Internet Newsletter for Lawyers
May/June 2005, by Delia Venables

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

Most Solicitors Shun Marketing Sites by Delia Venables

Scottish Legal Resources by Jonathan Mitchell

Case Tracking Online - for French Property by David Anderson

Injury Lawyers 4U by Martin Cockx

Home Information Packs (HIP's) and HIPAG by Rob Hailstone

Context News - now it's called Justis by Victoria MacLean

News from EURid about the New .eu domain

Web Site for an In-House Estate Agency by Lawrence McNulty

Avoiding Information Overload - Linex Legal by Matthew Dickinson

Managed Email - One Less Worry?

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Whither the Legal Web by Nick Holmes and Delia Venables

Internet Newsletter for Lawyers and Training Materials

Please see also the Overall Index by Subject Groupings covering the last 2 years

Delia Venables
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Sussex BN7 1LU
phone and fax - 01273 472424
email - delia@venables.co.uk

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    Whither the Legal Web?
    A new e-book by Nick Holmes and Delia Venables - with CPD

    Two of the UKs best known independent legal website authors, commentators and publishers have come together to describe where the legal web is today and where it is going.

    Whither the Legal Web? is published as an e-book (in pdf) and is designed for use in any of three ways:

    • reading on screen, with live links to follow up on areas of interest
    • printing off in sections for armchair reading
    • as an online course qualifying for CPD from the Bar Council and the Law Society
    The e-book is published in two parts, with practical articles written by Nick and Delia and other leading experts in their fields. Part 1 is available now and Part 2 will be available in September 2005.

  • Part 1: Legal Information. The public provision of law on the web and ongoing initiatives to improve it: BAILII and the Statute Law Database (will it ever arrive?), EU Law and the Europa site, the UK Parliament, e-Government, access to justice, devolved parliaments and legislation, FOI and public sector information, how legal publishing is developing and new technologies for accessing legal information on the web.

  • Part 2: Legal Practice. How the internet is continuing to transform communications for legal practice, new methods of running a practice or chambers, new types of services which can be offered to clients using the web, how firms and chambers can be found on the web, new risks which the internet has brought to lawyers, new competition for traditional law firms, outsourcing, e-conveyancing and online dispute resolution.

  • CPD course. You can use the e-book as a course, at your convenience, with a straight forward test at the end to qualify for the CPD. You can see the Questions for Part 1 although you will not be able to answer them and obtain the CPD unless you have purchased the e-book or you are using a multiple use licence purchased by your organisation. The questions will change from time to time.

  • Cost. Each part costs £40 plus VAT and includes the use, by one person, of the e-book as a course, qualifying for 5 CPD points per part. Both parts, if purchased together now, cost £60 plus VAT (Part 2 will be available in September).

    A multiple use licence, suitable for organisations with several people likely to use the e-book and including the licence for up to 5 people to take the course, costs £100 plus VAT for each part or £150 plus VAT for both parts purchased together now.

    You can access further details and purchase the e-book here. Purchasing is by secure credit card processing and allows immediate access to the e-book. If you do not wish to pay by credit card, other payment methods can also be accommodated on the infolaw site.

    This e-book is another "first" on the UK legal web for Nick and Delia!

    Between them Nick and Delia have accounted for many UK legal web firsts over the last 10 years:
    • the first legal portal in the UK came from Nick in early 1995 and Delia provided the second in mid 1995
    • the first online accredited CPD course Delias Guide to the Internet for Lawyers in 1996
    • the first newsletter about the legal internet Delia's Internet Newsletter for Lawyers in 1996
    • the first book about the legal web Researching the Legal Web, Butterworths 1997, by Nick and Delia
    • the first web version of a printed publication Delia's Internet Newsletter for Lawyers in 1999
    • the first online forms service, Nick's infolaw Formfinder, and then the comprehensive Lawfinder in 2001
    • one of the first UK legal weblogs and the first legal metadata webfeed from Nick in 2004

    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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