Developing a digital justice system
Cloudflight together with the Austrian Federal Computing Center have started this project in 2014 and set up the architectural design of the basic applications. Since 2019, Cloudflight has been developing further features for the digital justice system in Austria, as well as implementing a prepared set of items/features for Taskmanagementsystem (TMS), regarding the digitalization of the court procedures.
Justice demands a fully digital and structured way to process various procedural steps.
Different steps and actions in the court procedure brought countless switches between the analog paper documents and existing digital applications. To meet the demands for a consistent digital workflow, the user needs to be provided with a coherent and simple user experience. Thus, a homogenized user interface is required, in order to cover all tasks regarding the processing of a case. The paper chaos has to be replaced by the files – many different applications will be visually combined into one.
Existing applications should be combined, equipped with a consistent user interface and expanded by the use of new functions.
The digital justice workspace (DJA) portal appears similar to the concept known from a web browser, that shows specific windows in separate tabs. All necessary web – and rich client applications are accessible via the menu on the left side of the screen. A uniform appearance and behavior of various areas help the users find their way faster and more easily. To further boost workflow efficiency, the system also takes into consideration different work modes (preparation, trial, etc.) and workplace situations (multiple monitors, public trials with projector, mobile workplace, etc.).
The digital justice workspace forms the bridge between the analog and the digital world and guides the user through all the steps of the digitalized lawsuit.
The digital justice workspace incorporates all existing IT modules and covers each task around the lawsuit itself. Thus, it supports the user to open the right application module for the current processing step and prefills it with the case information, to provide a consistent user experience – from creating a case to the final verdict. Each workplace, as well as all courtrooms, have been equipped with a PC tablet and two big screens. The digital justice-workspace can be fitted to every workplace situation and saves these settings for each workplace. During the trial, the presiding judge projects their content on the screens placed in the room. If there is still the need for analog paper, despite digitalization, a document camera is used to display the piece of paper on the screen.
Cloudflight is a supplier of custom made software solutions. This project focuses on the implementation of a homogeneous system with fast and simple workflows, to help modernize and improve file management in a lawsuit.
BRZ The Austrian Federal Computing Centre or Bundesrechenzentrum (BRZ) is a public information technology (IT) service provider based in Vienna. The organization develops and operates e-government services for the Austrian Federal Government, including the Federal Ministries and the Federal Chancellery.
BMJ Austria The Federal Ministry of Justice ensures the judiciary’s independence and the proper administration of justice regarding the population’s legal interests. Furthermore, the ministry is in charge of drafting legislative acts in constitutional, civil, and criminal law on one hand, and follows the agendas of reforms and deregulation on the other.
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Mag. Anton Bayer
Public Sector Lead