Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), has said that all the state laws can now be accessed online as the state now partners with a law pavilion to ease legal practice and make the laws available to the public.
Onigbanjo, who stated this, yesterday, at a press briefing to announce the launching of the e-law publishing in partnership with Law Pavilion, held at the Ministry of Justice Complex, Alausa, Ikeja, said that the partnership would aid quick dispensation of justice, which would give citizens greater access to justice through dynamic law reforms and adherence to the rule of law.
He said: “The agreement is for annotation of the laws of Lagos State and conversion of the laws on agreed texts and format for publication on the Law Pavilion electronic platform. This means that the annotated laws of Lagos State would be available to the public, and particularly to lawyers all over the world.”
He said those who want access to the laws of Lagos State have the option of either an outright purchase of the entire laws or a yearly subscription through the Law Pavilion platform.
According to him, Lagos State laws available on the Law Pavilion platform are the 2015 compendium as well as all the laws that have been passed from 2015 to date.
In his remarks, Managing Director of Law Pavilion, Mr. Ope Olugasa, highlighted the importance of digitalising legal practice to aid dispute resolution.
He said the new development is the first of its kind in the country, noting that his company has developed annotations for about 265 laws of Lagos State for use of judges and lawyers.
Olugasa said the initiative would make it easy for judges, lawyers and other legal practitioners to have access to up-to-date laws of the state.
He stressed that the speed of justice delivery in Lagos State had just received a boost.
Also, the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Law Reform Commission, Mrs. Ninilomo Bashal, disclosed that the commission would soon embark on all state laws to be translated into various languages.