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Short Update: Without national instructions, Madrid courts working out solutions

FairTrialsAdmin - March 30, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Remote Justice

The General Council of the Judiciary and the Ministry of the Interior have not provided instructions regarding how to handle court activities during the coronavirus leaving it to regional court systems to figure it out. The Madrid bar is publishing a guide on good practices for working through the crisis.

The Madrid bar and courts are trying to develop remote systems so that attorneys may provide legal assistance by videoconference or phone. However, there are concerns that some attorneys will have a difficult time adapting to it. Additionally, many police stations are not equipped with the ability to provide video or phone conferencing with detainees.

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