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News from AustLII (18 October 2004)
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National Training Programme: First Sydney Course New Cases Database Legislation Database Improvements Employment Opportunities at AustLII Law via the Internet Conference 2004 Subscription Information Contact Details
NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME: FIRST SYDNEY COURSE
The first Sydney course of AustLII's National Training Programme in Internet Legal Research will be held this Wednesday, 20 October at UNSW. Places are still available if you act quickly.
Keep yourself up-to-date with this full day course which provides a systematic introduction to Australian and international legal materials on the Internet, with an emphasis on those materials available for free access. The huge variety of free-access digital resources that have become available in recent years make them indispensable both to those who depend on free access, and to those who also have access to commercial legal systems.
The course is suitable for anyone wishing to acquire or update their online legal research skills and learn about the vast amount of free-access legal information. While the course will assume knowledge of the principal types of legal materials and an understanding of how to browse the Internet, it will not assume prior knowledge of Internet legal research techniques. The course will cover:
The AustLII National Training Programme is being presented in conjunction with Continuing Legal Education (CLE) at UNSW, and has received generous assistance from CCH Australia Limited.
For a detailed brochure and to register, go to <http://www.austlii.edu.au/training/>. Details of other venues and dates around Australia may also be found there.
NEW CASES DATABASE
"Australian Takeovers Panel"
The full text decisions of the Australian Takeovers Panel, as selected by the Panel, are now available on AustLII. Decisions from 2000 onwards are included in the database. See <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/ATP/>.
LEGISLATION DATABASE IMPROVEMENTS
The Commonwealth numbered acts (1973-) and the ACT numbered acts (1989-) databases have been improved with the addition of browse access to acts by year as well as the existing alphabetical access by title. See: <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/num_act/> and <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/act/num_act/>.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT AUSTLII
We currently have a couple of positions vacant at AustLII for systems and project officers. These officers will be responsible for the development and maintenance of AustLII and WorldLII databases as well as developing AustLII and WorldLII systems and software.
We are seeking applicants with strong skills in computer science. A
background in law is highly desirable. These positions will be
situated at the Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney. For
more information see:
LAW VIA THE INTERNET CONFERENCE 2004
The 6th Conference on Computerisation of Law via the Internet will be held in Paris from 3-5 November 2004. Further details may be found at <http://www.frlii.org/>.
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