Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
March/April 2005, by Delia Venables

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

Two linked articles on the situation in Wales
Welsh Devolution and the Web by Marie Navarro
What Next for Welsh Legislation on the Web? by Carolyn Kirby

Pro Bono on the Web by Graham Bucknall

How to get into the Search Engines by Nicola Webb

A Second Generation Website by Karen Rock Monnick

Managing Internet Risk by Rupert Kendrick

What's New in Legal Publishing by Ann Hemming

Nominet, Domain Names and the Law by Willie Black

What Exactly is .NET? compiled by Delia Venables

Advertisements in the Newsletter:
Justis - a New Year, a New Look!
Westlaw UK Worldwide
Lawtel's Legislative Calendar
LexisNexis Butterworths
Lawyers Online - Stop that Spam
Information Technology Transactions
Death & Taxes, from Lawskills Consultancy & Training
Rapidforms on Westlaw UK Civil Procedure

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

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    Rapidforms on Westlaw UK Civil Procedure

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  • PDF documents can be saved, e-mailed, printed, or stored on your own PC or case management system as well as read in the universally-available Acrobat software.
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    Death & Taxes, from Lawskills Consultancy & Training
    A residential course, 4 - 8 April 2005, at The Wessex Management Centre, Winchester
    (over 30 CPD points)

    Gill Steel of LawSkills offers you a unique chance to join a small group being taught by senior, highly regarded people in the industry. This will provide effective initial training in the fields of Wills, Elderly Client matters, Intestate Succession, Probate, Trusts & Tax - designed for the practitioner new to this discipline.

    Speakers:

  • Nick Beetham, Title Research
  • Keith Biggs, former Probate Registrar
  • Helen Clarke, Law Society Council member for Probate Section
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  • Professor Lesley King, College of Law
  • Wyn Melville-Jones, Lawbase Legal Systems
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    Internet Newsletter for Lawyers

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    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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