Allahabad High Court adopts the ‘CISCO WebEx’ Events platform for more efficient and user friendly virtual hearings

The Allahabad high court on Monday has decided to adopt the CISCO WebEx Events platform for video conferencing at Lucknow to make virtual court proceedings more efficient and user friendly.

The new platform would simplify the procedure for participating in virtual court proceedings by doing away with the system of lawyers depending on receiving individual SMS invitations daily to join court proceedings.
“The order stated that in the first phase of the rollout and changeover to the new video conferencing platform, all matters before Court Nos. 1 & 2 shall be heard on the WebEx Events platform with effect from Tuesday, i.e. 11th of January 2022,” the notice issued by the Allahabad High Court read.

In all the remaining Courts, the link for the virtual hearing of cases shall be sent through SMS on the mobile number of the Advocate which is mentioned in their Advocate on Roll record, the notice added.
The remaining Courts at Lucknow shall switch over to the new platform in batches notice/s in respect of which shall be published separately.

Additionally, a step-by-step guide for navigating the new platform has been published on the official website of the Court titled “Standing Operating Procedure for Advocate or Party-in-person for hearing through Video Conferencing on WebEx Events” and can be accessed under the Video Conferencing tab as appearing on the portal.
This will enable the lawyers, litigants in person to witness virtual court proceedings in real time while waiting in the Attendee Gallery or Waiting Room for their matter to be called.

The notification was issued by the Senior Registrar on Monday, January 10.

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