Judiciary Case Management System introduced in Tutong
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE State Judiciary rolled out its new centralised electronic network – dubbed the Judiciary Case Management System (JCMS) – to the Tutong district yesterday in a ceremony officiated by the chief justice.
Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Hj Kifrawi Dato Paduka Hj Kifli launched the JCMS at the Tutong Magistrates Court, in an event attended by legal practitioners and several officials of the judiciary.
The JCMS aims to establish a more effective and systematic way of managing court documents and services, to make them more accessible to the public, government agencies and legal practitioners.
It will cover all civil and criminal litigation, bankruptcy, probate and marriage processes in both the Supreme Court and Subordinate Courts nationwide.
The JCMS comprises three components, the first is an online portal called the “e-Filing system” where government agencies and law firms can pre-register cases, file and retrieve court documents and check court schedules.
The second component, the “Case Management System”, allows court officials to track and monitor cases, as well as access past records and notes of proceedings.
The third is the “Queue Management System” which will allow members of the public and legal practitioners to obtain up-to-date court schedules via kiosks available in court buildings. Lawyers can also apply for a hearing with a Supreme Court Registrar in chambers through the QMS.
The JCMS is expected to enhance court efficiency by reducing the time needed to file paperwork, thus cutting down on case processing times.
The JCMS roll was introduced to Brunei-Muara and Belait courts earlier this month, with Temburong the last remaining district to adopt the system.
The Brunei Times