Mr. Albert Oscar, Editor-in-Chief of Legalpedia, has said the company partnered the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to provide a platform for lawyers and take the legal profession to global standards.
Legalpedia is a leading legal software and Technology firm that provides the software, information, communication and technical knowhow and drives the ongoing 57th Annual General Conference of the NBA.
He said there was need to take the profession to where it ought to be in this new age.
In an interview, Albert said: “Through the organ of the Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP), the company was invited by the planning committee for a presentation which the technical team found very compelling.
He said the TCCP saw we share similar vision that manual practice is no longer the norm and shouldn’t be continued in the country.
Albert described Legalpedia as: “the most comprehensive library of legal resources available in Nigeria, containing resources such as the Supreme Court Cases, Court of Appeal Cases, the complete Laws of the Federation (with updates up to 2017), Rules of Court for the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Federal High Court, National Industrial Court, and all the State High Courts, Federal High Court Cases, National Industrial Court Cases, Sharia Court of Appeal Cases, Investment and Securities Tribunal Cases, Tax Cases, Election Petition Cases, Foreign cases from the commonwealth – United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, law encyclopedia, forms and precedents, law dictionary, legal maxims and many more.
He said: “The company started in 2007 and launched the flagship product, Legalpedia, in 2009 at the NBA Conference.
According to him, Legalpedia was born out of a vision to see that every single person in the legal sphere in Nigeria has and enjoys the experience of using technology to aid legal education, practice and adjudication.
“Our vision has been to bring the entire value that technology gives to the profession, as is seen all over the world, to the legal profession in Nigeria.
“We pioneered it by coming up with a comprehensive product way back in 2009 and we’ve continued to improve and give value all across the legal spectrum. We’ve worked with Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Kwara State Ministry of Justice, Adamawa State Ministry of Justice, National Judicial Institute, the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC), Bayelsa State Judiciary, Rivers State Judiciary, and many others to empower the Legal Profession. Now we have this partnership with the NBA to yet empower members of the NBA.
Source: The Nation
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