Temporary COVID measures made permanent in Victorian courts

Under the bill, Victorians can access justice through electronic signing and remote witnessing of important legal documents including deeds, wills, powers of attorney, statutory declarations and affidavits. Integrity agencies such as IBAC and the Ombudsman will also reap the benefits of electronic inspections of documents. 

Developed in close consultation with the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), the courts, the Office of the Public Advocate and other key stakeholders, the electronic witnessing reforms include appropriate safeguards against misuse. 


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