Digital litigation at the Court
The Court recognises the pivotal role of technology in delivering access to justice in the digital age.
The Supreme Court provides digital litigation services for virtual and hybrid hearings, and other digitally enabled Court services.
The Court has dedicated teams that support and assist the judiciary, practitioners and the public who make use of all Digital Litigation.
For any queries regarding Digital Litigation support, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org@noitagitil.latigid .
The preferred platforms for virtual and hybrid hearings are WebEx for Criminal Trial Division and Court of Appeal and Zoom for Commercial and Common Law Trial Divisions.
The Supreme Court applies the advanced features of WebEx and Zoom for public and private live streaming, connecting remote participants and prison links to virtual and hybrid hearings, recording hearings, and sharing content. Transcript providers can transcribe remotely by connecting to Zoom for fully remote civil proceedings.
For further information regarding WebEx and Zoom hearings download and read our user guides:
The Supreme Court provides pre-trial directions to guide the collation of electronic materials (such as affidavits, witness statements and tender bundles) into an eCourtbook.
To access the information, please view e-Courtbooks for virtual hearings. When parties present evidence to the court (in the form of eCourtbooks, videos, or other documents), the materials can be shared in various ways.
In eCourts, practitioners can use the HDMI connections at the Bar table for projection of materials directly from their devices. Alternatively, the materials can be provided to the Associates in a USB or a disc for sharing from the computers on the Associate’s bench or DVD players. For both methods, content sharing is controlled using the Utelogy application on the eCourts’ Surface Pros.
In remote hearings, practitioners can share materials from their own devices using the features of WebEx and Zoom. ECourt Operators can be allocated to facilitate content sharing for both in-court and remote trials.
The Court of Appeal provides a resource on how to prepare a civil appeal book:
(Download by right clicking on the link and save a virtual background image to your desktop: Court 1 | Court 15 | Court 11 )
E-Courts are equipped with infrastructure that includes:
• High-definition court screens
• Surface Studios for judicial use, Surface Pros for in-court technology control using the Utelogy application, and computers on Associate’s benches
• HDMI connections at the Bar tables and Associate’s benches Witness monitors to allow the witness to view and annotate the content being projected
• CODEC technology that processes large amount of incoming and outgoing data stream.
The Supreme Court’s eCourt technology enables WebEx and Zoom hearings, content sharing (i.e. projection of eCourtbooks and digital materials), and in-court recording for transcription purposes.
Supreme Court proceedings can be live streamed publicly and privately for viewing. Some proceedings – including judgments, trials and sentences – are available for public viewing via live stream.