NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2022, Book 2

Law

DIGITAL JUSTICE – A STEP TOWARDS DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET?

Assoc. Prof. Dr. IUR. Olga Sovova, PhD

ABSTRACT

The paper highlights the new phenomenon of digitalisation in legal practice. Globalisation, cross-border economy and the lockdowns due to the SARS – Covid 198 pandemic speeded the transition from personal to the digital settlement of legal matters, including disputes. The paper discusses whether the digital legal service and distribution of justice are temporary phenomena or they mean a significant and permanent change. The author introduces the recent development of the Digital Single Market in the European Union, focusing on legal cooperation. Based on the examples from the Czech Republic, the author argues that digital justice is an inevitable need for the new era of digitalisation. Persons and legal entities who handle all matters, including contacting state authorities online, will not proceed back to paper and personal work. The paper concludes that digital justice must be a part of the national e-government and the European digital single market. The author uses the method of desk research and analysis of documents and practical examples.

KEYWORDS

digitalisation, justice, legal practice, digital single market, e-government

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2022, Book 2,Volume 5, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-30-0, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2022/B2/V5/11, Pages 131 - 139 pp