Electronic Courts

elaw pioneered electronic trial services in Australia and internationally by delivering the Kalajzich Inquiry in 1993 as Australia’s first fully paperless hearing.

Since then, elaw has stayed at the forefront of advancements in technology, adapting them to support electronic courtroom strategy, design and implementation.

elaw’s eTrial team has unique local and international experience in delivering single party and whole of courtroom solutions. Consultancy services include:

  • eTrial design
  • eTrial resource and project planning
  • eTrial implementation
  • Data management advice and strategy
  • Trial graphics party support
  • Opening and closing submission support
  • Cost containment strategies for whole of courtroom engagements.

Our Best Practice electronic courtroom model replicates only the best elements of the traditional paper based processes. It supports both public and private interaction with evidence, respects traditional legal roles in the Courtroom and provides an automatic and comprehensive record of proceedings.

Evidence Presentation

elaw has delivered specialist evidence presentation services to support civil and criminal hearings, Inquiries and Royal Commissions for over 20 years.

A sample of elaw’s most recent etrials include:

  • Springwood Bushfires; Sean Johnston & Ors v Endeavour Energy – Supreme Court NSW
  • The Air Cargo trial and appeal in the Federal Court in Sydney
  • Thiess Parsons Brinckerhoff litigation in the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Bank of Queensland v OMB litigation in the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Sydney Airports v OSR matter in the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Barrett Inquiry in Brisbane
  • ACT Bushfire Appeal in Canberra
  • Eastman Inquiry in Canberra

Delium evidence presentation and evidence management.

elaw’s evidence presentation solutions utilise Delium evidence presentation and evidence management.

Delium’s patented evidence presentation functionality has been designed to support and replicate traditional Courtroom relationships and workflows, enhancing quality of justice and accelerating proceedings without compromising traditional processes.

Delium’s evidence presentation modules offer unrivalled functionality and user benefit, seamlessly supporting both pre-trial and trial evidence presentation requirements.

Delium is completely internet based and does not require specialist cabling or switching technology to be installed in the Courtroom. Delium substantially automates production of the Court Record as a natural bi-product of its use during trial.

elaw’s eTrial team is able to source, coordinate and manage every element of the electronic courtroom at a competitive price.

In additional to evidence presentation, elaw routinely delivers:

  • Core Facility Equipment – all equipment required in the Courtroom to support the Judge, Associate, Stenographer, Court Operator and Witness
  • Internet – using permanent connection, Wi-fi or supplementary dongles
  • Project Management – experienced eTrial Project Managers to co-ordinate the requirements of the various parties and the Judge for the duration of the trial
  • Trial Coordination – experienced Trial Coordinators to manage day-to-day courtroom operation functions
  • In Court Technical Support – experienced IT Support personnel to offer first-level technical support as required
  • Private Services and Equipment – private-party support in relation to bureau and project management services and provision of equipment
  • Optional, Real-time Transcript – Real-time transcript services and Transcend transcript analysis software (provided by DTI Global).
  • The use of evidence presentation technology (Delium) accelerated the proceedings by at least 50%, probably significantly more
    — Justice Mark Cooper
  • The saving in court time saw last year’s first e-litigation case completed in 32.5 days instead of the estimated 45… put this saving down to the use of [email protected] (Delium)
    — Justice Forrest Miller
  • it (Delium - Systematics Court) was a pleasure to use
    — Justice David Bleby, OBE, QC
  • The course of the hearing was greatly accelerated … I would estimate in the vicinity of 25 to 30 per cent with proportional cost savings
    — Justice John Slattery AO, QC