Land and Environment Court moving ahead with more paperless trials

[NSW Briefing note/fact sheet published by L&E Court] The Land and Environment Court has conducted two pilots running paperless civil trials in Class 3 resumption compensation cases. One of the trials was 12 days in length whilst the other was of 4 days. The technology used is simple and inexpensive, comprising simply a data projector connected to a courtroom PC. The operation of the computer and projection of data has been undertaken by the trial judge’s tipstaff. The paperless trials have been conducted with all materials (court book and tender bundle, particularly) being tendered on a USB thumb drive. During […]

NSW eSubpoenas make access to Justice easier

Access to justice is now faster, easier and cheaper with a new eSubpoena service enabling people to submit subpoenaed items online to NSW courts, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today. The online eSubpoena service is now available for the return of subpoenaed documents to registries across the NSW Supreme, District, Local and Land and Environment Courts for civil matters. “Justice systems around the world can be slow to adapt to change, but the NSW Government is revolutionising the way clients transact with the courts,” Mr Speakman said. “This secure new online service allows subpoena respondents to electronically submit up to […]

Technology should not replace courts and transparent justice

The NSW Law Society President says that the legal profession welcomes the NSW Government’s planned upgrades to technology in Local, District and Supreme courts across the state, particularly in regional areas where up-to-date digital resources are lacking. President of The Law Society of NSW Pauline Wright said the savings generated by the greater use of Audio-Visual Link (AVL) technology should be deployed towards reducing prison numbers through diversionary, alternative sentencing options and rehabilitation programs. Ms Wright said the use of AVL could reduce time and costs. Litigants need not attend the court for routine procedures and applications. Costs associated with […]