Then click "open" which opens Acrobat Reader and brings up the newsletter.

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    For further information, visit bardirectory.org, or contact Charles Black. bardirectory.org is operated by Nasstar, a business ISP. There is also a list of chambers sites already set up by Nasstar here.


    The right partners - right behind you - Westlaw UK and Lawtel

    The legal information landscape has changed forever. And the winner? You.

    We all need to choose partners that we can trust, and choosing your legal information partners is an important decision. Westlaw UK and Lawtel are two of the legal world's most trusted online legal resources. With each service having unique content, Westlaw UK and Lawtel make excellent complementary partners or stand-alone services.

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  • Case Summaries
  • Estates Gazette Law Reports & Planning law Reports
  • Property Law News
  • Property Legislation
  • Estates Gazette Legal Articles
  • Claims
  • Lands Tribunal
  • Practice Points - Expert commentary on recent property issues EGi also offers a range of additional researched services that concentrate on specific areas and sectors of the property market including Shopping Centre Research, London office database and Distribution Database.

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    Visit ActiveLawyer, contact Rick Brar on 020 7841 5180 or email rick.brar@activelawyer.com for a consultation and explore this revolutionary solution for yourself.

    You can see a list of the chambers websites already set up by ActiveLawyer here.


    Top Ten Issues in Civil Litigation - from CLT
    19th February 2004, Mayfair Conference Centre, London

    Chaired by Tony Guise, President of the London Solicitors' Litigation Association.
    • New models for delivering litigation services
    • New CFA Regulations - the practical impact for civil litigators
    • Pre-action disclosure and information from third parties
    • Expert evidence
    • Service
    • Dealing with a party in breach
    • "Without prejudice" to whom?
    • Part 36 - getting it right
    • Predictable costs, costs estimates and budgets
    • Enforcement
    For more information, or to book, visit CLT, email registrar@centlaw.com or ring 0121 355 0900 (ask for Registrar).


    Legal IT 2004
    Wednesday 11th February and Thursday 12th February, Business Design Centre, London

    Legal IT 2004, Europe's legal technology exhibition, will once again showcase information technology solutions that will provide increased efficiency, profitability and that competitive edge to improve information flow and streamline the efficiency of legal processes.

    Whether in practice, in house or local government,

    • Legal IT 2004 will reveal opportunities available through new technology.
    • Find software solutions that will promote the sharing of information.
    • Learn about the latest web-technology.
    • Save lengthy meetings and time on research by visiting over 85% of the legal IT market, all under one roof.
    • The seminars (all free) are chaired by Neil Cameron and include talks about selecting the best system, email archiving and management, and how to implement a case management system.
    • There are also several "product shootouts" where key suppliers describe their products - an increasingly popular format these days.
    For more information, or to register online, visit Legal IT 2004.


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    • Design your site
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    • Write the content
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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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