Supreme Court submits bill creates the Electronic Filing System


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Feb 20, 2019

The Supreme Court of Justice submitted to the Chamber of Deputies a bill for advanced use of digital media by the Justice Branch. More than 85% of the court hearings were virtual from March to December 2020. The Supreme Court has also registered 2.8 million electronic signatures to expedite cases. The bill gives electronic processing the same validity as traditional filing of paper versions.

The motion follows a Constitutional Court order (TC/0286/21 of 14 September 2021) that ordered the bill be presented in Congress after the president of the Dominican Association of Lawyers (CARD), Miguel Surun Hernández, rejected the digitalizing of the administration of justice in the Dominican Republic.

The Supreme Court of Justice is spearheading a major effort to digitalize justice in the Dominican Republic. The new bill sets the guidelines...

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