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A computerized legal information management system

K Ohiagu, O Omorogiuwa

Abstract


In recent times, incidences of social vices in our society has been unprecedented. The deluge of legal cases our courts receive on a daily basis has posed a great challenge to the Judiciary with respect to accurate information management. In response to this, the study set out to investigate the problems associated with the manual record keeping process through the filling system using the survey research methodology. Firstly, the manual record keeping system done via the filling caused problems such as situations where records kept in files are either outrightly missing or misplaced and files not properly placed in their appropriate locations thereby not providing easy access to legal information as at when required for the making of critical judicial decisions. Secondly, the risk involved in unauthorized disclosure of vital information was also adduced. A framework for the design and implementation of a legal information management system was presented. Ultimately to show the functionality of our system, the framework was translated into a software using some Object Oriented Design Tools, a suitable event-driven Programming Language; visual basic 6.0 was adopted and Microsoft Access was used as the database component.

Keywords: Legal Information, Court Case, Judiciary, Manual, Records, event-driven




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