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Spectrum makes access to legal info easier

Law firms all over India now have the op-tion to access information pertaining to Supreme Court, high court and tribunal decisions online.

india Updated: May 04, 2006 11:24 IST

Law firms all over India now have the op-tion to access information pertaining to Supreme Court, high court and tribunal decisions online.

The Mumbai-based Spectrum Business Support, a company providing law informa- tion retrieval solutions, has launched eJurix—a service that en ables law firms, chartered accountants to access information on sales tax, Company Law Board (CLB), excise department and consumer disputes settlement commission through their Web and PDA-enabled law information retrieval service.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Spectrum’s CEO DB Modak said, “The complete text of judgments on appropriate quasi-judicial bodies, high courts and the Supreme Court, from 1950 as well as basic information on acts, rules and regulations and notifications and circulars issued by the law enforcement agencies are available. eJurix also provides the user with the current status of the judgment from our data base.” He went on to add that this service provides the user search facilities in a manner that is intuitive and helps in getting results to be printed in tamper-proof format.

Considering that there are more than 300,000 judgments still awaiting settlement, the search is time consuming, which in turn leads to slow decision–making.

Sophisticated search (with training and practice) allows the user to hone in on truly relevant material quickly. “Contextspecific abstracts from the text of judgment as well as other law information minimises the time to an hour or so as compared with three five days spent earlier,” said Modak.

The company is planning to charge this service for Rs 5,000 as an introductory offer for unlimited ‘searches’ on the number of queries and has plans of introducing other revenue models such as charges specific to the queries made or the usage time of this service.

At present, the company does not have any tie-ups with government websites but it is in talks to access sections of their databases.