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e-Court, A Legal Breakthrough in the Era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0

Modern society lives in the era of information technology which nowadays is called the era of industrial revolution 4.0. The support provided by the government in the development of information technology must also be followed by legal developments, so it will give maximum benefit to the public and attract investors to Indonesia. One of the legal break-throughs launched by the government in the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 is e-Court

Legal Basis of e-Court in Indonesia

E-Court is regulated under the Supreme Court Regulation Number 3 of 2018 concerning Electronic Case Administration in Courts. In practice, the E-Court is conducted in stages in several Class I District Courts such as Jakarta, Tangerang, Bekasi and Bandung District Courts but has now expanded to all types and levels of courts throughout Indonesia. The application which was launched on March 29, 2018 is believed to simplify the convoluted trial process in terms of time, energy and cost. E-Court is a service for Registered Users to register cases online (e-Filing), for Online Payment of Advance Case Fee (e-Payment), online summon of the parties (e-Summons), and online Trial (e- Litigation).

However, Supreme Court Secretary Circular Letter Number 1280/SEK/HM.02.3/ 8/2019 dated August 23, 2019 regarding Notification of e-Court Implementation (e-litigation) and Release of First Level SIPP Version 3.3.0 states that the courts required to implement the trial feature through the e-Court application are courts as stipulated in the Decree of the Secretary of the Supreme Court Number: 630/SEK/SK/VIII/2019 dated August 19, 2019 concerning the Appointment of Pilot Courts for the Implementation of Electronic Case Administration and Trial. Courts not designated as pilot courts for the e-Court implementation (e-Litigation) are not permitted to use and access the e-Litigation menus and electronic decision features on the e-Court application, but are still allowed to access other features such as e-Filing, e -Payment, and e-Summons

Advocates as the Main User of e-Court

The Registered Users of e-Court temporarily are advocates only. Advocates must first register their account on page by selecting the Registered User in the Register menu. The registration will be completed following email verification and correctly filling out general data of the advocates. After duly registered and having an account, advocates can use various services in the e-Court.

e-Court as a Manifestation of the Principle of Simple, Fast, and Low Cost Proceeding

To make its application more effective and familiar, socialization of the e-Court application is a must. Socialization must be done starting from the internal court itself such as the judges and clerks, escalated to the advocates as the cutting edge of successful e-Court implementation.

Finally, people nowadays are no longer need to queue in court seeking for justice, but rather using our gadget at any most comfortable places. E-Court as the latest legal breakthrough in the era of information technology in Indonesia is expected to be a refreshment in achieving a simple, fast and low cost proceeding.


Published by: Ebenezer Sianipar

Published on: 15 Nov 2019

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