Frequently Asked Questions
Monday to Friday
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (Closed for lunch)
1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays are closed.
Note: The Federal Supreme Court will be closed during public holidays. Other than public holidays closure of courts will be announced by the office of the President.
How many Benches exist at the Federal Supreme Court?
There are a total of seven benches including cassation benches. There are;
Two appellate Criminal Benches
Two appellate Civil Benches
1st Cassation Bench
2nd Cassation Bench
3rd Cassation Bench
Electronic Filing System
Registration and Filing
Do I need to register?
Yes, every lawyer must register with the Federal Supreme Court online before accessing any e-filing services.
How Do I register?
Lawyers may register through the Federal Supreme Court’s website by submitting and verifying their license number. If valid, the lawyer’s information will be available with the inserted license number. Verification e-mail will be sent to the lawyer’s account if successful with the registration process.
Who can file electronically?
At the moment only lawyers will be able to file electronically on behalf of his/her client.
Can I attach documents when I file electronically?
After creating an e-file, you may attach a scanned version of the court document you want to submit to the court.
Can I make payments online?
Yes, you may make payments online after the registrar approves the e-filing application submitted. The registrar will send a payment request for you to pay at the commercial bank. You will receive a confirmation message of your payment on your e-filing account.
Notification from the Court
When do I receive notification from the court?
Every action taken on your e-file you will receive notification on your e-filing account.
Will I get e-mail notifications regarding my case from the court?
E-filing verification account will be emailed to the user in order to activate the account.
Support and Technical Issues
Does the Court provide technical support if a filer encounters problems submitting a document through the system?
Will paper filings be accepted if electronic filing is unavailable due to technical problem?
Daily Trial Schedule
In order to follow up with the Supreme Court’s schedule, court users may find daily trial listings in which the information is updated daily. http://www.fsc.gov.et/Court-Services/Daily-Court-Trial-Schedule
Latest Cassation Judgments