The effect of e-procedures

From the July of 2016, electronic communication is mandatory in certain court proceedings. Although in the second half of 2016, 40,57% of civil proceedings started via electronic communication, introducing e-communication did not effect the number of new cases significantly.
 
Electronic communication is mandatory for
 
- clients with legal representatives
- domestic companies
- administrative bodies
 
from the 1st of July 2016, in bankruptcy and liquidation, civil, economic, administrative, and labour proceedings.
 
Between the 1st of July and the 31st of December, 2016, 40,57% of new cases started as e-procedures.
 
41,35 % of bankruptcy and liquidation cases,
38 % of civil cases started at local level,
67,86 % of civil cases started at regional level
 
were submitted electronically.
 
In the last month before  the introduction of the e-communication, there was a significant raise in the number of new cases at every concerned level and division of courts.
 
The introduction of e-communication resulted in  slight and temporarily reduction of the number of new cases.
 
At local level in May and June of 2016 , there was a raise in the number of new cases, that declined temporarily in August, but started from September, the number of new cases in every month are higher than within the same months of 2015.
 
At regional level in 2016 the number of new cases declined compared to 2015, until June, when there was a raise of 38% , but it was followed by a temporarily reduction again in the months of July and August.
 
In conclusion, the introduction of mandatory e-communication did not result in significant changes in the number of new cases, and it does not prevent the access to the courts.
Összességében elmondható, hogy az e-per kötelező bevezetése érdemi változást nem eredményezett az érkezett ügyek számában és nem zárja el a jogérvényesítés bíróság előtti lehetőségét.