eJustice and Electronic Legal Relations – Assessing the Digital Presence and Future of the judiciary

Start Date: Monday, April 16, 2012
End Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Category: Professional Practice
Venue: Trier
Country: Germany
Leading organisation: Deutsche Richterakademie
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Language(s): German
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Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 10
Contact: Wiebke Dettmers
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Contact phone: +49 30 18580 6971

Course Description

The conference is targeted at executive judicial managers in both courts and public prosecutor's offices as well as other interested judges in all branches of the judiciary and public prosecutors.
The term "eJustice" has been established in both Germany and on a European level as a complimentary concept with regard to "E-Government". The question still is whether the electronic services provided by eJustice are sufficiently known to the members of the judiciary, and also, to whose advantage they may be used. Initial operating experiences with electronic legal relations, the most important part of eJustice, show that there exists a need for information and discussion which is going to be satisfied in the course of the seminar.
Thus the most important elements of eJustice in Germany will be dealt with, especially the "electronic mailbox" for legal briefs and mail addressed to the judicial administration; a further survey will deal with the "electronic model country" Austria, and generally with eJustice in the European Union. A closer look – with "live" demonstrations will be thrown at those applications that can be reached over the central entry point www.justiz.de. These are the portal "trade register", the internet access to the "land register", the publications with regard to foreclosure sales, and much more. The project of introducing an electronic version of dealing with administrative offences ("eOWI") and, furthermore, with "online court-proceedings", combined with the electronic calculation of court costs and advances will provide a glimpse onto the road to future developments: communication online via the World Wide Web, and electronic files?
The projects addressed and demonstrated will provide enough material for discussions and the exchange of experiences within the framework and the space given by the conference.