Lagos Department of Justice Partners with Law Pavilion for Electronic Publication of Laws | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Attorney General of Lagos State and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), said that all state laws are now accessible online as the state is now partnering with a pavilion Legal to facilitate legal practice and make laws available to the public.

Onigbanjo, who said so yesterday, during a press briefing to announce the launch of the publication of the law online in partnership with the Law Pavilion, held at the Ministry of Justice Complex, Alausa , Ikeja, said the partnership would contribute to the speedy dispensation of justice. , which would give citizens better access to justice through dynamic legislative reforms and respect for the rule of law.

He said, “The agreement is for the annotation of the laws of Lagos State and the conversion of the laws to the agreed texts and publication format on the Law Pavilion electronic platform. This means that the annotated laws of Lagos State would be accessible to the public, and in particular to lawyers around the world.

He said those who wish to access the laws of Lagos State have the option of purchasing the full laws or subscribing annually through the Law Pavilion platform.

According to him, the laws of Lagos State available on the Law Pavilion platform are the compendium of 2015 as well as all laws that have been enacted from 2015 to date.

In his address, the Managing Director of the Law Pavilion, Mr. Ope Olugasa, highlighted the importance of digitizing legal practice to facilitate dispute resolution.

He said the new development is the first of its kind in the country, noting that his company has developed annotations for around 265 laws in Lagos State for use by judges and lawyers.

Olugasa said the initiative would provide judges, lawyers and other legal practitioners with easy access to up-to-date state laws.

He pointed out that the speed of administration of justice in Lagos State had just received a boost.

Furthermore, the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Law Reform Commission, Ms. Ninilomo Bashal, disclosed that the commission will soon embark on translating all laws of the state into different languages.

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