Judicial branch launches electronic automation system

Friday, June 24, 2011

Brazil has launched the electronic judicial process (PJe), an IT system developed by the national justice council (CNJ) in partnership with local courts to automate the judicial system, the CNJ said in a statement.

The CNJ is supporting the system' technological modernization with the donation of equipment and personnel training, and has already invested more than 180mn reais (US$113mn) in IT equipment distributed to national courts.

The main goal is to have all legal procedures by judges, and other players in the judicial system, recorded directly into the system, which will then help with the follow-up on those procedures, regardless of whether they are carried out in the federal or state justice, military or labor courts.

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National courts now need to develop plans to implement the PJe process, ideally starting with state capitals, which have better infrastructure, the statement said.

By automating bureaucratic steps that consume 70% of time spent on judicial procedures, the time needed to reach final decisions is also reduced.