SAN Application Process Goes Digital, As LPPC Partners LawPavilion
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, CFR, on Wednesday, swore in 72 legal practitioners recently elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
During the swearing in of the new SANs, the Honourable CJN disclosed that the LPPC has partnered with Nigeria’s foremost Legal-Tech Company, LawPavilion, to automate the application process for the conferment of the rank.
In his speech, the Honorable CJN said: “Most of us here are aware of how tedious the process of conferring the coveted rank of SAN on aspiring applicants has been for the applicants, the LPPC and the Secretariat. Thankfully, a new era has come now, as the LPPC has taken a giant step in pioneering the digital transformation of the legal industry, starting with the SANship conferment process, by partnering with the foremost LegalTech Solution Company – LawPavilion to automate the application process, end-to-end. Consequently, from next year, application for the conferment of the rank of SAN will no longer be done manually but digitally. The automation of the application process will ensure that the application and conferment process is seamless, faster – as it requires lesser paperwork, and easier for the Secretariat and the LPPC. Also, the automation will make it easier for returning applicants as they will not have to re-submit documents that they may have submitted in their earlier application. I am confident that this move will put the Nigerian legal industry in the same pedestal as the legal industries of other climes where technology has been embraced to make processes faster and more efficient. “