Taraba Courts to Launch E-Filing and Online Case Assignment

Taraba High Court of Justice is set to revolutionize its judicial process with the introduction of e-filing and online case assignment. Chief Registrar Bartholomew Kaigama announced that all preparations are complete for this significant advancement aimed at enhancing the efficiency and speed of justice delivery.

At a media briefing highlighting the achievements of Hon. Justice Joel Agya, the Taraba Chief Judge, within the first year of Governor Agbu Kefas’ administration, Kaigama revealed that an increase in overhead costs has facilitated the provision of desktops and laptops to all high court judges across the state. This technology boost is pivotal for implementing the new e-filing system.

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The registrar confirmed that comprehensive training programs have been arranged for judicial officers, magistrates, and registrars on the small claims court procedures and the e-filing system. These sessions are designed to ensure a smooth transition to the new digital processes.

Kaigama also outlined additional accomplishments under Chief Judge Agya’s leadership: Paving of roads within the entire High Court complex in Jalingo, Renovation of the High Court in Gembu, Renovation of the High Court judge's residence in Wukari.

Printing of all judicial forms, Provision of necessary stationery for all courts in the state, Payment of monthly overhead allowances to all lower court judges in the state.

Furthermore, the Chief Judge organized training for various categories of lower court judges, registrars, and administrative staff at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja. The state government also sponsored eight judicial officers to attend international conferences in 2023.

Kaigama concluded by noting that the Chief Judge has finalized the appointment process for additional judicial officers, who will soon be sworn in to bolster the state's judicial workforce.

This digital transformation in Taraba's judiciary marks a significant step towards modernizing the court system and ensuring swift justice for all.