The Ministry of Justice has covered all of its judicial departments in all regions with its digital system. Last year it used satellite telecommunications to operate only 2% of its departments.
“The judicial departments covered by the digital system had been fully e-linked to the Riyadh information center. Courts using the digital system amounted to 557 courts in all regions; first notary departments, 179; second notary departments, 311; which brought digital system coverage to 100%,” the ministry said.
It also explained that the full digital coverage of judicial departments facilitated serving clients, saved their time, sped up procedures, and expedited legal certification. It also enabled clients to access their documents and transactions, sped up enforcement, ensured data authenticity, and facilitated completion of various transactions.
The ministry has implemented all digital systems for all of its facilities, including the e-court system for courts of all degrees, the real estate system for first notary departments, and the digital system for powers of attorney for second notary departments.
Dr. Waleed bin Muhammad Al-Sama’ani, the justice minister, ordered past week the formation of a high commission for Judicial Digital Transformation, aiming to achieve excellence and efficiency in services for the benefit of clients.
The ministry strives to achieve integration and standardization of the systems, infrastructure and procedures in place, in order to accomplish the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 and the initiatives of the National Transformation Program 2020.
The ministry added that Al-Sama’ani’s order to form the commission aimed to boost performance, innovation and effective integration of ICT technology.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Justice has launched several digital projects, including the e-linking of first instance courts to appeals courts, Paperless Court, Najiz for Courts, distance litigation, the Business Intelligence Center, the Najiz Portal, the real estate digital system, e-service for PoAs, Muwathiq e-service, the e-link between the judiciary and other government entities, the judicial service network, SADAD for enforcement, and e-inquiries for pursuing cases; among other projects.