TechInAfrica – South Africa is currently implementing paperless digital courtroom across the country after deciding on partnering with the world’s leading global provider in Digital Evidence Management. CaseLines is selected by South African Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ), a tool that will help OCJ to achieve its vision for a single, transformed, and independent judicial system, providing integrity and better protection for all.
The CaseLines software is initially used in all civil litigation cases across the country, eliminating the need for paper court by providing a digital platform. The tools provide a full digital bundle for creation and presentation, including multimedia evidence, collaboration tools for pre-trial preparation and secure role validated video conferencing for virtual hearings. In short, CaseLines Software tools help to increase efficiency as well as security surrounds legal proceedings.
CaseLines’ South Africa reseller, Tirisan Tech Solutions will provide local implementation services, training and support over the lifecycle of the contract. The company is a Microsoft Gold Partner has the requisite skills to provide technical support for CaseLines.
“One of the OCJ’s objectives is to eliminate financial and practical barriers to justice. By adopting CaseLines, South African courts will become more efficient and processes such as physical filing will become obsolete. This will make a huge difference to both judges and litigants and will bring us closer to achieving access to justice for all citizens,” said Judge Edwin Molahlehi, in the high court of Gauteng.
Managing Director at Tirisan Tech Solutions and the recently appointed member of the Presidential Commission on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Rendani Ramabula commented: “We are delighted to have facilitated the formal procurement process of CaseLines in South Africa. So far we have received incredibly positive feedback from judges trialing the system and we look forward to offering hands-on technical support during the software’s implementation.”
“In many countries, the use of paper bundles in the courtroom can lead to problems when evidence is ‘mislaid’, and justice is compromised. The introduction of a digital evidence system removes this possibility from the justice system, something we are humbled to be a part of,” said Paul Sachs, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of CaseLines.
Sachs added: “Now in use in South Africa and across countries in East Africa, CaseLines is helping nations meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16, supporting improvements in the Rule of Law by revolutionizing the speed and quality in the delivery of justice across Africa.”
CaseLines is the leading global provider of Legal Evidence Management Software for national and local government and courts. CaseLines’ platform is the industry’s most comprehensive solution for delivering efficient end to end digital evidence management, allowing legal teams to prepare, collate, redact, share and present evidence/legal bundles, documentary and video evidence, securely from one system.
CaseLines is used by prosecutors, lawyers, barristers and judges every day in civil and public law cases globally, including England & Wales, Kenya, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi. The platform holds over 300,000 cases, with over 100 million pages of evidence. Headquartered in London, UK, CaseLines is privately held with operations worldwide.