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NBA proposes digitalisation of court process to boost access to justice

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The Nigerian Bar Association Section on Legal Practice (NBA-SLP) is proposing the digitalisation of court processes through electronic filing, online case management, and virtual hearings.

The proposal was contained in a communiqué issued on Friday by NBA-SLP at its just concluded Annual Conference that was held in Kano.

According to the communiqué by the Chairman Section on Legal Practice, Boma Alabi, SAN, the legal practitioners are  to harness and infuse the transformative power of technology to modernise the justice system and improve access to justice online for all Nigerians, one of which is to digitalise the courts.

“Participants explored the vast potential of technology to streamline court processes and enhance efficiency. This includes the adoption of electronic filing systems, online case management platforms, virtual hearings, and other innovative tools.

“By embracing digital solutions, the judiciary can reduce costs, improve case management, and make justice more accessible to citizens, particularly those in remote areas”, she said.

To promote the adoption of technological innovations, participants resolved to invest in the necessary infrastructure and technology to support digital transformation.

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