E-Deposit or DPA deposit?

Perhaps you are already familiar with E-deposit, the digital means of communication that you can use to file online documents at certain courts. According to the FPS Justice website, it works quickly and securely. So why then is the legal profession making such a fuss about the DPA deposit? Not a replacement, but a supplement Let’s […]

Countdown to Digital Platform Attorneys

The new DPA will soon be launched with DPA deposit as its first application. DPA (Digital Platform Attorneys) is a joint platform of the Flemish Bar Council (OVB) and the Bar Council of French and German-Speaking Lawyers (OBFG). All Belgian lawyers gain access via their electronic lawyer’s card. DPA deposit DPA deposit is the first […]

Training bar secretaries on lawyer’s card

Today all Belgian bar secretaries followed an intense training on the electronic lawyer’s card. They learned all about the process of the card application and activation and practiced with the special ‘lawyer’s card kit’. Afterwards, they took an exam to become a certified Local Registration Authority Officer (LRAO). Pilot bars Bruges and Liège Bruges and […]

Why opt for an electronic signature?

Lawyers registered at a Flemish bar may opt to add an electronic signature certificate to their lawyer’s card. Why? The electronic signature can be used to digitally sign a PDF or Word document. These documents then have the same legal value as if they had been signed on paper (eIDAS compliant, thus legally recognised at […]

Unique lawyer’s card

An electronic lawyer’s card will be available for every lawyer registered at a Belgian bar as from March. The Flemish Bar Council (OVB) and the Bar Council of French and German-Speaking Lawyers (OBFG) have worked together on this project because of the urgent need for a secure alternative to the CCBE card (of the Council […]