Jun 10, 2021 @ 9:13
Jong De Guzman to new lawyers: Mind the rules when it comes to online hearings
Pasig Metropolitan Court Judge Jong De Guzman reminded lawyers to be mindful of the video conferencing hearing (VCH) rules.
The abogado said that there are grounds to be cited along with other requirements.
Lawyers, please pay attention to the rules on video-conference hearing (VCH). There are grounds to be cited in your motion, among other requirements. You can’t just ask the court for a VCH because it’s allowed. Convince the court.
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De Guzman said that it’s not something you ask the courts to grant just because it’s allowed. The abogado asked them to still convince the courts and since it’s a litigated motion, copies must be furnished to the other party for comment. It is then up to the court to determine its merit.