SISBAJUD, new online attachment system, is already in normal operation
The Judicial Branch Asset Search System (SISBAJUD), launched in August 2020, started operating in September of the same year, in normal conditions, after the data migration was completed and the necessary adjustments were made. The system is the new electronic platform for tracking and blocking debtors’ assets with judicially recognized debts.
Previously, electronic communication between the Judiciary, financial institutions and other entities authorized to operate by the Central Bank took place through BACENJUD. It allowed for a direct connection between the magistrates and the participating institutions, making it possible to request information and block judicial orders.
SISBAJUD resulted from a Technical Cooperation Agreement between the National Council of Justice, the Attorney General’s Office of the National Treasury and the Central Bank, signed in December 2019, in order to develop and implement a new system that contemplated the participants of BACENJUD, with measures automation and integration to the Electronic Judicial Process (PJe). The main objective was to increase the speed and efficiency in complying with judicial decisions.
Functionalities of the new system include those present in BACENJUD, such as electronic submission of court blocking orders, unblocking and transfer of blocked amounts and bank information requests regarding registration and balance, in addition to maintaining the file layout and the communication protocol. Likewise, it will be possible to request detailed information regarding current account statements, credit card bills, copies of checks, PIS and FGTS statements, copies of current account and investment account contracts and foreign exchange contracts. In addition, cash in checking accounts and securities, such as fixed income securities and shares, may be blocked.
In SISBAJUD, integration with the PJe ensured the automation of the sending of court orders and analysis of the responses sent by financial institutions. For Courts that do not use the PJe, integration will take place via API developed especially for this purpose.
Other functionalities resulting from this innovation are related to the possibility for the magistrate to set a date for the blocking and transfer of assets, as well as the automatic reiteration of blocking orders, through which the magistrate can register in the system the number of times that the same online attachment order must be reiterated, so that it will remain active until it reaches the amount necessary for the full compliance with the court decision.
By: Wilson Sales Belchior