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  • As part of measures to reform the country’s justice system, the Ministry is looking to implement a paperless court system in the next two years.
  • This was stated by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, while speaking to JIS News during a back-to-school and employment fair at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road office on August 23.
  • “It is going to be cheaper for everybody, it is going to be much better for the court system and matters will move more expeditiously. I am hoping that by sometime next year, at least the Supreme Court will be paperless and, hopefully, within two years, all the courts will become paperless,” he said.

As part of measures to reform the country’s justice system, the Ministry is looking to implement a paperless court system in the next two years.

This was stated by Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, while speaking to JIS News during a back-to-school and employment fair at the Ministry’s Constant Spring Road office on August 23.

“It is going to be cheaper for everybody, it is going to be much better for the court system and matters will move more expeditiously. I am hoping that by sometime next year, at least the Supreme Court will be paperless and, hopefully, within two years, all the courts will become paperless,” he said.

The Minister noted that several countries have already implemented paperless systems.

“The main consideration is that everything should be on file in your computer and your smartphone, so that when you go to court you will be able to download all your affidavits, all your arguments there on the screen,” Mr. Chuck said.

“So, when you download your arguments…you can just punch it in and bring it up so that everyone can read along with you. This can be done rather than handing copies of a case to a judge or the opponent’s lawyers,” he added.

He further said the Government is committed to providing the necessary resources to improve the justice system, so as to protect and enforce the rule of law and to ensure timely justice outcomes.

The Minister pointed out that significant budgetary support has already been provided to repair, rehabilitate and establish additional courtrooms and offices, and to provide support staff for judges.

Approximately 200 students participated in the back-to-school and employment fair. Representatives from various organisations also participated in the initiative, including the Jamaica Constabulary Force, the Correctional Services Department and the HEART Trust/NTA.