Service of court documents in civil proceedings to attorneys during the Covid pandemic- analysis of selected issues
The serving of court documents on parties to civil proceedings and their attorneysat-law is primarily regulated under the Act of 17 November 1964, the Code of Civil Procedure. However, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic some temporary solutions have been implemented by the legislator. Their role is to expedite communications between common courts and attorneys by using IT-based technology, and specifically, an e-service platform for serving court documents electronically. The aim of this paper is to analyze electronic service on attorneys in civil cases, and in particular, such issues as: which court papers may be delivered via the e-service platform, when should a document be deemed as served considering exceptions from the e-service rule, application of Article 134 of the Code of Civil Procedure to e-service of court documents and e-service in case of a multiple power of attorney.