The Rise in e-Trials – 8 June 2018
Chelsea Emery Latest News • 8 June, 2018
E-trials or electronic trials are fast becoming the preferred mode of conducting complex trials in Queensland.
It is recommended that an e-trial be considered when the number of relevant documents is likely to exceed 500.
E-trials allow for all documentary evidence to be scanned and uploaded to a fully text-searchable PDF document that is managed and viewed online throughout the trial. These trials are conducted in the same manner as a traditional paper-based trial except the documents are submitted and viewed electronically.
The benefits of e-trials are, but not limited to:
- Allowing fast access to documents in court;
- Allowing legal representatives 24-hour access to all relevant documents before and during a trial;
- Significant reduction in paper use and photocopying.
E-trial documents are managed through the eCourtbook. The eCourtbook is a secure, user friendly website that enables the judge, barristers and solicitors to share, view and search documents 24 hours a day before and during a trial.
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