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Court access in times of pandemic

Social distancing and public-health measures have forced most institutions to re-evaluate community interactions and access. For the Cayman Islands courts system, that has meant an expansion of digital proceedings, with defendants, lawyers and judges often communicating over Zoom video calls, rather than face to face.

DPP: Managing backlog key to court efficiency

Director of Public Prosecutions Patrick Moran has welcomed the Office of the Auditor General’s recommendations to improve efficiencies within the local court system, especially the push for technology.
Cayman’s courts have ramped up their emergency contingency plan to counter COVID-19 issues.

Judiciary: Court efficiency remains a priority

Local judicial leaders have said they will continue to prioritise implementing best practices to improve court efficiency.

Report: Summary Court overall inefficiencies unclear

The Auditor General has said a lack of performance and financial information has made it “difficult to assess the overall efficiency and effectiveness of Summary Courts or Judicial Administration.”

EDITORIAL: At long last – an update about electronic records

This week the public finally has been made privy to some basic details about the long-promised launch of digital court records.

Jury notice

All Grand Court Jurors who are in the October – December session are advised that the report date of Monday, Dec. 18 has been changed and they are no longer required to attend court for the remainder of the session.

First Legal Aid director appointed

The Judicial Administration on Thursday announced the appointment of Cayman’s first Legal Aid director, Stacy Parke.

This week