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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.
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.
Local judicial leaders have said they will continue to prioritise implementing best practices to improve court efficiency.
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.”
This week the public finally has been made privy to some basic details about the long-promised launch of digital court records.
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.
The Judicial Administration on Thursday announced the appointment of Cayman’s first Legal Aid director, Stacy Parke.