State Courts implement new computer system to save time and resources

A new computer system which saves time and resources for the State Courts, lawyers, and law enforcement agencies was officially launched on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI 
A new computer system which saves time and resources for the State Courts, lawyers, and law enforcement agencies was officially launched on Friday. -- ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI 

SINGAPORE - A new computer system which saves time and resources for the State Courts, lawyers, and law enforcement agencies was officially launched on Friday.

The Integrated Criminal Case Filing and Management System is said to provide an integrated electronic workflow from the moment criminal and youth cases are filed to the time a verdict is pronounced and sentence effected.

Law enforcement agencies and lawyers will be able to lodge cases and submit documents electronically at any time of the day. Until now, some of these documents have had to be submitted in hard copy.

Court orders such as warrants of arrest and warrants of remand can also be generated automatically, replacing the need to do so manually. Judges can view the orders online and approve them via digital signatures.

Presiding Judge of the State Courts See Kee Oon said: "The implementation of the fully-automated electronic workflow has transformed the current predominantly paper-reliant processes of the State Courts into a seamless information exchange hub that connects stakeholders in an integrated environment.

"It enables accurate, complete and timely sharing, retrieval and exchange of relevant information on case status, outcomes and orders."