Latvia - Amendments to Civil Procedure Act Introducing E-correspondence between the Court and Litigants

In the second reading Saeima has adopted amendments to Civil Procedure Act introducing e-correspondence between the court and litigants. The third (and final) reading is expected in early fall.

The amendments provide that all court documents will be delivered to the litigant by e-mail if the litigant has notified the court that it agrees to use e-mail for correspondence with the court and has submitted a respective e-mail address. Should any technical problems arise with the delivery of a particular e-mail, the documents will still be delivered via registered mail. The amendments also introduce a general presumption that documents sent by e-mail shall be deemed delivered on the third day after they have been sent.