An Electronic Evidentiary Tool for 21st Century Law Practice for Admissibility of Digital Evidence & Management of eDiscovery Law Practice for the Bar and the Bench in Nigeria.
The Discussion Forum provides a platform where specific technical topics from the book are discussed. The Forum is classified into groups (Judges, Magistrates, State Counsels, Legal Practitioners in Corporate Practice, Legal Practitioners in Private Practice, Law Students in Nigeria Law School and Undergraduate Law Students in the Universities). Discussion posts are published to all groups but member participation (comments and replies) is only shared within each group.
Training Portal For Groups
Aside the forum engagement, special technical training restricted to the technical content and use of the book is organized for specified group as listed: Judges, Magistrates, State Counsels, and Legal Practitioners in Corporate Practice, Legal Practitioners in Private Practice, Law Students in Nigeria Law School and Undergraduate Law Students in the Universities). This training is specifically requested by organisation to which the respective disciplines belong.
Single/Library Multi-User Accounts
The library account is designed for law firms law library. It allows multiple users have access to the ePlatform. The library account comes with special features like Dropbox and Library Chatroom, which allows library users to share files and communicate within.
As a user, the electronic platform gives you easy access to and use of templates for managing data output in real time. Access to the platform also provides a research area that is standardized for securing and keeping all user files organized in one place for effective and efficient management. This function is provided by the Document Manager.
eParagraph Numbering System
Designed with an eBook in mind, hyperlinks are used instead of page numbers and the contents particularly paragraphed for ease of reference, while in court. Hyperlinks bring the user to the exact location of the relevant text, the index of subject matter, the index of cited cases, table of statutes, table of practice direction with readers utilizing tablets and smartphones, for precision linking.
Also automated are the Appendix incorporating Forms & Precedents, The Evidence Act, 2011; CBN Guidelines on Electronic Banking in Nigeria April 2016, ACPO Good Practice Guide, New Edition of the Sedona Canada Principles for eDiscovery, The Sedona Canada Principles Addressing Electronic Discovery, Cybercrimes (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc.) Act, 2015, Freedom of Information Act, 2011, British Columbia Practice Direction, UK Practice Direction 31B – Disclosure of Electronic Documents, Glossary etc.
Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria would in course time attain the status of obsolescence. Mindful of this expectation, I have developed a working relationship with Digital Evidence and Cyber Forensic Institute, Nigeria for continued research and development in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery. Attention is focused on all courts’ relevant judgments in digital evidence and eDiscovery issues within and outside Nigeria, with a view to effective updates, critique and review.
Law Report/Case Review
Law Report/Case Review brings into focus law reports of cases specifically bordering on Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria and the technical content-review of such cases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is a facilitation ePlatform that incorporates commonly asked questions by counsel in some context and pertaining to a particular topic, with specific reference to concepts and admissibility of digitally derived evidence and the process of electronic discovery. Answers are typically tailored to incorporate trends in digital developments and its convergence with the laws and legal principles.