Ontario Investing $166 million in Digital Justice Platform

Digital Justice Platform. Image credit Twitter @ONAttorneyGen

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Toronto/CMEDIA:  An investment of $166 million is being done by the Ontario government to facilitate delivery of more legal services online by replacing outdated paper-based procedures with a digital platform to support access to the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice, a news release said.

“Ontario is one step closer to a digital justice system…resolving legal matters easier and faster…a significant new chapter in our government’s plan to build a more modern, accessible and effective justice system.” said Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario.

The contract to deliver the new digital justice platform has been awarded to Thomson Reuters which will allow court users faster and easier filing of documents online, digitally access court case information, pay fees online, connect virtually to hearings, manage court appearances online, and receive decisions electronically.

First announced in November 2021, the Courts Digital Transformation initiative is a major part of the province’s Justice Accelerated Strategy, and a multi-year plan to harness new and existing technology to  speed up access to services – remotely, in-person and online.