The digitization of the justice system is an ongoing process aimed at making the courts more efficient and accessible to operate. As of today, May 2023, a lot of progress has been made, but there are still some challenges. Although most courts have at least one video conferencing system, technical problems still occur from time to time. For example, there are cases where cameras are positioned to capture either just the judges’ bench or just the litigants, but not both at the same time.
If one party participates via video while the other is physically present in the courtroom, there is a clear disadvantage. It is not possible to see what is happening on the screen at a glance, although it may be interesting to see the reactions of the opposing lawyers or the judge’s facial expressions.