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Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court e-Litigation Portal now live

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court e-Litigation Portal now live

ECSC - an Institute of the OECS

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) e-Litigation Portal is now LIVE in the Territory of the Virgin Islands and in Saint Lucia, under the tagline “Serving you on-time and Online”. The Portal went live on Monday November 12, 2018 in the Commercial Court in The Virgin Islands, and on Monday November 26, 2018 in the Commercial Court and Court of Appeal in Saint Lucia. 

The first Commercial Court matter was filed on the e-Litigation Portal in The Virgin Islands on Wednesday 14th November, 2018 at 12.57 pm. Similarly, on Wednesday 29th November, 2018 at 10.00am the first Commercial Court matter was filed and on the 03rd December 3, 2018 at 3.55pm the first Court of Appeal Matter was filed on the e-Litigation Portal in Saint Lucia.

The launch of the ECSC e-Litigation Portal is an important milestone in the overall modernization of judicial administration in the Eastern Caribbean. The ECSC e-Litigation Portal is designed to serve as the platform to improve the delivery of justice to the citizens of the region and will contribute substantially to increasing the transparency and efficiency of court services.

Using the e-Litigation Portal, legal practitioners in The Virgin Islands and Saint Lucia can now file and follow up with their matters in the Commercial Court (and in Saint Lucia, the Court of Appeal) without the confines of the Court Office’s opening hours and without having to wait in queue to pay the required fees. As a result, the Portal will not only significantly speed up Court processes, but will also enable our legal practitioners to effectively manage their ever-increasing workloads with greater ease and efficiency.  To date over one hundred registrations for use have already taken place.

Since the e-Litigation Portal went live in The Virgin Islands and Saint Lucia, legal practitioners have already begun to reap its benefits. The Portal provides stakeholders with convenient and easy access to the web-based platform via a secure login, online document filing facilities, full access to all case documents, management of case files through e-mail and notifications, calendaring, and a hearing management module to allow for greater flexibility in the selection of hearing dates.

The Court is very excited to get the system rolled out in all the Member States and Territories and in all case types so that the stakeholders can start realizing even more the benefits that the ECSC e-Litigation Portal will provide.

Stay tuned for further updates and roll outs in your Member State or Territory.

About the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court:

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) was established in 1967 by the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court Order No. 223 of 1967. The ECSC is a superior court of record for the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), which includes  six Independent States: Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; and three British Overseas Territories: Anguilla, The Virgin Islands, and Montserrat. The Court has unlimited jurisdiction in each Member State and Territory.

To learn more about the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and the e-Litigation Portal please visit: www.eccourts.org or call Tel: 758-457-3600.

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Dwaymian Brisette Information Services Manager-Library Services & Communications, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC)
OECS Communication Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Dwaymian Brisette Information Services Manager-Library Services & Communications, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC)
OECS Communication Unit Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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