e-Courts, web-based courthouses, will transform how court system serves the people of any jurisdiction. e-Courts will provide virtual courthouses, using technology to increase access to the courts, improve court efficiency, and ensure that judges have complete and timely information with which to make the most effective decisions.
e-Court technology provides judges and litigants with immediate access to authorized case information, details, and records provided by the courts, legal community, other stake holders, ensuring that justice is served, and that people’s lives will meet with appropriate opportunities for improvement.
e-Court technology will provide security tools to protect citizens from identity theft and the possible exploitation of sensitive information found in court records. The protection of families and children in crisis who may be at risk for harm, is enhanced by the ability of the court to recognize and respond to data placed in the system through case events or by other agencies. The availability of such comprehensive data allows the Court to provide orders of protection to law enforcement agencies quickly so that the necessary protective measures are taken.
Information provided to courts through the old, paper-based process utilizes a case number-based system. Through e-Court technology, all case information will be digitally organized by a person’s name or names. This allows courts to see all current and past cases related to one person that may contain important data to help judges make the most effective decisions in pretrial releases, sentencing, and probation violations in criminal cases. It will also enhance decision making in cases involving criminal charges, insolvency, dependency, delinquency, and family law.
The e-Courts will not only give judiciary better tools to improve public safety, but it will transform how private businesses, public agencies, and individuals obtain information and services from courts. It will transform how judges, court staff, and consumers of justice conduct daily court business. Our traditional courts have operated within a paper-based system where information and documents could only be accessed at a single courthouse during the eight hour business day.
e-Courts will be the most accessible courthouses in the Country, providing court services from any computer, laptop or mobile phone with an Internet connection, at any time. Consumers, public safety partners, and the legal community will have 24 hour a day – 7 day a week, access (based on that individual’s authorization) to:
e-Courts will not replace in-person services at courthouses. Those traditional services will remain available. Court hearings and trials will continue to convene in courthouses across the state and will be open to the public. However litigants and lawyers in far flung areas will be able to appear before e-Courts through video-conferencing facility resulting in quick response time and savings in costs.
Through the implementation of e-Courts, the quality and timeliness of dispute resolution will improve, access to justice will expand for citizens, and collaboration between justice system partners will be more efficient and effective. Nasdeep Consultants will continue to work closely with the Judiciary and other partners to create the tools necessary to meet the changing needs of citizens and businesses, and to accomplish that vision transparently and cost effectively.
|Rapid accumulation & slow disposal rate||Slow accumulation & rapid disposal rate|
|Physical carrying of Case File and evidences to Courtroom.||No need to carry as they are available at click of mouse.|
|File prone to tampering & environmental degradation.||Tamper-proof records with information life cycle support.|
|No Visual playback of the case||Video records will help to Playback|
|No provision of sharing case information online.||Different courts are able to share the information online.|
|Required Case documents and evidences are submitted manually in Court.||Through e-filing in e-Court concerned stake holders can depose/upload the documents to the case file from their own premises.|
|Case cannot proceed due to the non-availability of accuse/witness on the scheduled date.||Though video conference facility they may be allowed to participate in proceedings from remote locations.|
|Physical Transfer of case to other courts cause long delays||No such effect. Files can be transferred across Courts in seconds.|