The legal practitioner is a research and law teaching, where
Lawyers & Judges study about cases on-line. They insert in any
newspaper, periodical or any other publications and advertisement offering as a
member of the Bar to undertake confidential inquiries; to write for publication
or give an interview to the press or otherwise cause or permit to be published,
except in a legal periodical, any particulars of his practice or earnings in
the profession or of cases pending on the courts or cases where the time for
appeal has not expired on any matter in which he has been engaged as a member
of the Bar, to answer questions on legal subjects in the press or any
periodical on in wireless or television broadcast where his name or initials
are directly or indirectly disclosed or likely or be disclosed.
The maintenance of a respectful attitude towards the court is been
made. It is unprofessional on the part of a member of the Bar to promote
a case, which to his own knowledge is false.
Referring on different cases by some judges and lawyers,
considering the fact-finding information displayed on related cases on web.
The situations where cases are adjourned are made known to the
public who are interested in those involved in the case. The aim of the
disciplinary committee is to consider and determine any case where it is
alleged that a person whose name is on the roll of legal practitioners has
misbehaved in his capacity as a legal practitioner or should for any other
reason be the subject of proceedings under the Decree to hear appeals from any
direction given by the disciplinary committee. Preparing and from time to
time, revising a statement as to the kind of conduct if considered to be
infamous conduct in a professional respect. This is to say that if the case
is being adjourned, they will automatically know about the information on-line.
Judgment is being concluded to be available to other practitioners
on-line, either in favour or against, depending on the crime committed.
The introduction of a computer application is a great change in a
legal practitioner based on the web site through browsing, which helps them to
make references on different cases from the files documented. As a
machine, it is faster, accurate, easy to be used. By the available data,
it involves writing a program of instructions.
A lawyer maintains a respectful attitude towards the court.
They have to engage in public prosecutions, to see that justice is done.
1.1 Statement of problems
1.2 Aims and
1.3 Scope of the
1.4 Limitations of the
1.5 Definition of
and Analysis of Existing
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.
A legal practitioner is a person entitled to practice as a
barrister (advocate) or as a barrister and solicitor. In Nigeria, every
legal practitioner is a barrister and solicitors. For exam plc, an
advocate practicing in a country whose legal system is similar to that of
Nigeria may be permitted by the chief justice of Nigeria to practice as a
barrister. The chief justice has no power to permit him to practices as a
solicitor. Further more, a senior Advocate of Nigeria is not entitled to
practice as a solicitor.
STATEMENT 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.
In addition, the period of one month beginning with the date of
delivery of the bill must have expired. There are provisions in the legal
practitioners for taxation of bills of charges delivered by legal practitioner
to his clients.
The council is to be consulted by the Attorney-General of
the federation before making regulations for the enrolment as legal
practitioners in Nigeria, Court of Appeal Enugu as a case study, members
of the legal profession in any other country on a reciprocal basis.
The Attorney – General of the federation is also required to hold
consultations with the council before varying the rates of practicing fees
1.2 AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
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.
The characteristics of the on-line legal practitioner such as
independence, integrity, official administration of courts and administration
There is a roll of legal practitioners kept as a roll of court and
maintained by the chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
In general, a person is entitled to be enrolled if and only if:
has been called to the bar by the body of Benchers; and
produces a certificate of his call to the Bar to the Chief Registrar of Supreme
In general, persons whose names are on the roll of legal
practitioners kept as a roll of court and maintained by the chief Register of
the Supreme Court are entitled to practice as barristers and solicitors.
However, the chief justice of Nigeria may, by warrant under his hand authorise
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, to practice as a barrister for the purpose of specified proceedings
and of any appeal brought in connection with those proceedings.
The power of the chief justice to authorise a person to practise
as a barrister under this provision is exercisable where:
application for permission to practise as a barrister is made to the chief
justice by or on behalf of any person who is the opinion of the chief justice
is entitled to practise as an advocate in any country where the legal system is
similar to that of Nigeria; and
chief justice is of the opinion that it is expedient to permit the person to
practice as a barrister for the purpose of proceedings with respect to which
the application is brought.
Furthermore, a person for the time being exercising the functions
of any of the following offices is entitled to practise as a barrister and
solicitor for the purposes of the office:
office of the Attorney-General, solicitor-General or Director of public
prosecutions of the federation or of a state; and
offices in the public service of the federation or a state as the
Attorney-General of the federation or of the state, as the may be.
1.3 SCOPE 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.
1.4 DETERMINATION OF TERMS
Council: This is established by the legal
education, and is responsible for the legal education of persons seeking to
become members of the legal profession.
Chief Justice: He is to autorise 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.
Barrister: His purpose is to specify proceedings
and of any appeal brought in connection with those proceedings.
Disciplinary Committee: They consider and determines any case
here it is alleged that a person whose name is on the roll of legal
practitioner has misbehaved in his capacity as a legal practitioner or should
for any other reason be the subject of proceedings.
Committee: Hear appeals from any direction given by
the disciplinary committee.
Council of the Bar: Prepares and from time to time, revising
a statement as to the kind of conduct it considers to be infamous conduct in 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 law.
Judiciary: He settles and decides controversies
between he citizens inter se and between the state and the citizens.
Nigerian Courts: Are the supreme court of Nigeria, the
court of Appeal, (and of recent a constitutional court); the federal High
Court, a High Court of a state, a sharia Court of Appeals of a state; a
customary court of Appeal of a state and such court as may be authorised by law
to exercise jurisdiction on matters with respect to which the National Assembly
or State House of Assembly (as the case may be) are authorised to make
laws. A law court is a statutory place for proper interpretation of law
to resolve disputes and conflict.
They 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.
This is a process of making or defending a claim in a court of law.
one who takes a case to the court. He is the complainant.
This is one who is defending in a claim; he is responding to the complaint.
list: These are scheduling of cases to be
heard by the court on the following day.
This can be a formal request to a court of law for a judgment to be passed on
a court, it is application to a court or judge for a ruling or order.
This is an activity carried in a law court in a bid to settle a dispute.
Registrar: This is a person in the law court that
makes entries in the file ie what happens in the court each day. He signs
as the commissioner of oats, compile record or appeals, and access documents
and certify them.
This can be a person in the court who is in charge of the records of the court.
Bailiff: This is a person in the court that serve
processes like messengers.
Book: Is a book where all cases are recorded,
details of each case like names of parties involved in the case, case number
(charge number), the name of the high court where the case came from, etc. are
recorded in this book-including writ of summon.
of Summon: Is like a form of details of the names
of the litigants, the case number etc. it is served to the defendant letting
him to know that he has a case and asking him to enter for an appearance.
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