Online Trials in the Superior Court of Justice of the State of Mexico
Did you know that, in view of the suspension of work due to the health emergency, the Mexican State Judiciary continues to give you electronic attention through online trials?
On 29 April 2020, through circular 27/2020, the Council of the Judiciary of the State of Mexico reported, inter alia, the expansion of the services of its Electronic Court in online trials in Civil Commercial and Family Matters based on the following:
- The services provided by the civil, commercial, family, online and summary courts of the Usucapion shall be resumed in order to follow up on trials already begun and to deal with initial applications.
- In civil, commercial and family matters, in the case of trials already initiated and for the purpose of giving continuity, the parties may:
- Concluding judicial agreements.
- Conduct hearings on a virtual basis, as long as it is possible for the parties to present the experts, witnesses or any other person who is required to appear for the proper hearing.
- To follow up on trials in which only the issuance of the judgement is pending, provided that this stage is requested by both parties.
- Claims may be filed online in non-contentious cases.
- In the case of Itinerant Users’ Trials, the initial pleadings may be filed, provided that the interested party submits the defendant for the purposes of the summons.
It is important to point out that, in order to follow up on trials that have already begun, a number of requirements, such as:
1.- The file must be digitized in advance by the court or, where appropriate, there must be a virtual file for online trials.
2.- The parties to the trial must have an electronic signature (Fejem), as well as the lawyer who advises them.
3.- Both parties must consent to the trial being held online.
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