Justice procedures are the cornerstones of any economy. Estonia has helped numerous countries build their digital justice systems based on three main components: the e-File central information system, the court information system, and a public portal for citizens and other parties.
The e-File is the heart of the Estonian judicial system. It provides data to our court information system as well as to the information systems of the police, jails, prosecutors and criminal case management. Since data is digitally entered only once, the e-File saves time and money. All communication between parties is electronic — including workflow, creating and sending summons, minutes of hearings, and decisions — and all parties can electronically follow proceedings. Signing the decisions is possible both electronically and physically.