Monday, February 25, 2013

Touro Law Center's Institute for Business, Law & Technology Offers Students Training in Hot Practice Areas

The Institute for Business, Law and Technology (IBLT) at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center is dedicated to advancing the state of understanding about the intersection of technology, business, and the law both within and beyond the law school. Its mission is to improve the understanding of the legal issues of basic and developing technologies integral to the technology-driven business communities of manufacturing, electronic commerce, and high technology. 

IBLT is well situated to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in today's hot practice areas in business law and technology.

The Association of Corporate Counsel surveyed over 1,100 of the corporate Chief Legal Officers in the country about what the most important legal issues facing them today and likely to face them tomorrow, and the results are interesting  Almost uniformly, the CLOs identified the same three issues:  ethics and compliance, regulatory or government changes, and information privacy. "Data breaches and protection, however, moved up in importance for the coming year. While 68 percent said it was important over the last 12 months, 72 percent said it will be important to them over the next 12 months."

"Legal departments are still 'stretched thin' for resources, says [ACC CEO and president Veta] Richardson, but the survey did demonstrate 'some improvement in terms of the inside staffing measure.'   According to the results, 'nearly half of respondents’ law departments hired new staff over the past 12 months.' And among that group, 83 percent of departments hired in-house lawyers when they hired new staff. Another 64 percent of GCs said their law departments created new positions in the last year."

For more information about the survey, go here.

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