Belize’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals has launched a digital-court-document-filing system.
‘The APEX E-Filing System’ is for those 2 high courts only.
Channel1Belize.com attended the ‘Virtual Launch’ of the system VIA ZOOM; wherein presentations were made by several key members of the judiciary who explained that it will be a remarkable improvement over the old manual document process procedures that were used in the past.
The system enables Lawyers, Judges, Registrars and Legal clerks to file, examine and manage many documents that were previously done in a manual format, can know be done electronically.
The implementation of the APEX E-Filing Judicial Software system in various CCJ member nations was spearheaded by efforts of the ‘Caribbean Court of Justice’ (CCJ) to elevate courts within it’s member nations to migrate to a digital system that is more efficient and enables all within the judicial process of case management to access and file documents with the courts digitally.
After doing some cursory research, Channel1Belize.com can inform you that the software is part of the CURIA Software suite and is used by several large judicial systems including the European Union Court of Justice
In 2017 the Caribbean Court of Justice began using the CURIA judicial document filing / case management system.
APEX is a Caribbean, non-profit organization based in Trinidad, and is headed by CEO Bevil Wooding.
With the implementation of the E-Filing system the ‘High-Courts’ will or should be able to manage cases more efficiently, which should result in savings of materials such paper and photocopying, a reduction in labor costs, and a noticeable reduction in time consumed by manual processes.