SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Justice issued an advance legislation notice on Tuesday with respect to the revision of the Act on the Use of Electronic Documents in Civil Procedures.
Current laws require litigants to submit by person their litigation documents such as land register, building register and certificate of corporate registration details after visiting and getting issuance from the administrative agencies and public institutions concerned.
The revision, however, enables the litigants to request that these institutions submit the documents on behalf of them using a computerized court information system.
The revision stipulates that the heads of the institutions should comply with the requests as long as there is no legitimate reason to object.
However, such a system will likely to be put in place from 2024, when the court will complete the establishment of a next-generation e-litigation system.
“The revision will contribute to saving time and costs for those preparing for litigation, as well as creating a paperless work environment for administrative agencies and public institutions,” the ministry said.
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