Greek lawyers start submitting case files electronically

The Athens Bar Association has begun handing out memory sticks to its members that will allow them to electronically sign case files which can now be submitted via an online system that is to be expanded to include all courts in major Greek cities.

Some 500 e-signatures have been given out so far, allowing lawyers to provide courts with case documents electronically.

The scheme is part of the government’s plan to speed up the justice process.

Some 12 million euros in European Union structural funds is being used the implement the system across the country.