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Solicitors and the Internet 2015 - 6 hours CPD for solicitors

The course looks at how the internet is continuing to change the way that solicitors work.

It covers different types of organisation now becoming possible for lawyers and new types of software.
It looks at the way that firms are marketing their services online.
Social media is also covered, with a series of articles written by lawyers as to how they actually use it.


1. New types of law firm
1.1 Setting up a commercial firm on a virtual model by Christian Browne
1.2 A direct access ABS enabled by technology by Paul Richmond

2. Software approaches for the firm
2.1 New cloud systems for lawyers by Allan Carton and Frank Manning
2.2 The importance of Client Relationship Management (CRM) by Sue Bramall
2.3 Document quality and automation in the cloud by Ann Hemming
2.4 The paperless office – dream or reality? by Richard Hugo-Hamman

3. Making the most of the firm’s website
3.1 Getting to know Google Analytics by Catherine Bailey
3.2 The importance of content marketing by Chris Davidson
3.3 Why customer reviews are so important by Daniel Kidd
3.4 Google’s mobile friendly update(s) by Susan Hallam

4. How lawyers are using social media
4.1 Colin Yeo, barrister in chambers
4.2 Mark Gould, legal knowledge management consultant
4.3 Bill Jones, chairman of a solicitors LLP

This course can be purchased online from Nick Holmes' infolaw site.

For barristers and solicitors: coming soon

Our 2014 courses are still available and accredited from both the SRA and the BSB

New CPD Provider ID number for the BSB is 1277

Guide to Legal Web Resources 2014 5 CPD hours from the SRA or BSB.

  • 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; authenticity and reliability
  • An analysis of the legislative and case law resources on Eur-Lex, bringing 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
  • 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

    Guide to Legal Web Issues 2014 5 CPD hours from the SRA or BSB.

  • Media law issues: the future of privacy and data protection and the legal framework around contempt of court
  • Issues which will determine the future of digital copyright, and the relationship of copyright and fair use
  • 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

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

  • Social media and ebusiness for Solicitors 2014
  • Legal Web Developments 2013 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Legal Web Issues 2013 (for barristers and solicitors)
  • Solicitors and the Internet 2013 (just for solicitors)

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