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NBA partners LawPavilion to provide members legal research tool

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NBA’s President, Olumide Akpata

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olumide Akpata has unveiled the Association’s partnership with the foremost LegalTech Company, LawPavilion, to provide an efficient legal research tool known as “Primsol” to members of the Association.

This partnership, according to the President, is the association’s way of enhancing legal research and the overall practice of its members.

Speaking further on the partnership, the Managing Director of LawPavilion Business Solutions, Mr. Ope Olugasa, described the partnership as the LegalTech giant’s Biggest Promo Ever.

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He explained that through this partnership, beneficiaries would enjoy up to 97 per cent discount in the yearly subscription price for its flagship product, LawPavilion Primsol and to even top that, beneficiaries would also have easy access to mobile legal research via LawPavilion on WhatsApp.

He said the partnership, which amounted to 97 per cent discount off one of its flagship products – LawPavilion Primsol, is the company’s way of showing empathy with Africa’s largest bar and the legal industry as a whole, on the recent chequered three-fold disruption – COVID-19, #EndSars and JUSUN Strike that assailed the legal industry and lawyers’ means of livelihood.

Shedding light on the nature of the partnership, Olugasa explained that the beneficiaries of this year’s partnership, just like last year, include legal practitioners between one to seven years post-call, who have paid their practicing fees and branch dues on or before March 31, 2021.

This category, he said, will be entitled to the NBA-LawPavilion professional leverage package for free.

He explained that this year’s partnership also includes other legal practitioners that are eight years and above post-call, who have paid their yearly bar practicing fees and branch dues as and when due.

This other category, Olugasa further explained, have the coupon to subscribe to the NBA-LawPavilion professional leverage package at up to 97per cent discount.

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He disclosed that the product offering for the partnership is also more extensive; to accommodate all areas of legal research needs of both litigation and commercial legal practitioners.

Olugasa stated that beyond law report, as it is known, the beneficiaries will have access to analytics, Precedents Forms and Agreements Templates with insight notes, Rules of Court, Regulations of the different MDAs in Nigeria, Commercial High Court Cases and Arbitration Rules, among others as well as the easy access to mobile legal research via WhatsApp.

He reiterated that the robust access that the partnership offers is the company’s way of demonstrating its readiness to work with the legal industry for a tech-driven rebound.

Olugasa appealed to all legal practitioners to take advantage of the package for professional leverage, as championed by the NBA, to avoid being left behind in the cutting edge 21st century legal practice.

He declared that as the Association strives to ensure all members are at par with the current trends in global development, each practitioner should endeavour to leverage on the opportunity to remain relevant in the scheme of practice.

While pointing out that the coupon can only be activated from August 23rd to October 6, 2021, Olugasa recalled that some of the beneficiaries from last year’s partnership didn’t cash in on the opportunity on time.

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He, therefore, enjoined persons eligible for the partnership to visit nba.lawpavilion.com or go to the NBA’s website to confirm their status and activate their accounts to take full advantage of the partnership before it times out.

Ope Olugasa

When asked if LawPavilion is open to more partnership, Olugasa confirmed yes. He talked about how despite the fact that LawPavilion has been championing legaltech and technology driven legal service delivery in Africa for over 15 years during which judges and legal luminaries have relied heavily on LawPavilion for their legal research needs, it has never rested on its oars.

He said that the company’s mandate is to digitally transform Africa’s legal sector, starting with Nigeria and re-affirmed that commitment.

He highlighted how LawPavilion has recently partnered with Lagos State Government on the e-publishing of their laws as well as Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) and some major Law Faculties of Universities in Nigeria, on the e-publishing and online sales of their textbooks and journals.

Similarly, the Chairman, NBA National Welfare Committee Y.C Maikyau (SAN), FCIArb (UK) commended Mr. Akpata, and Mr. Olugasa on the successful brokering of the partnership.

He also expressed appreciation to members of the National Welfare Committee for their resourcefulness and efforts.

The learned silk explained how through the deal, the NBA president demonstrated his commitment to the professional development and welfare of the Association’s members, especially young lawyers.

He congratulated the entire members of the NBA on the legal research tool and urged them to take gainful advantage of same to improve their practice.

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