ADMISSIBILITY OF E-DOCUMENTS
I remember being at university a couple of decades ago and struggling with the law of
evidence concerning electronically stored records. That remained a bit of a mystery to me
for some years until,
thankfully, along came the Electronic Communications and
Transactions Act which made life far simpler.
The ECA effectively provides in section 15 that any documents stored electronically (data
messages) may be admissible in evidence. What this means is that, if the data message is
the best evidence of a document, electronically stored documents will deal with the issue of
lost hard copy documents. Simply print out a copy of whatever document is needed in
Court, prove the correctness of the electronic record and a lost hard copy will no longer be
Globodox and Sohodox for large and small law firms offer a comprehensive e-filing and
document management system which enables you to keep an electronic record of each and
every document produced in the course of running a case, including emails and all other
forms of e-documents.
These two software packages will completely revolutionise the way in which we practice law,
making attorneys more productive, allowing clients to pay less, but also get far better value
from their attorneys. They will also offer significant protection against lost documents.
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