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Dez 01, 2011 (Newsletter Issue 14/11)
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Legal Notices Electronically

The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala has enacted the Law Regulating Notifications by Electronic Means in the Judicial Organ. by the Decree 15-2011.

In all judicial and administrative proceedings before the Judiciary Offices, the parties and their attorneys may be served at the email address previously indicated. Both the parties and their attorneys may join the system voluntarily by filling their respective membership forms where they grant their consent to join the system.

Notifications made electronically have the same effect and validity as those made in accordance with procedural rules, except when a legal provision provides that the notification must be made in person. The Decree is effective since 19 October 2011.

Source: Lexincorp Central America, Guatemala, Guatemala