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Court Automation in Abu Dhabi

Published On : August 16, 2022




Justice and legal systems around the world, across all jurisdictions, are looking at how they can move away from their traditional legacy procedures and paper-based processes to embrace digital technologies. This transition to so-called Digital Justice promises to deliver a range of benefits that focus on delivering faster, fairer and more efficient services and access to justice.

Today, in the latest advent of transformation through modern technology, blockchain is redefining automation and security as an efficiency solution that will pave way to a new era for the legal industry. Additionally, smart contracts are slowly revolutionizing the traditional process, reducing hourly constraints placed on both attorneys and clients - all resulting in faster and improved workflow, quality and efficiency of routine decisions that have been shifting the way lawyers do their job.

How is automation implemented in Abu Dhabi courts?

Coming to automation in the judicial system of Abu Dhabi, an Artificial Intelligence-backed Interactive Case Registration (ICR) service has been rolled out at Abu Dhabi courts to ease services for residents.

The Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), Youssef Saeed Al Abri, launched a first-of-its-kind initiative in the world, in October 2021, to enable court users to file their cases without the need to be fully conversant with the applicable laws and court procedures. The service permits users to complete proceedings by interacting with the just a digital service. They feed data to determine the type of the case and the competent court and obtain a case number and a date for the first hearing in the case.The ADJD’s Interactive Case Registration service relies on Artificial Intelligence to accurately and promptly determine the type of lawsuit, the competent court, and the applicable fees, through easy steps. An intuitive, simple and user-friendly interface ensures accuracy and speed, using the connection with other government databases to retrieve case party details, handle the digital payment and other procedures to complete the registration such as verifying the details of the parties and send legal notices.

To conclude….

The innovative digital initiatives and solutions put in place by the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department are reinforcing its global leadership, especially with the rollout of the 100 per cent remote litigation scheme, under its new 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. The plan aims to ensure the court user's happiness by engaging in innovative judicial and legal services, providing a distinctive experience by leveraging on technical development and AI-supported smart services.