Virtual law library as a veritable tool for justice delivery system in Nigeria: an investigative study of Oyo state high court
The study investigated the influence of virtual library use in legal practice and its contributions to quick administration of justice. The study adopted descriptive survey research design, and simple random sampling technique was used in selecting thirty (30) Law library personnel across the state, but all the 26 judges of Oyo State High Court, Ibadan were covered. From the self-constructed different sets of questionnaire, data collected were analyzed and presented in tables using percentages, mean and standard deviation. Legal practitioners who used Virtual Law Library indicated that using electronic legal information resources provided via virtual library increases efficiency in adjudicatory process and guarantees speedy administration of justice. It was concluded that the adoption of Virtual Law Library use in the legal practice in Nigeria would assist in eradicating the problem in accessibility, retrieval and dissemination of legal information in the state thereby solving the problem of delay in justice delivery.
Key Words: Access, Justice Delivery, Legal practice, Virtual Law library, Adjudication.