April 9, 2012

Jean-Marc Leclerc on electronic access to court documents

The Law Times recently published an article written by Sotos LLP partner Jean-Marc Leclerc on the issue of document management systems in Ontario courts. The article, titled “Brown’s critique of province’s document-management system reflects larger problem”, criticizes the current paper-based document management system currently being used. He writes:

In a modern world where e-mails can be sent to hundreds of people around the world in the blink of an eye, Ontario’s antiquated service and filing requirements are expensive and time-consuming. Unlike [Justice Brown’s recent] lost document case, these are expenses that occur in every matter due to the province’s failure to adopt some kind of electronic filing project.

The article can be found in the March 26, 2012 issue of the Law Times.