Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
November/December 2004, by Delia Venables

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

Freeing the Law in Ireland by John Mee

Lawyers - are they Data Protection Compliant? by Peter Carey

Government Legal Service by Victoria Smith

UN Forum on Online Dispute Resolution by Graham Ross

Backing up Data - Online or Onsite by Antony Nicholls

Short items of "What's New":
New Scottish Parliament Site Launched
Lawfinder Data Feeds
BIALL Database of Online Publications
Legal IT 2005 - Free Exhibition and Keynote Sessions

The Tesco Legal Store by Alan Chance

New Sites from Enterprising Barristers by Delia Venables

.NET Changes Everything by Martin Siddle

Web Acronyms Galore by Alex Heshmaty

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Lawtel's Legislative Calendar
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Lawyers Online - Stop that Spam
Websites for Solicitors from Legal & Financial
Training Course of Data Protection Compliance for Law firms
WestlawUK - your ultimate legal partner

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

See also...
Legal Resources in the UK and Ireland
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There is a pdf version of this newsletter here (344K) or alternatively (using direct addressing for my website) here.

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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.

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! I update the courses every 3 or 4 months, both the printed version and the online materials, so they are always current.

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 75 euros for the individual licence and 150 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 60 euros for the individual licence and 140 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 60 euros for the individual licence and 140 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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