Judges of the City of Odesa Discussed Experience of Using the Unified Judicial Information and Telecommunication System

The conference titled “E-Justice as an Element of the Modern Justice System” was held in Odesa on the initiative of the South-Western Appellate Commercial Court and with support from the USAID New Justice Program and EU Project “Pravo-Justice”.

The conference participants – judges of the city of Odesa – learned the initial experience of using subsystems of the Unified Judicial Information and Telecommunication System and practical aspects of using user accounts by participants to the judicial process and judges. Besides, they discussed the current status and prospects for using the E-Court subsystem.

“The USAID New Justice Program has been assisting our Ukrainian partners with introduction of the e-justice,” said David Vaughn, the Program Chief of Party, in his speech. “An access to justice is not limited just to a physical access to court. In order to be able to solve their legal problems efficiently, people need a quick and convenient access to judicial services not only in the court building. And to satisfy this need, courts should have efficient electronic case management tools.”

The USAID New Justice Program invited experienced IT expert from USA Omar Gonzalez to take part in the conference. Mr. Gonzalez shared his opinion and recommendations on enhancing the Unified Judicial Information and Telecommunication System.