The territory is to pilot a new electronic filing system scheduled to start next week in the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeals, officials said.

Members of the VI Bar Association and the staff of the High Court Registry recently completed a half-day training for the system, which is to be implemented Monday, according to Government Information Services. The session was facilitated by the ECSC and conducted by acting Chief Registrar Agnes Actie.

The new system is currently being tested at the ECSC headquarters in St. Lucia and at the High Court Registry, according to GIS. Participants in the recent training are to provide feedback to the ECSC and make recommendations for improvement.

The territory’s participation highlights its “commitment to embracing technology and supports the ECSC reform process,” said VI Deputy Registrar Kendell Mills.

He added that the training will help the High Court Registry file documents more efficiently, and will “drastically” reduce physical filing space.

“The training will also improve security and confidentiality of documents to the judiciary; provide cost effective savings measures, especially in the shipping of documents; and allow the registry to receive and acknowledge automated replies whenever and wherever filing is done by appellants,” Mr. Mills added.