The total number of electronically filed applications completed remotely before the courts during the first quarter of this year reached 150,507.
This was in in addition to 25,222 requests completed during the same period by the Public Prosecution and 24,643 handled by the Notary Public, Youssef Saeed Al Abri, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), said.
The statistics also showed that during the same period, 16,687 hearings were held by videoconference, following the switch to 100 percent remote litigation in the courts of Abu Dhabi, while the "Inquire" platform for answering customers' questions received 10,227 queries.
Youssef Al Abri has said that the development of judicial and legal services based on the department’s state-of-the-art technical infrastructure establishes a pioneering judicial system that supports the ambitions of the government of the emirate of Abu Dhabi to achieve leadership and excellence in various fields.
He noted that the use of artificial intelligence backed smart and fast services in the Judicial Department has provided court users with various advanced options to complete their transactions in an easy and simplified manner, in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, to further strive for the continuous modernisation of judicial and legal services, to achieve the strategic goal of "fair and accomplished justice."
The Undersecretary of the ADJD explained that the Judicial Department's 2021-2023 Strategic Plan aims, among its priorities, to ensure customer happiness by delivering smart and innovative judicial and legal services, and the Department focuses in its programmes, plans and projects, on delivering services at the best international standards provided in the judicial and legal sector, taking advantage of technical developments and the use of the latest technological means.