Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa has undertaken an ambitious scheme to provide all the bar associations in the state with computers pre-loaded with case-law softwares.
The scheme, first of its kind in the country, was launched by Justice S B Mhase of Bombay High Court on Saturday.
Additional Solicitor General of India Rajendra Raghuvanshi and state bar council's president Rajiv Patil were present on this occasion.
With these computers, any past decision of Supreme Court or the High Courts would be only a click away for lawyers working in remote areas of the state, said advocate Patil.
Computer kits were distributed to bar associations in Mumbai and Konkan area at the hands of Justice Mhase on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice Mhase said the scheme would benefit lawyers at the tehsil level the most.
"The big city lawyers generally have access to digital technology, but at tehsil level, young lawyers have to struggle to get copies of past decisions. This E-library will help them," said Justice Mhase.
The judgements of all the High Courts and the Supreme Court from 1950 onwards would be stored on the computers. In the case of Bombay High Court, even decisions dating back to 1901 would be available.