MOSCOW, December 1 - RAPSI. Supreme Commercial Court Chairman Anton Ivanov sees the start of a program to file lawsuits with commercial courts over the Internet as a major event on the legal market this year.

The claimant is required to register and fill in online forms posted on the Supreme Commercial Court's website. The documents must be submitted at: The service can be used by any person wishing to go to any of the 112 commercial courts.

Recent Arbitration Procedure Code amendments allowing parties to submit documents in e-form came into force on October 22, 2010.

The "Law and Modernization: Experience, Prospects, Trends" international legal Conference opened in Moscow on Thursday. The two-day event is organized by the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/ jointly with RIA Novosti.

Over 200 lawyers are expected to take part in the event. Supreme Court Chairman Vyacheslav Lebedev and Audit Chamber Chairman Sergei Stepashin opened the conference.

The conference's primary objective is to create a forum to launch a dialogue between the many parties affected by the legal sector, such as lawyers, economists, scholars and businessmen. Among the invitees are leading legal experts from the Justice Ministry, international law firms, business associations and legal publications.

The conference will discuss pressing legal issues in the global social, economic and political context. Priority issues of discussion will include legal business development and management, legal practice models, government policy measures to modernize the legal system and the activities of legal market players.