PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Caribbean Court of Justice now has access to an electronic court management system that was implemented earlier this week.
President of the regional court, Sir Dennis Byron, who has been a fervent advocate for greater use of technology within regional judiciaries said this will enable the court to be “more efficient and responsive”.
“At the CCJ, this process started some time ago when it introduced filing by email in 2013. The transition to e-Filing which is the new court management software facilities, is a logical progression that allows litigants to file documents online and there enhances access to the Court and ultimately enables greater justice,’ the president said.
Sir Dennis said since inception, technology has been successfully integrated into the operations of the CCJ.
The new court management software suite was designed by Courtechs, a technology company with offices in the United States and the Caribbean, that specializes in services for the legal services sector and the judiciary.
This new development is part of the CCJ’s mandate to strengthen, and accelerate, regional judicial development.
The CCJ President who showcased the software at to the Caribbean legal profession and judiciary said “The CCJ regards technology as a vital tool for enhancing and increasing efficiency, for measuring performance and generally for fulfilling the mandate of the Court. By embracing modern technology, courts can become more efficient and effective in producing just and fair resolution of disputes. This will lead to increased public trust and confidence in the judicial system. This, in turn, will hasten the reduction of lawlessness and increased innovation. Both of which can contribute to economic development and social stability in the region.”