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Posted On: 27 July 2009 11:42 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Courts start registering cases online

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In a first in the Middle East, Qatari courts have begun registering cases online. This way, the registration time is reduced drastically to some five to seven minutes. And a prominent Qatari law firm, Jumah Nasser A. Al-Kaabi has walked away with the credit of being the first law firm in the country to use the newly-introduced system. “We have, on July 22, registered the first case ever via the Internet,” a statement issued by the firm said. Activation of the new e-filing system introduced by the authorities enabled the firm to become the first local firm to register a case in the Qatari Courts. Lawyer Jumah Al-Kaabi, owner of the firm, noted that Qatari Courts have been working hard to have this advanced online system in place for two years. The new system aims at accelerating the filing of court cases, easing court fee payment procedures and following up of court decisions and obtaining copies of judgments. The new IT solution also provides a special service to law firms as also enables the public to have an easy access to information about their court cases. Qatari court are the first in the Middle East to introduce such electronic service to law firms and the public, marking a huge progress in the realm of judicial services. “The new system of registering a case via the website of Justice Ministry has tremendously reduced registration time to about 5 to 7 minutes. Previous procedures required wasting of precious time in queues at the Registration Department at the Courts and a lot of time was wasted to pay the fee,” the lawyer said.