Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court J.S. Khehar on Wednesday suggested that video-conferencing facility would be useful to advocates to interact with their clients.

Facility

The Chief Justice was speaking at a function held on the premises of the Karnataka High Court to inaugurate the video-conferencing facility between the Principal Bench in Bangalore and the Circuit Benches at Dharwad and Gulbarga. He said, as of now, video-conferencing is restricted to producing the accused in courts. This facility could be made use of for allowing advocates to communicate via tele-conferencing with their clients.

Advantages

He also said that with the commissioning of the facility, Full Court sitting could be held without waiting for all judges to come to the Principal Bench. While the judges in Bangalore could assemble at the Principal Bench, those at Dharwad and Gulbarga could be reached through video-conferencing.

The Chairman of the High Court Computer Committee and senior judge V.G. Sabhahit welcomed the gathering.

High Court judges in Bangalore, Advocate-General Ashok Haranahalli, Chairman of the Karnataka State Bar Council Jayakumar S. Patil, president of the Advocates' Association of Bangalore K.N. Putte Gowda and others were present.

The Judges at the Circuit Bench at Dharwad and Gulbarga were present through video-conferencing. Cardiologist Ramesh gave a talk via video-conference.

‘It will be useful for advocates to interact with their clients'

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