History of its Development
JCMS (JUDICIAL CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM)
In line with the plan to develop the court to conform to the current technology, the Judiciary Case Management System (JCMS) was implemented on 23rd March 2015, catering to users within the Judiciary as well as stakeholders (lawyers, government agencies and the public).
The JCMS consists of,
- Electronic Filing System (“EFS”).
EFS is an online portal designed to serve the public and the legal community in order for them to gain access to multiple features, ranging from pre-registration of cases, filing of case documents and retrieval of case information and their schedules.
- Case Management System (“CMS”).
CMS is a computerized court operation from end to end, continuing off from EFS by tracking case information from aforementioned pre-registration. Some of the functions of CMS:
· Assignment of cases
· Records of case notes and judicial decisions
· Digital signatures for online documents, secured by officer’s personal passwords.
· Facilitates archiving, record keeping and search purposes
· Generate statistics
- Queue Management System (“QMS).
QMS functioned as a simplified calling of cases. Users are required to key in their attendance for cases listed on the day. Judicial officers will be able to monitor the attendances and call cases via QMS for counsels to proceed to chamber hearings or court. The QMS will also record the time taken for each cases from start to end.
Through JCMS, the court were able to eliminate, reduce and improve difficulties that has been faced, such as missing files, documents, delay in processing documents, sharing and issuing of physical files, and much more.
JCMS allows greater efficiency and accuracy in management of courts documents, expedited tracking of status of cases for both lawyers and the Judiciary, and allows more effective data gathering to monitor court efficiency, resulting reports are used by Judiciary management to drive improved performance.