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Article Bahamas: Supreme Court Launches Electronic Filing and Case Management System

On February 5, 2024, the Bahamas Supreme Court launched a new electronic filing and case management system called Folio e-filing. The use of the new system is regulated by the Supreme Court (Electronic Filing) Rules, 2023 adopted by the Court’s Rules Committee on September 6, 2023, under the Committee’s authority under section 76 of the Supreme Court Act.

The e-filing rules regulate the registration on the Court’s platform, electronic submission and format of documents, payment of fees, processing of documents by the registrar, electronic certificates and electronic signatures, and time of filing.

According to Chief Justice Ian R. Winder, the benefits of e-filing include the following:

    • Electronic filing allows judges, attorneys, litigants and court staff to file and access documents electronically via the Internet, 365 days a year, seven days a week.
    • Documents can be filed or accessed in any location, at any time, and with basic equipment and basic computer knowledge.
    • Multiple parties, including judges, attorneys, court personnel or litigants, can access documents at the same time.
    • Electronic filing services will incur the same fees that were incurred with paper documents.
    • Electronic filing is ecologically friendly and will greatly reduce the vast amount of paperwork generated by the courts.
    • Electronic filing will help the courts operate with increased efficiency that will directly affect attorneys and their clients.

Ruth Levush Law Library of Congress
July 5, 2024

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