The Book

Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

What can lawyers, prosecutors, law enforecment agencies and judges do to take advantage of the potential knowledge inherent in digital data to streamline the pre-trial and trial processes? What guidance can judges give to the bar in formulating rules and protocols for the exchange and handling of electronic evidence? What gaps exist in the current legal education curriculum and what changes need to be made so that law students are fully equipped to succeed in an ever-evolving digital work environment?

This book, written by Emeka Arinze Esq (a certified digital forensic attorney) delves into these questions and provides a starting point for further consideration of legal education, developing digital curriculum and leveraging technology to increase access to law practice in the 21st century within the African continent.

The Book Content

To deal with the structure of this training, the book comes in 1300 pages with 49 chapters divided into 5  parts:

  • Digital Evidence
  • eDiscovery Law Practice
  • Digital Forensic Investigation, Prosecution and Defence
  • Expert Witness and Forensic Evidence
  • Precedents and Landmark Cases from Foreign Jurisdictions in Digital Evidence, eDiscovery, Digital Forensic Investigation and Forensic Expert Evidence

The content of the book is presented in audio and video formats, for instance see chapter 5 on Admissibility Foundation of Digital Evidence.

The Book Foreword

The Book Foreword written by Hon. Mr. Justice Walter S. N. Onnoghen, GCON, the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria, November, 2018. “There is no-gainsaying that technology has ushered in a paradigm shift in the way we think and about how legal meanings are disseminated and construed…”

About the Author

Emeka Arinze Esq., is the first Nigerian lawyer to be dual qualified in Law and Forensic Technology. Called to Nigerian bar in 1983, he holds a Masters’ degree (LL.M) in law of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Masters’ degree in Information Technology (with emphasis on forensic technology) of the University of Lagos, Nigeria…Emeka Arinze, after a successful completion of training on specific areas of Digital Forensics conducted by Asian School of Cyber Law, Mumbai, India and after successfully completing the examination administered by Asian School of Cyber Law and Data Techno Solutions Pvt, India and having obtained an aggregate score of 73% was duly certified in April 2013 as follows…

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