Digital Justice is not just about how technology can chance the work that lawyers and judges do daily, is about culture change and a united work between all the involved areas.
Brazil now has one of the most digitalized justices in the world, our lawyers and judges work online all the time, the people of Brazil can access on a real time all the processes that are open to public, needing only a computer or smartphone and connection to internet.
We understood already that technology will bring – and it’s bringing nowadays – access to justice. But what makes the justice field embrace the technology and let this change happens?
Softplan, with its 26 years of experience in the justice field in Brazil, learned that technology is very important, but nothing happens without the people. We must change the mindset of the people before we put a computer in front of a magistrate. The acceptance that the change is needed is more important than changing itself, because of we understand and accept that this is the only way justice can really be accessed by all the people, than we will make everything that we can to make this work.
That’s what we are going to talk about: which areas we need to change first?; how can we change the culture of a field that is there for hundreds of years and is very formal?; How Brazil did that 10 years ago and what are de challenges today?; How this culture change helps to scale justice innovation?