Monday 9 December, 2019

Judiciary presents electronic court management suite

The Judiciary of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago presented its Electronic Court Management Suite to a group of stakeholders at the Convocation Hall, Hall of Justice on September 6, 2019.

The Suite comprises the following:

- A new robust system, TT.jim, which will replace the Judicial Enforcement Management System (JEMS) introduced in 1993, and is being rolled out to all the courts. TT.jim was
launched at the inauguration of the Children Court, in 2018, and is currently in use there. This is the outcome of the MOU signed by Chief Justice Archie with the Supreme
Court of Nigeria and the US National Center for State Courts.

- E-Probate -which is an initiative towards the further modernisation of the new E-Probate registry;

- CourtPay - an online system for making and receiving court-ordered payments into and out of court. At present, this service is available to customers ordered to make and receive maintenance payments and is being rolled out to all courts for filing fees and for fines, lawyers’ practising fees, trust funds and bail;

- CourtMail - a secure medium for the electronic creation, certification, signing and transmission of orders, judgments and notices between courts and attorneys, police and
prisons;

- Various E-Services for making the record of court proceedings which includes a new method of transcription: Digital Voice Transcription, an Audio Digital Recording System
and synchronised annotation software;

- An E-Services portal, which will facilitate e-filing and e-payments.

The Judiciary adds that work is in progress on developing a service called ‘Bail Net’, which will capture all bail orders, particularly those where a surety is involved. This will greatly improve the time it takes to process an application for bail as well as the appropriateness of the surety.

These services will integrate with TT.jim to deliver the new case management environment, aimed at improving service delivery, and access to justice.

The presentation was made to Ministers and other representatives of Government, Justice Sector stakeholders, key ICT Government representatives, other members of the ICT community and various external stakeholders. It focused on the technology being used to help transform the Judiciary as it works to enhance the delivery of justice to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

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