E-filing projects underway at Supreme Court of Canada and Federal Court

The Federal Court of Canada and SOQUIJ, Quebec's leading legal online information provider, will join with the Supreme Court of Canada to explore the feasibility of electronic filing of court documents and standardized e-filing procedures.

In the context of this project, the Supreme Court of Canada has entered into cooperative agreements with Quicklaw Inc. and Juricert Services (an initiative of the Law Society of B.C. and the Federation of Law Societies). Juricert is to provide on-line authentication of the professional status and identity of lawyers filing documents, while Quicklaw is to develop and host the prototype, based on Legal XML.