davit is the Information Technology section of the German Association of Lawyers [Deutscher Anwaltverein]. It was set up in 1999 and currently has around 750 members. These are lawyers whose professional interests lie in the new branch of law of Information Technology. This branch of law comprises, in the main, the following areas: computer law, data protection law, internet and multimedia law, new media law, telecommunications law and commercial law.
davit offers continuing education in the Information Technology branch of law and provides information on new developments and trends. Through discussions and information events it promotes communication, exchange of information and networking among members. davit also makes influential contributions to the discussion on the statutory and technical framework conditions in this area, and informs the legal profession about aspects of information technology in everyday legal practice. Other activities involving DAVIT include joint advertising on the davit.de website of the advisory services offered by members, working with associations and professional journals, and participating in the annual conference of the German Association of Lawyers and the yearly German IT law conference on the last Thursday and Friday of April as well as various IT law conferences all over Germany.
To become a member of davit you need to be a member of one of the Regional German Law Associations, usually the one in the city your are registered to the Bar. There are German Law Associations even abroad in Belgium, Brasil, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Straßbourg, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Ukraine, UK – https://anwaltverein.de/de/mitgliedschaft/auslandsvereine which broadly accept members who do not need to be lawyers admitted to German Bars. If there is no German Law Association in your country, please contact us in order to help to find a regional German Law Association who will accept your membership as an extraordinary member.