Design and implementation of a Legal case Management Information System case study: Odokol and Company Advocates

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Kampala International University, School of Computing and Information Technology
The use of ICT offers great opportunities for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the cases and dissemination of information by the judiciary sector. New information and communication technologies can make tremendous contribution to the improvement of the handling and management of information. This has led to a number of studies to assess the benefits, challenges and possible solutions associated with the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT).Unfortunately, few studies have been focused on the use of information and communication technology in areas related to law for whom the adoption rate, is far slower than other institutions like the banking sector. This study assessed how the adoption of ICT in law firms can facilitate access, dissemination and enhance better storage, retrieval, update and management of information with maximum safety hence improving on the time needed to processes a particular piece of information. However the installations of ICTS comes along with its own challenges different to particular cases which must be addressed if any benefits are to be realized. Lack of clear information systems, low knowledge about computer and poor financing of the department are the major setbacks to the use of ICT .information systems in Odokol and company advocates largely depend on paper and ink. It also depends on people to transfer information from one place to another and from one office to another. Problems like delay in the flow of information, difficulty in allocating information are a common phenomenon as a result decisions can be made basing on inadequate and inaccurate information. This research therefore shows that an effective strategy must be in place in order to narrow the gap and increase the ability of the people to use ICT for information access and dissemination.
A research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a degree of Bachelor in Information Technology of Kampala International University
Legal case management, Information system, Odokol and company advocates