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New courses for 2014!
A range of online training materials to keep you up to date with the legal web.
Legal resources online, legal issues related to the internet, how to make the most of the legal web.

logo saying NEW Guide to Legal Web Resources 2014 - a new course for barristers and solicitors by Nick Holmes and Delia Venables.
You can gain 5 CPD hours from the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board.
  • Analysis of the most important legal commentaries available online, provided free by chambers and publishers
  • Justice resources from Government are moving to GOV.UK; where the most important legal resources are right now
  • Electronic signatures and electronic evidence; understanding how they work; legal concepts of authenticity and reliability
  • An analysis of the legislative and case law resources on Eur-Lex, the EU Commission’s ongoing project to bring together EU law
  • A description of the most important European institutions and legal resources online
  • Legal news and resources in the USA; and search processes for finding worldwide legal resources for just about anywhere
  • How lawyers can learn languages online (for free) and the many language resources available for lawyers
  • A review of the most useful internet skills used by lawyers and a particular study of the benefits of RSS
  • logo saying NEW Guide to Legal Web Issues 2014 - a new course for barristers and solicitors by Nick Holmes and Delia Venables.
    You can gain 5 CPD hours from the Solicitors Regulation Authority or the Bar Standards Board.
  • Media law issues: the future of privacy and data protection in a global world and the legal framework around contempt of court
  • Issues which will determine the future of digital copyright, and the relationship of copyright, fair use and the advance of culture
  • Finding images online is simple, but working out which images are covered by copyright and which can be used is difficult
  • Is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) just a jungle or are there issues of ethics and regulation which should be applied?
  • Digital currencies (cryptocurrencies), particularly Bitcoin, and the benefits and risks of using them
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is an amazing advance of technology but it makes life difficult for SysAdmins
  • What is Big Data? And what can the Big Data revolution do for law?
  • How law reporting is developing in response to the changing needs of practitioners as well as changes in technology
  • logo saying NEW Social Media and eBusiness for Solicitors 2014 - a new course for solicitors by Nick Holmes and Delia Venables.
    You can gain 5 CPD hours from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (not the BSB).
  • Introduction to the main types of social media used in a business context and a social media glossary
  • Key social media platforms in more detail - Google+, LinkedIn and Twitter - and how to make the most of them
  • How to design your website as a marketing tool first and a thing of beauty second
  • The importance of local marketing and SEO - do not lose your potential local clients to far off rival firms!
  • How to monitor what is being said about you on social media and what to do about it (it's not easy)
  • Google Hummingbird and other (constantly changing) algorithms from Google. How much should you worry about them?
  • A firm that has set up an e-commerce site selling business documents describes how they did it
  • A firm that has developed online HR software to sell to firms and to other lawyers describes how they did it
  • These courses are purchased online from Nick Holmes' infolaw site.

  • The usual method of paying is by credit card or debit card but other payment methods can also be used, including sending a cheque.

  • These courses can be taken right up until the end of the year, right up to New Year's Eve (preferably not quite as late as that, but...)

  • Very inexpensive! Each course costs £80 plus VAT and qualifies for 5 CPD hours. A multiple use licence, enabling up to 5 people to obtain the CPD, costs £200 plus VAT for each course. There is a special combo price for any two of the courses, purchased at the same time, of £120 plus VAT; £300 plus VAT for a multi-use licence.

  • Do them in your own time, whenever you like, wherever you like (even on holiday?)

  • Learn about what is available for lawyers on the Internet and how to use the resources online. Find out about the key legal issues relating to the internet. Find out how to get the best out of the legal web yourself.

    The courses below are no longer being sold but are included here for reference.

  • Legal Web Developments 2013 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Legal Web Issues 2013 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Solicitors and the Internet 2013 (just for solicitors)
  • Developments in the Legal Web 2012 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Legal Web Issues 2012 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Solicitors and the Internet 2012 (just for solicitors)
  • Legal Web Resources 2011 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Legal Web Issues 2011 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Making the Most of the Legal Web 2011 (for solicitors only)
  • Beginner's Guide to the Internet for Lawyers 2010 (for barristers and solicitors)


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