Dubai Courts unveils special manual
Dubai, June 2, 2009
Dubai Courts has revealed that it will start distributing its updated manual of applications and services related to the courts, among all government and semi-government departments in Dubai this week.
The updated manual targets all government departments in Dubai and covers the services and procedures of the three courts, notary public, personal status department and registration of cases, a statement from Dubai Courts said.
The manual will also be distributed in universities, law schools, concerned legal authorities and partners of Dubai Courts, the statement added.
The move is aimed at promoting knowledge about various legal aspects among citizens and residents of Dubai, and more specifically to inform them about the different services provided by Dubai Courts and the procedures of the first instance, appeal and cassation courts; and also procedures related to the notary public, personal status department and registration of cases.
'The launch of the manual of judicial applications and services is one of the initiatives of Dubai Courts aimed at supporting Dubai’s vision of providing justice, security and stability to the various segments of society,' said Marwan Abdool, head of Public Relations and Customer Service at Dubai Courts.
'It also aims to promote the efforts of the Courts to achieve the strategic goals and to enhance the level of service, streamline procedures, and ensure accuracy and speed in judgments and enforcement of sentences,' he noted.
For the preparation of this manual, a team comprising leading judges, consultants and personnel who have extensive legal and administrative experience and knowledge were formed.
The team collated all the documents related to judicial applications and services, reviewed and updated the information and then brought out this bulletin in Arabic and English to cater to the largest possible segment of society.
Before the final version of the manual was released, it was reviewed by legal specialists and various lawyers’ offices as per the procedures of Dubai Courts, and accordingly the manual was updated and modified to ensure accuracy of information and quality.
Commenting on the move, Abdool, said, 'This initiative reflects our vision to be a pioneer in courts work, while being in line with our Strategic Plan 2009 - 2011, which focuses on achieving accuracy, speed and transparency in judicial work in the emirate.'
'Furthermore, the manual also provides an opportunity for the different government departments in Dubai to acquaint themselves with all the services provided by Dubai Courts, which will ultimately contribute to further improving the judicial system of the emirate,' he added.
The manual – which contains accurate and brief information - consists of 27 indexed bulletins to allow easy browsing between titles.
Dedicated stands for these manuals have been placed at the Dubai Courts main building, while the manuals have also been distributed to the notary public branches in Al Twar, Al Barsha and the Dubai Economic Department, he added.-TradeArabia News Service