Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
January/February 2005, by Delia Venables

ISSN 1467 - 3835 © Copyright retained by Delia Venables and respective authors 2005

Global Legal Research: WorldLII and the Future by Graham Greenleaf

E-Conveyancing - The Story So Far by Alastair Rhodes

Employment Law Resources on the Web by Shantha David

Firewalls - Why You Need Them by Roger Jackson

Religion and Law on the Internet by Neil Addison

Horses for Courses and Value for Money by Oriole Newgass

The Return of Browser Wars by Nick Holmes

Advertisements in the Newsletter:
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Westlaw UK Worldwide
Lawtel's Legislative Calendar
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Lawyers Online - Stop that Spam
e-Signature Law Journal
LegalIT 2005
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 (277K) 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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And see the profile of Lawyers Online in an earlier newsletter here.


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e-Signature Law Journal
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This new journal will be of interest to lawyers, academics, cryptographers, technicians and vendors of practical solutions.
There will be two issues a year and the cost is 120 a year.
*** For purchases made before March 31st, the first two issues will only cost 60! ***

Why this Journal is important:

  • Everybody uses electronic signatures every day of the week, simply by typing their name into an e-mail.
  • Now is the time to begin to understand the legal issues relating to proving intent in the electronic world.
  • Lawyers are increasingly being required to advise on matters relating to proving intent when entering into contracts electronically.
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    The editor is Stephen Mason, Barrister, of St Paul's Chambers, Leeds. He is an expert on authentication, electronic signatures, e-business, e-mail, e-risks and commercial law. See also his article in the November/December 2003 issue of the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers here.

    Subscribers to the newsletter will find a form to register for the Journal in the envelope, or contact information@pariocommunications.co.uk.


    Legal IT 2005
    Free Legal IT Exhibition and Keynote Sessions

    Legal IT 2005 takes place on 9th and 10th February 2005, 9 30 to 5 p.m., at the Business Design Centre, London.

    The event is designed for lawyers in practice, in house or in the public sector and most of the key suppliers of legal software are exhibiting.

    There is also an extensive series of free keynote sessions concentrating on Case and Practice Management, and particularly on how to manage and update the process. There are talks from Charles Christian, Julian Baker, several of the key legal software suppliers, and a number of firms describing their experiences in implementing and managing such systems.

    You will resolve many legal IT issues by visiting Europe's legal exhibition, whatever your particular need.

    You can register on the Legal IT 2005 site.


    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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