The ITTIG researches into and applies information and communication technology to the areas of law and legal language, legislative technique, legal decision-making, and the training of lawyers. It also researches into themes related to law and public information and computing policy.
The Institute of Legal Information Theory and Techniques of the CNR explores the impact of information and telecommunications technologies on law and law-related activity and it creates advanced applications in the field of legal computing and computing law.
The target of the Institute’s acrivities are legal practitioners in the public and private sector and its natural interlocutors are scholars (from Universities and other research establishments) involved in the disciplines that pertain to the Institute’s areas of expertise.
The Institute’s priorities are:
- The study and development of technologies for law and the public administration
- Consultancy for public administrations as supporto for e-government policy
- The production and distribution of law databases and of specialized computer software.
In order to meet these objectives the Institute:
- fosters collaborative scholarly relationships with analogous international and European Community bodies as well as with single countries also through the exchange of experiences and personnel;
- offers consultancy in its sectors of expertise through conventions with public bodies and reserch contracts and by providing technical-scholarly services with respect to its institutional goals taking into account their impact on resources and its image;
- offers training for academic and technical personnel in particular from the public administration, and it collaborates with universities for the teaching of legal information technology and for the acquiring of a doctorate in the areas that its competencies span.
The result that the ITTIG feels able to pursue with success is that of being a research institute of the highest quality with a multi-disciplinary vocation that is able to adequately meet the expanding demands of public institutions and civil society in an area that is not covered by other academic institutions.
The Institute is located in Florence.