Legal Serve was designed and developed in 2012 to be an Electronic Court Filing (ECF), court e-filing, platform. It was a two-pronged approach. Firstly, to help legal practitioner with rising costs and Secondly, to help the courts deal with increasing volumes, and associated administrative functions.
An Electronic Court Filing (ECF) platform, is the automated transmission of legal documents from a legal practitioner, party or self-represented litigant to a court, and from a court back to the party, and from the legal practitioner or another user to another legal practitioner or other user of a legal document.
It was developed in consultation with many legal practitioners & other legal professionals for the legal profession. It is proprietary developed software that is purposely developed to address specific challenges facing the modern legal profession in South Africa.
It can easily be integrated into any existing platform. A good example would be CaseLines, via their own Application Program Interface (API).
It 100% proudly South African.
Operating within the legal boundaries, we find smart legal ways to simplify the way you a legal practitioner disseminates legal document(s), fulfill court processes, and consume postal services.
To highlight a few of your specific challenges we have addressed;
Reduce costs = The platform is provided free to our clients. We also do not charge a user or firm license fee.
Corporate Governance = All processed documents are stored offsite (King III), and connect be deleted, altered, or replaced.
Transformation = The eradication of the traditional practice of the subsidization of your disbursements by means of your professional fees.
Productivity = Delivery of any legal document(s), with the automated creation of a proof of service or a track and trace report.
Effectiveness = Digital postal services, the processing of registered letters, normal mail (snail mail) - processed through the SA post office.
We provide services to the following vertical legal sectors; municipalities (government), banking, insurance, advocates, legal practitioners, insolvency practiitioners, business rescue practitioners, property management organizations, and debt review and debt collection firms.
Legal Serve is not an e-mail or fax-based document delivery solution. We use SMS, email and fax for registered notifications.
Since 2013 we have been facilitating the digital processing of any legal document, and the eradication of standing in queues.
Legal Serve has judicial acceptance and our automated proof of service and track and trace reports are accepted as valid service and valid notice by all courts.
High level examples of our service catalogue:-
Document delivery via Registered mail - digital or physical - e.g. Section 129, etc.
Document delivery via Normal mail - digital or physical - e.g. letters, notices, invoices, etc.
Service of document - digital or physical
Court processing services - e.g. summons, motion, notice, judgement, filing, apply for a court date, etc.
Indexing and pagination
Bill Of Cost
Expungement of record
We do it all...
Our services are available in all courts - constitutional, supreme court of appeal, appeal division of the high court, high court, Master of the high court and magistrate courts.