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Osinbajo, CJN, others chart path for legal technology

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The vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN); Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed; the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan; Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) are among other captains of industry and legal luminaries set to participate in the first Legal Technologies Virtual Conference slated for August 13-14, 2020.
  
The conference, which would be available to participants all around the world through Zoom video conferencing app, is being organised by Nigeria’s foremost LegalTech company, LawPavilion Business Solutions Limited, in conjunction with Telnet Group, Nigeria’s leading digital transformation company.
  
Managing Director of LawPavilion Business Solutions, Mr. Ope Olugasa explained that his firm has been at the forefront of providing and improving access to digital tools for the legal services industry in the last two decades. It has become imperative, he said, to leverage technology to accelerate access to justice for Nigerians and organisations interested in doing business in Nigeria.

  
Speaking further, Olugasa stated that the role of the judiciary comprising judges, lawyers, arbitrators, mediators and legal institutions are so critical, that where the justice system is fraught with inefficiencies and inadequacies, economic growth is stunted.
  
According to him, in today’s global market, true wealth is no longer in having only expansive real estate or tangible cash, but in holding intangible intellectual property. “Thus, economies that do not accord enough recognition and protection to intellectual property stand a genuine risk of not being at par with other economies,” he said.
  
The conference, which would hold for two days will feature keynote lecture and panel discussions on the role of an efficient justice system in driving the wheel of innovation and economic growth.

Panelists such as Justice Olukayode Ariwoola (JSC), Hon Justice Amina Augie (JSC), Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (SAN), Mr. Wale Fapohunda, Attorney General of Ekiti State.

Others such as Mr. Folorunsho Aliu, Group MD of Telnet Nigeria Ltd and Mr. Gbenga Sesan, CEO Paradigm Initiatives will participate.
  
There will also be breakout sessions focusing on seamless court integration as well as tools and resources to run an efficient law firm post COVID-19, using technology.


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