Delhi High Court initiates steps for Hybrid Hearings

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On Friday, the High Court of Delhi initiated steps for a hybrid system, which enables lawyers to join proceedings via virtual mode as well as physical hearings.

As directed by the Delhi HC Chief Justice, DN Patel, “Till the time a hybrid system is put in place & implemented successfully, the note appended to the Roster dated January 14, 2021, shall read as under: “Matters shall be taken up through physical mode as per the Roster of Sitting of the Hon’ble Judges of this Court.

He added that “However, request for taking up any such matter through virtual mode shall be entertained by the Court only when advance intimation is provided”.

11 benches of Delhi HC including two Division Benches, 3 Single-benches of Civil Side, 3 Single-benches of Criminal Side & 3 Original Jurisdiction of Civil held physical Courts effective from Jan 18, 2021, while the remaining Benches continue to take up the matters through video-conferencing.

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