Thomson Reuters has announced that it has acquired CaseLines, a cloud-based court document and evidence management platform.
The CaseLines platform facilitates users, such as governments, judges, courts and legal practitioners to ensure that this essential service to courts and the justice system is technically available anywhere to those who need it.
The CaseLines platform delivers justice efficiencies for the court room and is expediting the digital transformation of legal processes for governments, judges, courts and practitioners around the world.
CaseLines enables the legal community to securely manage, organise, share and present evidence between the courts and legal teams both remotely and in person. CaseLines digitises court processes by essentially eliminating paper and creating digital court files managed on one common platform. It empowers anyone with a phone, or an internet connected device to maintain workflows in the justice system, anytime and anywhere.
The acquisition of CaseLines enhances Thomson Reuters offerings in the courts administration space and furthers the company’s strategic approach to deliver innovative end-to-end solutions to its legal community partners internationally.
“I am thrilled that Thomson Reuters CaseLines – a robust, online digital platform with a proven track record in courts around the globe – will be implemented in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. With the strong support of Attorney General Doug Downey, this tool will significantly advance our shared goal of a modern, efficient and accessible justice system,” stated Chief Justice Geoffrey Morawetz of the Superior Court of Justicein Ontario.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is driving the courts to expedite their transition to the digital era,” said Stephen Rubley, President of the Government Segment of Thomson Reuters.
“The CaseLines platform enables the courts to operate in a faster, more efficient manner, helping people get the justice they deserve. By developing new technologies and capabilities, of which we are at the forefront, our aim is to support our customers in creating an increasingly accessible justice system for all.”
“In Thomson Reuters we found a strategic buyer that shares our commitment to delivering a step change in the efficient delivery of justice,” said Paul Sachs, Founder, CaseLines. “We have a proven record of enabling the courts’ digital transformation in the UK. We are optimistic that with Thomson Reuters global footprint we will be able to help courts around the world continue to operate effectively and efficiently into the future.”
Financial terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.
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