Nigeria: Judy Legal simplifies access to common law databases

By : Adoni Conrad Quenum

Date : mardi, 30 mai 2023 04:24

Common law is practiced in some 80 countries around the world. Lawyers can therefore refer to court decisions in these countries to defend their clients more effectively. However, accessing such information can sometimes be tedious. Hence the importance of Judy Legal.  

Judy Legal is a digital solution developed by a Nigerian start-up. It gives lawyers easier access to case law from common law countries (around 80 countries), particularly Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana, to help them defend their cases in court. 

It aims to be the “most comprehensive, most utilized database of case judgments in the world.”

Our mission is to support the legal profession and the administration of justice by providing a law reporting service in a convenient form and at a moderate price,” it says.

With its Android and iOS apps, users can access its services once they set up accounts and buy a premium subscription. The type of services they are given depends on their subscription type. The startup has three premium subscriptions. The basic subscription costs $25 monthly and allows services like choosing a database, refining cases by date, court, country, and subject matter, and also highlighting comments. There are also the standard ($50 monthly) and premium ($150 monthly) plans besides the basic plan. 

Since its launch, the Android version of its mobile app has been downloaded more than 10,000 times. In 2018, Judy Legal was one of the winners of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) program, going home with a $100,000 check. Two years later, it was selected to take part in the fifth cohort of Google for Startups Accelerator Africa.

Adoni Conrad Quenum


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