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Supreme Court To Resume Hearing In Hybrid Manner, Lawyers Can Opt For Either Physical Or Virtual Mode

Srishti Ojha
13 Feb 2021 12:46 PM GMT
Supreme Court To Resume Hearing In Hybrid Manner, Lawyers Can Opt For Either Physical Or Virtual Mode
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The Coordination Committee of the Supreme Court has on Saturday clarified that once physical hearings before Supreme Court resume with Virtual Courts in a hybrid manner, the parties will have an option to appear physically or virtually before the physical Court. The clarification has been given in the meeting conducted on Saturday to discuss the resumption of physical hearings by...

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The Coordination Committee of the Supreme Court has on Saturday clarified that once physical hearings before Supreme Court resume with Virtual Courts in a hybrid manner, the parties will have an option to appear physically or virtually before the physical Court.

The clarification has been given in the meeting conducted on Saturday to discuss the resumption of physical hearings by the coordination committee held by Competent authority of the Supreme Court along with Supreme Court Bar Association and Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association

Previously it was notified that the physical courts would resume soon along with Virtual courts in a hybrid manner. In the meeting, a clarification has been given as to what the hybrid manner would mean. It has been explained that when hearings are conducted in a hybrid manner, the Advocates, advocates on Record and the parties in person will have an option to appear in either physically or virtual court while the matter will be heard in physical court. Therefore when the Court will sit and hear the matter in physical Courts, one party will be able to appear physically and the other party can appear virtually.

It has also been assured that all courts will resume physically in the said hybrid manner, very soon, and the Standard Operating Procedures and related details will be released soon.

Multiple representations have been made to the Chief Justice of India till now seeking resumption of physical court hearings. Previously, the Executive Committee of Supreme Court Bar Association and Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association had submitted a joint representation seeking resumption of physical hearings after their joint meeting. The Supreme Court Advocates On Record Association had also separately written to the Chief Justice of India seeking resumption of physical hearings with the existing virtual Courts in a hybrid manner.


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