The Society for Computers and Law is the leading UK organisation focusing on the development of IT-related law. SCL membership extends across the globe. It is a registered educational charity.
The charity's objects ('Objects') are specifically restricted to the following:
(1) The advancement of education of the public in the fields of:
a. information technology law and other related legal subjects;
b. information technology as applied to the practice of the law; and
c. the law, by the use of information technology.
(2) The promotion of the sound development, administration and knowledge of the law relating to information technology and related legal subjects, both generally and by research and study concerning the same.
Addressing the major issues
IT for lawyers and IT related law raise substantial challenges at the start of the 21st century. Issues to be resolved include:
Operational effectiveness: ranging from the choice of hardware and operating systems through to software selection and development for both lawyers and support teams.
Legal matters: such as data protection, computer contracts and software ownership.
The administration of justice: the impact of IT on the Courts.
Education: promoting the benefits at all levels that the use of information technology has to the legal profession as a whole.
SCL is the forum for exchanging information about these challenges. It provides members with the opportunity to examine these matters and take a proactive approach to them.
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