Monday, September 26, 2011

Ontario Judge: Courts Stuck In Documentary 'Dark Ages,' No E-Filing In Sight

Via Canadian Lawyer's Legal Feeds Blog, Ontario Superior Court Justice David Brown recently offered a stinging criticism of the inability of the Province's courts to accommodate electronic document filings:
 “It is now apparent that those who manage this court’s document intake system do not intend to introduce e-filing in the foreseeable future. . . . In an age when those who use our courts create electronically the documents by which they conduct their business and personal affairs, for a court such as ours to continue in its inability to communicate with its users by electronic means risks creating a serious gap between the public and their courts, thereby endangering the legitimacy of our court system.”
See: Harris v. Leikin Group, 2011 ONSC 5474 (CanLII)
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto
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