JCMS now officially online

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THE Judiciary turned digital yesterday with the Judiciary Case Management System (JCMS) officially launched during the opening of the Legal Year 2015.

With JCMS, it is set to transform what is a predominantly paper-based process into an electronic court environment making access to cases and court data more effective and efficient.

This system allows users to perform data input and retrieval faster than before and thereby saving time and resources.

It has been operational at the Supreme Courts and Subordinate Courts in Bandar Seri Begawan since its soft launch on March 23 and then followed by the courts in Kuala Belait and Tutong,

During his speech at opening of the Legal Year yesterday, Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Hj Kifrawi Dato Paduka Hj Kifli said following the soft launch for Brunei JCMS in March, it has been an eventful month for judges and judicial officers and staff as they embarked on a challenging transition period from the traditional way of handling case files into a computerised system.

“As we have expected, we have experienced some teething problems which by dealing with them at this early stage will hopefully enable us to further improve the system,” he said.

He further said that while they are still in the process of uploading cases into the JCMS server, cases will be heard as usual.

The chief justice went on to say that he was pleased with legal practitioners as well as the public who have readily received the new changes with a positive reception.

“I sincerely hope that the training provided in the last month to the relevant authorities as well as legal practitioners have been helpful in introducing the JCMS. With this system in place, the Judiciary will continue to strive to provide better services and access to justice.

The Brunei Times