Electronic Judicial Domicile and the mandatory registration of Medium and Large-sized Companies

Electronic Judicial Domicile and the mandatory registration of Medium and Large-sized Companies

According to an initiative of the National Council of Justice (CNJ), progress has been made in the implementation of the Justice 4.0 Program, so that all summonses and subpoenas/notices directed to companies will now be carried out through a single digital platform, imposing the mandatory registration of the Electronic Judicial Domicile.  

With this, large and medium-sized companies will have 90 days to register, voluntarily, in the Electronic Judicial Domicile, thus enabling the centralization and simplification of the monitoring of summonses, subpoenas/notices, and communications in lawsuits that, currently, in the majority, are carried out by Correios or by Process Servers.  

Registration will follow the schedule below, and after May 30, it will be done compulsorily based on data contained in the Federal Revenue Service, but subject to the incidence of fines and the risk of missing procedural deadlines, so that registration is imperative:  

Target audience
Beginning of registration in the system
Deadline for registration in the system
Financial Institutions
Private companies
Public institutions
July 2024*
To be confirmed
Individuals (optional)
October 2024*
To be confirmed

For small business and very small business with an email address on Redesim and individuals, registration will not be mandatory, although it is recommended by the CNJ. The innovation was announced by Minister Luís Roberto Barroso, president of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), on February 20, when he highlighted the importance of integration between the courts. 

There are also changes in the deadlines for reading and acknowledging the information issued in the record, i.e., 3 working days after summonses are sent by the courts and 10 calendar days for subpoenas/notices. It is important to highlight that ignorance of the rules can lead to financial losses, as anyone who fails to confirm receipt of a summons sent to the Domicile within the legal deadline and does not provide justification for such absence will be subject to a fine of up to 5% of the amount in dispute per act of obstruction of justice, without prejudice to the application of the effects of default.  

It should be noted that, in addition to ensuring speed in lawsuits, the centralization of information allows for savings in human and financial resources used in the provision of services by the Judiciary and Companies, with an estimated reduction of almost 90% in the costs of sending communications, also eliminating the risk of companies not receiving summonses and subpoenas/notices.  

In view of this innovation by the National Council of Justice, Azevedo Sette, through its Civil Litigation team, offers the possibility of assisting its clients in registering with the Electronic Judicial Domicile, as well as monitoring summonses and subpoenas/notices, thus avoiding possible losses.