Judiciary says new cases randomly assigned to Judges

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Judiciary says new cases randomly assigned to Judges

In the Supreme Court, there is a Case Management System designed to randomly assign Judges to new cases upon filing.

According to a release from The Judiciary, the system is further supported by a Calendaring and Case Management Committee should there be the need for a judge to recuse him or herself or the judge is unable to sit for any reason after random assignment or to address any problems relating to assignments under the system.

On the odd occasion, the automated system may arbitrarily de-select a Judge for the assignment of cases.

This issue has been treated appropriately on any occasion it has arisen and in no way affects the random assignment of matters as they continued to be assigned to all other Judges on the civil docket.

It said the Case Management System has functioned to date as originally designed and operated within the limits of redundancies normally associated with this type of software.

The Judiciary confirmed that it is committed to best practices in the delivery of justice.

The institution aims to ensure that members of the public have continuing access to Judicial Officers who are dedicated to the just and expeditious disposition of all matters.

Equity and integrity remain among the core principles which inform and guide the institution’s decision-making whilst maintaining at all times the independence of Judicial Officers and the Judiciary as a whole.