The president of the Rosario Bar Association, Lucas Galdeano, appreciates the digitalization process of the provincial Justice, pointing out that it is “another step of change and a big outstanding debt” and it is considered that it will allow human resources to be reallocated to make the work of the various courts more efficient.
According to the progressive schedule outlined by the Supreme Court of Justice in Santa Fe, cases of private law (non-criminal), such as labor, family, administrative litigation, and civil and commercial, can be processed almost digitally by 2024. in a centuries-old history.
Currently, 90 percent of these cases are processed digitally in a universe that already includes 8 million cases initiated from the computer. Within the framework of a project that began in 2008 with the computerization of some procedures, last week the Supreme Court of Justice made an important announcement after approving the phased digital implementation of private law judicial process.
The process announced by the Court began on September 11 and includes specific tasks so that the various jurisdictions and professional bodies, such as lawyers, accountants, experts and other auxiliaries of Justice, can fully operate in all judicial cases with digital platforms..
Galdeano appreciated this development, but emphasized that “We must be careful to ensure that this does not create regulatory violations and that the guarantee of the process of access to Justice is not affected.”
“We need to monitor how this technological development is applied. Remote interaction is virtuous, but there are face-to-face issues that should not be lost,” pointed out the lawyer, not failing to emphasize that the step towards of digitalization “a necessary change.”
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In this sense, he explained that “now the digital professional sends a document to start a file, in court someone prints it, puts it in a folder, takes it to another and they print it again.” In other words, a long bureaucratic chain “involving human resources, paper and physical spaces that will now be left behind by digitalization. All this can now be resigned to make the judicial work more efficient”considered.
Another aspect to be seen, according to the highest authority of the Bar Association, is that “the Court should ensure that file sizes are expanded. Now they are 3 and 6 megabytes depending on the types of files and it is often difficult to attach documentsl,” he assured.
The initiative of the Court seeks to speed up procedures, but also to decongest the offices and the valuable archives of the Provincial Courts of Rosario (Balcarce 1551), where nearly 1,200,000 files with final sentences are kept . Many of them, about 28,000 have already been registered, will start digitizing soon.