Following the first workshop organized in Kragujevac, the World Bank Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Justice Sector Support (MDTF-JSS) organized a follow-up meeting to discuss options for increased efficiency in service of process. The meeting, organized on December 11 in the Appellate Court in Nis, was hosted by Srdjan Svircev, Public sector Specialist at the World Bank with participation of over 40 court presidents and judges from Southern Serbia.
Judge Kamenko Kozarski, President of the Misdemeanor Court in Novi Sad, presented results from using private couriers hired by the local Youth Employment Service. This innovative approach contributed to significant increase in successful delivery of services of process and resulted in substantial reduction of operating costs.
Participant agreed that this model can be replicated in other places, however due to the low level of urbanization in Southern Serbia they will have to rely on postal services provided by the Serbian Postal Office and court couriers. Participants also invited the Supreme Court of Cassation to review and amend the Memorandum of Understanding with the Serbian Postal Office in order to reduce costs and improve successful delivery through the system.
The presentation on improved services of process in Misdemeanor Court in Novi Sad can be accessed here.