Australia to Utilize the Internet to Facilitate Trial
The Banco Supreme Court in Queensland, Australia, is home to the first Internet based court case. The corporate case implementing this technology is expected to last several months and will act as a test for the new system. The technology involved can be used in both District and Supreme courts and in civil and criminal cases.
With this system, lawyers will be able to quickly access their files online as opposed to printing and carrying around the traditional paper documents. The courtroom is equipped with fast and secure Internet access and software that enables lawyers to access their office computer systems. Also, the courtrooms will have large electronic screens in which lawyers will be able to project documents.
The Internet based court is expected to reduce the back-log of cases currently in the system and to reduce costs.
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