Limited physical hearings to re-start in 9 District Courts, Madurai Bench of Madras HC; Principal Bench to continue virtual hearings

Judges in all courts are allowed to enter court premises and conduct virtual hearings from the court or from chambers. Entry of lawyers to court premises remain barred, save in courts holding limited physical hearings
Avin Gate of the Madras High Court
Avin Gate of the Madras High Court

As the third leg of the national lockdown ends, it has been notified that district courts in nine districts of Tamil Nadu commence physical hearings on a trial basis.

Whereas Judges in all courts, including the High Court Benches, have been allowed to enter court premises, the hearings will largely continue through video conferencing.

Lawyers' entry into court premises remains barred, save for the few courts where physical hearings are being gradually re-introduced. Two notifications to this effect have been issued.

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