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The Internet Newsletter for Lawyers covers how the internet presents the law, how it widens access to the law, how it is affecting society and the world we live in, how it is affecting legal practice, getting the best from your website and legal aspects of e-commerce.

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The Internet Newsletter for Lawyers has become a community of lawyers who are interested in the legal internet from all its "angles" - how it presents the law, how it widens access to the law, legal aspects of e-commerce and websites, how lawyers use the internet to market themselves and to sell legal services online and IT issues relating to all these topics.

It is typically taken by lawyers interested in how to develop their website and how to make the best use of resources online (particularly free ones), lawyers looking to develop the services they can offer their clients, marketing people within firms and chambers working on raising their profile and getting new work, IT staff responsible for applications related to the internet, and librarians and information-related staff, who circulate the newsletter to those with a special interest in one or more topics.

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The newsletter is published in printed form, in pdf and online. You can see the online version free of charge here.

Main Stories in the January/February 2014 issue:

  • Social media: Boyd Butler tells us how to get into Google+ and why you should do this as soon as possible
  • Privacy: Eduardo Ustaran discusses how we can best balance the need for privacy against data exploitation
  • Legal services: Who should you be afraid of in 2014? Delia Venables and David Gilroy assess what’s still to be afraid of in 2014
  • LinkedIn: Claire Cavanagh describes how the facilities of LinkedIn can be used to best effect for law job seekers
  • Conveyancing: Nicholas Fluck, President of the Law Society, describes the development of the online Conveyancing Portal
  • Marketing: Simon Goodlad tells us why your website should be developed from the beginning as a marketing tool
  • Languages: Susan Isaacs describes the best free online resources lawyers can use to learn foreign languages
  • Online extra: Charles Christian asks whether Microsoft is the new diesel - widely used but not much talked about.

Main Stories in the November/December 2013 issue:

  • Websites – Angela Huck describes how Burnetts developed and launched their e-commerce site to sell legal documents online
  • RSS – Nick Holmes explains why RSS matters and offers some tips on discovering useful feeds
  • Search Engines – Alex Heshmaty describes the importance of algorithms and the intent of Google's Hummingbird
  • Marketing – Catherine Bailey of Bar Marketing offers advice on event planning for both real and virtual events
  • Social Media – Amanda Millmore of Legal Training looks at developments in cases regarding use of social media
  • Blogging – Profiles of blogs that are legal resources providing a high level of commentary and analysis of developments in the law
    ...Online extras...
  • Social Media – Simon Bowers of Bancmedia provides a guide to how the more popular networks can work for law firms.
  • Legal research – Mark Debenham of Justis Publishing asks whether the current system of law reporting is adequate
  • Content Management – Charles Christian on why law firms need to start using tools to curate their content better

Main Stories in the September/October 2013 issue:

  • Nick Holmes describes how information and services are moving from the Justice site to GOV.UK - how and when
  • Mindy Gofton gives advice on adapting websites for mobile devices - different ways to do this
  • Carl Gardener writes about how press regulation will affect web publishers and bloggers (this may mean YOU!)
  • David Flint indicates which issues should be considered when implementing a cloud system, with particular reference to data protection
  • Mike Scutt reviews some instances before tribunals of the misuse of social media by employees
  • In an online extra, Charles Christian wonders why document drafting and knowledge management have not been enthusiastically embraced
  • In an online newsletter feature, Darren Gower describes Eclipse's new TouchPoint solution - the new era of client self-service.

Main stories in the July/August 2013 issue:

  • Allan Carton of Inpractice UK advises on implementing a hosted practice management system
  • John Bloor of Prettys introduces DropBox and considers the data protection issues
  • Chris Hadrill of Redmans considers the costs and benefits of moving to a dispersed (virtual) business model
  • Amanda Millmore describes the best Legal Web resources in criminal, family, property and civil law
  • Timothy Pitt-Payne QC of 11KBW reviews recent developments in information law
  • In the first in a series by Nick Holmes, small independent publishers describe their law update services
  • In an online newsletter feature, Julian Bryan of Quill Pinpoint explains how outsourced cashiering works
  • In an online extra coming soon: Charles Christian discusses the consumerisation of Software as a Service and its potential impact on legal software vendors.

Main stories in the May/June 2013 issue:

  • Laurie Kaye looks at the "digital shift" and describes 10 themes which characterise this shift and which shape digital media's legal agenda.
  • David Flint looks at the EU's Working Party Opinion on cloud computing. The Opinion identifies a whole series of legal issues.
  • Alex Heshmaty describes some of the most popular Google cloud applications: Googe Drive, Chrome and Chromebook
  • Amanda Millmore describes some of the most important free legal resources relevant to lawyers of all persuasions.
  • Graham Laing looks at how firms can make their web site more effective, including how retailers keep their sites attractive and profitable.
  • We start a "Legal App Corner" with a description of Ireland's first dedicated Data Privacy Law app.
  • The web is (only) 20 year's old! Nick Holmes gives us a bit of history.

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* Alison Harvey, Gherson...
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* Senior Assistant Librarian (Law Lords Library)...
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* Fawzi Zuberi (Partner), Lighthouse Solicitors
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* Rowan Alys, Sydney Mitchell.....
It's always interesting and informative - and written in the sort of plain English that I can pass on to the non-geeky lawyers in our practice.

* Elizabeth Graham, Librarian, Brodies, Glasgow.....
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