Web Based Legal Practitioner Application System, Chapter One
1-1 Background Of The Study
To Understand The Web-based
Legal Practitioner Application System-it Includes Not Merely ...
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
To understand the web-based
legal practitioner application system, it includes not merely the profession,
which is practiced in courts but also covers law teaching, law research,
administration in different branches where law plays a role and in fact,
commercial and industrial employment and all other activities, which postulates
and requires the use of legal knowledge and skill and which adopts legal
process also fall within its scope. The wed based legal practitioner
comprises all those who use technical legal knowledge through net in performing
their various occupational roles. These will include such categories as
practitioners of law and legal advisers, judges and magistrates, Area court
Judges and Islamic Court Judges, academic lawyers and scholars, legal
technicians (e.g. consultants) etc.
1.2STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The problem statement is mainly
centralised on the existing method of wed-based legal practitioner application
system. The information obtained on-line, shows that a legal practitioner
is entitled to recover his charges by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.
In General, before a legal practitioner brings such action, a bill for the
charges containing particulars of the principal items included in the bill and
signed by him, or in the case of a firm by one of the partners or in the name
of the firm, must have been served on the client personally or left for him at
his last address as known to the practitioner or sent by post addressed to the
client at that address.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The web-based legal
practitioner application system has an increasingly important role in a modern
state not only in dispensation of justice but also in the formulation of a just
legal order and in the preservation of an efficient juristic order.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
Reference could be made from
different parts of the world about a case on-line. Considering the fact
that information are displayed on the web because, some Judges and Lawyers
could be able to make reference on how related cases are being handled.
For instance, somebody is
having a case of murder in the court and you want to search, to know how the
case was treated or how it was judged. As a lawyer, you may go on net, to
search for a related case to the case you are handling and how it was treated,
in order to know or for easy decision on your own cases.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
The web-based legal practioner
application system covers the activities and proceedings of Appeal court Enugu.
This is due to the large number of cases attended to by the legal practitioner
and the number of cases also waiting to be attended to.
The scope of the study covers
case documentation, that is, recording and retrieval of cases online to help
lawyers prepare for cases and also provide information for lawyers at all
levels to enable them carry out their duties.
1.6 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
The study was limited by
several factors of which some posed serious constraints towards the development
of the project. One of the major drawbacks was time because there was not
enough time for the research. There were also drawbacks due to financial
incapacitation. This is among other frustrations such as inability to procure
research materials due to distance. It was difficult to source most of the
important information needed for this work.
1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS/VARIABLES
LEGAL PRACTITIONER: A person
entitled to practice as a
barrister (advocate) or as a barrister and solicitor.
THE CHIEF JUSTICE: He is to authorize a person whose name is not on the roll,
on payment to the Chief Registrar of the supreme court of such fee not
exceeding 50 naira as may be specified in the warrant.
A LAWYER: A
lawyer maintains a respectful attitude towards the court. He s trained
and qualified to advice people about the law and represent them in a court of
THE JUDICIARY: He settles and decides controversies between he citizens
inter se and between the state and the citizens.
THE LAW COURTS: A law court is a statutory place for proper interpretation
of law to resolve disputes and conflict.
should indeed move in the direction of the jurisprudence of welfare and adopt a
judicial approach that identifies the political, social and economic problems
facing the country and using the law to provide solutions to these
problems. They lead in the proceedings. He has the authority to
decide on offenders.
APPELLANT: Is one who takes a case to the court. He is the
RESPONDENT: This is one who is defending in a claim; he is responding to
CASE LIST: These are scheduling of cases to be heard by the court on
the following day.
can be a formal request to a court of law for a judgment to be passed on an
PROCEEDINGS: This is an activity carried in a law court in a bid to
settle a dispute
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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