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Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2014, 2(1), 1-5
DOI: 10.12691/jcsa-2-1-1
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The Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among Legal Practitioners in Ibadan Metropolis

Clara Ademilola Coker1,

1Department of Computer Science, Lagos City Polytechnic, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Pub. Date: March 06, 2014

Cite this paper:
Clara Ademilola Coker. The Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) among Legal Practitioners in Ibadan Metropolis. Journal of Computer Sciences and Applications. 2014; 2(1):1-5. doi: 10.12691/jcsa-2-1-1

Abstract

This work present the use of ICTs among legal practitioners in Ibadan metropolis and to determine how often the lawyers used ICTs for their information needs and to ascertain the extent to which they were satisfied with the services provided by ICTs. The analyses are based on data from a questionnaire survey of the legal practitioners in the metropolis. The findings revealed that due to lack of awareness, majority of the lawyers were yet to take advantage of the huge potential benefits that can be derived from using ICTs. The study revealed that legal practitioners used some ICTs more than others; for instance, mobile phones and computers were the most frequently used ICTs. Furthermore, young legal practitioners embraced ICTs more than the older lawyers. In addition, about 75.2% of the respondents strongly agreed that the application of ICTs in the legal profession would go a long way in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the profession. The major problems and constraints identified to the use of ICTs among lawyers are the unfavorable economic situation of the country, excessive cost of procurement of ICTs facilities and inadequate infrastructure such as telecommunication and electric supply.

Keywords:
communication computers information legal practitioners mobile phone technologies

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