eCase, the County Court's new online tool for civil subpoena submissions, objections and inspections, was released today.
This release provides access for civil matters only. The Court anticipates to add criminal and appeal matters to eCase in late 2020.
eCase allows subpoenaed addressees to respond to a subpoena, and lodge and withdraw objections. Parties can then use eCase to request to inspect subpoenaed material, lodge and withdraw objections, and view and download subpoenaed material. This allows subpoenaed addressees and parties to a matter to easily lodge and access important information to their case.
Parties can lodge and withdraw objections to subpoenas and inspect subpoenaed material directly through eCase, reducing the need for in-person inspection appointments at the Court's Registry. Material can also be accessed remotely and outside of court operating hours.
Parties can login to the online tool to manage subpoenas. The first time you access the online tool, you will need to register. Law firms are encouraged to create an ‘organisation’. Once the organisation is approved by the Court, any person registering with an email address with the same email domain (eg. '@company_name') will automatically be approved. Further, the organisation may be managed by the firm's administration user, enabling them to deactivate users within their firm as needed.
Once registered, guided on-screen prompts can assist you to complete your required tasks.
Yes. The eCase practice note covers important information about the Court's requirements for subpoena submissions, objections and inspections.