Poland's Justice Ministry estimates the number of online registered and reviewed court cases in Poland this year to be at half a million. More than 300,000 e-cases were filed by September, something not many had expected. There are speculations that some 100,000 people would take advantage of this solution, as altogether Polish courts reviewed 1.2 million cases last year. It turns out that almost half that number will be referred to e-courts this year. This novel way of seeking court arbitration was introduced in Poland on January 1, 2010. Fees for online reviewed cases are three times lower than for traditional court room proceedings. From, Poland's e-courts gain popularity.
----- Barbara Olszowa