Lawpavilion pledges to help lawyers cope with Covid-19
Legal Technology Company, LawPavilion Business Solutions Limited has pledged to help lawyers cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by providing Electronic Law Reports to young lawyers.
This it said, followed its partnership with the leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN).
Ope Olugasa, the Managing Director of the company also commended Usoro and his executives for the well thought out initiative of giving back to the legal community, particularly the young lawyers.
Olugasa explained that the beneficiaries of this initiative are young lawyers between one to seven years post-call who paid their annual practising fee on or before the deadline stipulated in the Legal Practitioners’ Act.
While observing that majority of these young lawyers are still trying to find their foothold in the industry, learning the ropes and mostly without a robust income, Olugasa stated that the beneficiaries, paying their annual Bar Practicing Fee as and when due, showed the level of their commitment to the legal industry and especially to the association and expressed the hope that the beneficiaries will make the best use of the opportunity afforded them.
Noting how the closure of the courts affected practicing lawyers who derive their livelihood as Advocates as well as solicitors, who could not access their physical libraries as a result of the lockdown, Olugasa pointed out that only a certain percentage who had embraced technology, through the use of LawPavilion products, were able to stay up and running all through the period.
According to him, there’s been a paradigm shift and Covid-19 has accelerated things technology-wise. He alluded to the fact that two years ago, nobody would have thought that IBA or NBA conferences could be held virtually and that now, virtual conferences, virtual meetings, remote work, e-filing and remote hearing are the new normal.
Olugasa further announced that apart from adding new features to enhance the company’s existing products to ensure optimal performance, the company will soon be unveiling a couple of products that will not only benefit lawyers, Law Firms and Judges but will be of great benefit to every Nigerian.
He further said that they are working on a complete ecosystem of LegalTech Solutions, which will be unveiled at the forthcoming NBA conference.