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Nigeria’s Lawpavilion feature prominently at IBA 2015 in Vienna

LawPavilion, one of Nigeria’s leading software solution and legal technology company, once again featured prominently at the just concluded Annual Conference of the International Bar Association (IBA) held in Vienna Austria from October 4 – 9, 2015.

The annual event, which features highly in the calendar of leading practitioners and Judges all over the world, including Nigeria, was packed with various speeches, addresses, breakout sessions and networking events which afforded Nigerian legal practitioners great opportunities to interact with, learn from and educate their professional colleagues from other climes.

Of particular note this year was the Silver Sponsorship of the most prestigious legal event by a Nigerian organisation.  Speaking on the rationale for this giant and bold step from the Company, its helmsman, Ope Olugasa intimated that considering the percentage of Nigerian lawyers and Judges who attend this foremost Conference, the Company was persuaded that it was imperative to promote the Nigerian legal industry at these conferences as much as possible. This according to him influenced the Company’s decision to be a part sponsor of the Annual Conference of the IBA, after being Headline Sponsor to the IBA Investing in Africa Conference held in New York sometime in June 2015.

“LawPavilion is very passionate about raising the bar in legal practice which decision continues to influence the products and services rendered by the Company. Telling the Nigerian legal services industry story is very important to our corporate goal of being the undisputed Partner to the 21st century legal practitioner in Nigeria and Africa at large.”

According to him, the value of such positioning is immeasurable to the Company but portends even more benefits to the Nigerian and African legal services industry.

“By being a Silver Sponsor of such a significant gathering of legal practitioners across the world, and exhibiting the Company’s products, it has become apparent to the whole world that the Nigerian jurisprudence is well developed and advanced, enough to allay any fears that might be entertained by intending investors. The rationale also influenced the nature of the Company’s most recent product which has so far received accolades and commendation from the legal industry.”

He continued, “It is also the company’s expectation that by showcasing the best of technologies in legal research and jurisprudence, the Government at both State and Federal levels would see the need to provide access to funds for small and medium sized businesses operating in Nigeria but who have a global vision.”

Olugasa further stated that at LawPavilion, one of the driving forces behind the success recorded so far by the Company is the drive to export technology from Nigeria to the rest of the world, thereby demonstrating that indeed technology put to good use is a leveller and provides ample opportunities for all and sundry to be active in today’s global village.

The Company recently re-launched and released the Solicitors’ Toolkit (STK) into the market. The STK is a software targeted significantly at Legal Practitioners who work in commercial/corporate circles and contains updated Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Laws of States, Regulations, Guidelines and Policies from MDAs, Decided Commercial Cases of the Federal High Court, National Industrial Court, Tax Appeal Tribunal, High Court of Lagos State, High Court of the FCT Abuja. The software also contains Forms and Agreements in templates that are editable whilst keeping the original boilerplate.

The Lawpavilion boss reiterated the company’s commitment to produce excellent products that enhance the professional work of legal practitioners and Judges in Nigeria especially and Africa at large. He also intimated that the Company is working on new products that will be revolutionary and ground breaking in scope and capacity to indeed facilitate extensive growth and improvement in the legal services industry.