Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Weekly training modules are based on the textbook: DIGITAL EVIDENCE & eDISCOVERY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA by the Convener of the course Emeka Arinze Esq, LLM, M.I.T (info-tech), CBSP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst), CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator), CFP (Certified Forensic Professional).

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5 hours to complete
Judicial Notice in the Digital Age. See Chapter 16 of the book for further reading

The Nigeria judicial practice requires that each fact in a case be proved through formal presentation. When a court takes judicial notice of a fact, it dispenses with formal proof, which is the usual method of establishing facts at trial. As technology evolves, so is the scope of judicial notice in litigation. Internet use and related litigation have become the order of the day. With the growth of technology and computer users, including the court, the features of the Internet will become increasingly familiar to those involved in the judicial process, and, as a result, such features will be generally known and thereby subject to judicial notice.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

The ease of accessing factual data, now available on the Internet will allow judges and lawyers to expand the use of judicial notice in ways that raise significant concerns about admissibility, reliability, and fair process. How the court would navigate within technological perspectives with a view to taking judicial notice of certain facts emerging in the technological domain is the focus of this week’s module.

Gains and Benefit

On completion of the lecture as espoused in the video, reading activity, quiz and assessment, you will be able to understand:

  • judicial notice in the technological age;
  • digital content that courts may take judicial notice;
  • framework for the application of judicial notice in the digital age.
3 Videos (Total 30 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
3 videos
Judicial notice in the technological age
Digital content that courts may take judicial notice
Framework for the application of judicial notice in the digital age
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
Assignment of the week