New Delhi (ILNS): A new system has been devised as an experiment for hearing cases in the Patna High Court. Chief Justice Sanjay Karol sat with Justice S Kumar in his chamber, while the lawyers who attended the hearing appeared in another courtroom and attended the hearing through video conferencing.
Similarly, Justice Hemant Kumar Srivastava and Justice Ashutosh Kumar also sat in separate courts, while the lawyers appearing in other courts attended the hearing of their case. This system has been started as an experiment by the Chief Justice.
The judge will sit in one court and lawyers from the other court will argue with video conferencing. The studio court has been named. This arrangement has been made for lawyers who wanted to come to the court and argue instead of from home. At present, only two or three courts will be governed by this arrangement.
In the video conferencing process the judges and lawyers will continue to attend the hearing from their own homes.
Advocate Association President Yogesh Chandra Verma said that the case of lawyers who give their consent will be listed for hearing in the studio court.
After this, if the situation is normal, the court will be considered to be fully opened. The lawyers whose cases will be listed for hearing in the studio court will get admission in the courtroom through e-passes.
-India Legal Bureau