What is an electronic organisation, or eOrganisation?
An electronic organisation, or 'eOrganisation', enables you to replicate your business structure in an online format. It is a mechanism for grouping together Online Registry users to:
- provide specific permissions to members within an eOrganisation
- allow delegates to work with others for the benefit of their business within an eOrganisation.
Who can be an eOrganisation?
Examples of an eOrganisation can be a:
- practice within a law firm
- sole legal practitioner with one staff member
- collections branch of a bank
- debt recovery section of a large company
An eOrganisation is not available to you if you are representing yourself in a court case as a Self-Represented Litigant (e.g. individuals, sole traders and small business owners). Find out more about Online Registry user types.
Important to note: eOrganisations can only lodge Civil cases via the Online Registry.
Types of eOrganisations
There are two types of eOrganisations:
Legal Practitioner eOrganisation
Legal eOrganisation is a group of solicitors or barristers and their delegates who handle matters on behalf of their clients.
A legal eOrganisation is created to disseminate information to authorised personnel only. Cases are broken into practitioner groups, which consist of the legal practitioner on record and their assigned delegates. A delegate’s permissions can be set to view and upload cases to the Online Registry or only view the practitioner’s case load.
Case information can only be viewed by the legal practitioner linked to the case and assigned delegate(s) (i.e. it is not viewable by all users in an eOrganisation).
A Litigant eOrganisation can be created for an organisation, such as a council or bank, which handles its own in-house debt collection services as the plaintiff.
This type of eOrganisation can only be set up by authorised officer or delegate user types. A delegate’s permissions can be set to view and upload cases onto the Online Registry or only view the authorised officer’s case load.
When a Litigant eOrganisation registers an automatic email is sent which contains the eOrganisation’s Frequent User ID (FUI). This FUI is used each time when filing on behalf of the eOrganisation and it’s the FUI that links the filed cases to the eOrganisation.
Important to note: If a Legal Practitioner is added to a Litigant eOrganisation, members of the Litigant eOrganisation will be able to view the Legal Practitioners cases and vice versa.