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USAID/PROLoG Organizes Online Workshop on Electronic Case Filing

17 June 2020 USAID/PROLoG Organizes Online Workshop on Electronic Case Filing

On June 16, USAID/PROLoG organized an experience sharing workshop on e-filing, involving representatives of the Tbilisi City Court (TCC) and colleagues from The United States. Judges Vera Doborjginidze, Khatuna Jinoria, Valeriane Pilishvili, Natia Merabishvili and the Head of the TCC Citizen Service Center, Mariam Jibladze, participated from the Georgian side. Participants from North Carolina (NC) were Dean of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and retired federal judge,. Rich Leonard and Chief Deputy Clerk of the NC Eastern District Bankruptcy Court, Christine Castelloe.

Colleagues from NC presented their experience of implementing e-filing and electronic case management systems in the federal courts, which is considered one of the most successful IT projects ever in the judiciary. Nevertheless, they warned about allowing too much variation between case management forms and keeping the process voluntary for too long. Mr. Leonard also stressed that the e-filing alone will not produce significant improvements in efficiency without a comprehensive electronic case management system.

Head of the Citizen Service Center at the TCC, Ms. Mariam Jibladze presented TCC experience of implementing the e-filing system and data on its usage during the shutdown, when the service was made free of charge. Ms. Jibladze has stressed that the free access to the system is maintained after reopening and no changes are planned in near future in this regard. Georgian judges pointed out that more lawyers should start using e-filing on a regular basis and that it would be beneficial to work with lawyers more actively in this direction.

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