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Objective of this research was to investigate the impact of ICT skills upon Legal Professionals of Lahore High Court Bar Association and their Practice.
In view of the suitability and usability as well as the previous studies conducted in the field, the survey research method was adopted for this study. The population of was Advocates of Lahore High Court, Pakistan. Simple random sampling technique was adopted to conduct this study. The survey questionnaire was adapted as a data collection tool for this study. After collection of data, a numerical analysis using SPSS was performed to present the data into tangible results. Several tests were then performed to get maximum findings from the collected data. The t-test was performed in order to find out the impact of ICT skills and the information use & access upon practice of the Legal Professionals.
Findings of the study reveal that digital media has a great impact on information seeking digital resources enhanced information searching capabilities of users. When Legal Professionals use digital information resources it makes easy to prepare the case. E-resources have a positive impact on their professional efficiency. They prefer digital resources over print resources if they are well trained to use these digital resources.
Rationale of the Study
Legal Professionals need to be more and more responsible in order to get the mastery of legal research in digital environment. The clients in general and the profession of law in particular demand the lawyers to be professionally sound with the latest tools and techniques in the practical field. Therefore, in order to survive in an information and knowledge society, it is important that Legal Professionals learn the required digital skills.
ICT skills and advocates, Impact of IT upon legal practice, Legal Professionals and digital expertise