YOU ARE HERE : HOME >>>> >> >>Advocate and Lawyers Offices News Story


 

Apex Court to Explore Resuming In-Person hearings subject to Advocates for their joint consent and willingness to appear in person

 

 

 

New Delhi, June 02, 2020: The Supreme Court hinted that it is exploring the possibility of resuming physical courts and asked advocates for their joint consent that they are willing to appear in person. The move comes amid demands from the lawyers' groups that physical hearings - which were suspended in March because of the coronavirus lockdown - should be restarted.

 

For the last two months, the Supreme Court has been hearing cases via videoconferencing to avoid the risk of coronavirus spread. It has issued a notice to all advocates and parties that wish to appear in person to send their consent for physical appearance.

 

"In view of the request received from various quarters and in order to explore the feasibility of physical appearance of the advocates in the court, while adhering to social distancing norms, it is hereby notified to all the advocates and party-in-person to give their joint consent with regard to willingness for physically appearing and arguing in the court," the notice said.

 

"Only on receipt of consent of all parties to that effect, the matter will be considered for listing before the Hon'ble Court, subject to availability of the Bench and also subject to the order of the competent authority and social distancing norms," it added.

 

Lawyers will have to give their consent with regard to their willingness to appear before the real courtrooms on the e-mail address, ''consent.list@sci.nic.in''.

 

The Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) on Tuesday requested Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and other judges to resume physical court hearings from July, while pointing out the "practical difficulties" faced by lawyers in effectively presenting their cases through virtual hearings.

 

The body had said that 95 per cent of the lawyers were not comfortable with the virtual court hearings and they were not able to present their cases properly.

 

The Supreme Court had issued fresh standard operating procedure (SoP) last month, saying it will hear all cases via video and audio links between May 18 and June 19. It had ordered scaling up of its "1881" helpline to assist advocates and litigants in e-filing and virtual hearing.

With inputs from PTI

 

 

 

 

 


News Courtesy:PIB | Hindu| DC | LE | LI | LO | IE | LL | PTI |ht | ET | UNI | DNA | FP | Jurist |IndToday|


 

Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced supplied by the concerned either as press release, press statement or via other source of information, websearch engines and internet and do not reflect views of Lawtime and hence Lawtime is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, India info Comm Network's website Lawtime.in is not responsible for any of the copy right violation or for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this news article

 

 

Comments

Name*:
Phone number:
Email address*:
Comments and questions*:

Enter web form code*: Contact Us form
reload image

* - required fields.              

 

 


Law Conferences & Events


 

All India Law & Judicial Awards - 2021

The First ever " All India Law & Judicial Awards - 2021 " to be organised by the Court Express in association with the Ministry of Law & Justice, Bar Councils, Law Books Publishers and Law University on the occasion of National Law Day from 20th to 26th November, 2020. - Read More Details or Contact us.

 

All India Law Institutional Awards - 2020

The First ever " Law University & College Awards - 2020 " to be organised by the Court Express in association with the Ministry of Law & Justice, Bar Councils, Law Books Publishers and Law University on the occasion of National Law Day from 20th to 26th November, 2020. - Read More Details or Contact us.

 

All India Law Books Exhibition - 2020

The First ever " All India Law Books Exhibition - 2020 " to be organised by the Court Express in association with the Ministry of Law & Justice, Bar Councils, Law University and Law Books Publishers on the occasion of National Law Day from 20th to 26th November, 2020. - Read More Details or Contact us.

 

All India Law & Judicial Celebrations-2020

The First ever " All India Law & Judicial Celebrations - 2020 " to be organised by the Court Express in association with the Ministry of Law & Justice, Bar Councils, Law Books Publishers and Law University on the occasion of National Law Day from 20th to 26th November, 2020. - Read More Details or Contact us.

 

" Meet the JUDGE ": A Get Together Series

The First ever " Meet the JUDGE " : A Get Together Series" to be hosted by the Court Express in association with the Bar Councils, Law University, Law Books Publishers and sponsors in every three months/quarter of the year occasion of National Law Day from 20th to 26th November, 2020.-Read More Details or Contact us.

 

Bar Vs Bench Cricket Match - 2020

The First ever " Bar Vs Bench Cricket Match - 2020 " to be organised by the Court Express in association with the Bar Councils, Law University, Law Books Publishers and sponsors on the occasion of National Law Day from 20th to 26th November, 2020.-Read More Details or Contact us.