Supreme Court of Tasmania

SUPREME COURT OF TASMANIA

CIRCULAR TO PRACTITIONERS

No. 1 of 2014 28 January 2014
CHURCH SERVICE FOR THE OPENING OF THE LAW YEAR
FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 2014

1. FORM OF SERVICE

There will be an Ecumenical Service at St. David's Cathedral, Murray Street, Hobart at 11.00am on Friday, 31 January 2014.

2. ROUTE OF PROCESSION

The procession will move from the side of Church House (adjacent to St David’s Cathedral) at 10.55am and proceed along the footpath of Macquarie Street and enter the Cathedral by the main entrance in Murray Street.

3. ORDER OF PROCESSION

Chief Justice and Judges of the Supreme Court

Justice Marshall

Justice Benjamin

Justice Slicer

Justice Kerr

Judge McGuire

Judge Baker

Registrar, Deputy Registrar

Supreme Court Associates

Magistrates

Messrs David Paton APM JP and Mr David Hudson JP (representatives of the Justices' Association)

The Hon Matthew Groom (representing the Leader of the Opposition)

The Hon Dr Vanessa Goodwin, Shadow Attorney General

The Hon Elise Archer, Shadow Police Minister

Mr Leigh Sealy SC, Solicitor-General

Mr Daryl Coates SC, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions

Mr Alan Morgan, Crown Solicitor

Mr Peter Worrall, Chairman Legal Aid Commission

Dr Graham Hill, Director Legal Aid

Mr Greg Geason, Chairman Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal

Ms Robin Banks, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner

Mr David Wilson, Director Australian Government Solicitor

Ian Arendt, Assistant Director Commonwealth DPP

Professor Margaret Otlowski &  Professor Kate Warner, Law Faculty UTAS

Mr Damon Thomas, Lord Mayor of Hobart

Mr Doug Chipman, Mayor of Clarence

Dr Graham Bury, Mayor of Kingborough

Queen's Counsel, Senior Counsel

Mr Anthony Mihal, President Law Society of Tasmania

Mr Luke Rheinberger, Executive Director Law Society of Tasmania

Ms Francesca Saturno, Deputy Executive Director, Law Society of Tasmania

Mr Martyn Hagan, Secretary General Law Council of Australia

Mr Geoff Bowyer, President Law Institute of Victoria

  Mr Mike Brett-Young, CEO Law Institute of Victoria

Senior Practitioners

Legal practitioners generally

Newly admitted practitioners

Tasmanian Legal Practice Course Trainees

All members of the legal profession are requested to robe. If robing, wigs are to be worn. Church House in Macquarie Street (adjacent to the Cathedral) is available for robing.

Those in the procession are asked to assemble at the side of Church House, no later than 10.45am ready to move off promptly at 10.55am. The Registrar will be responsible for ensuring that these arrangements are carried out. The Chief Justice would be obliged if the profession would carry out the Registrar’s instructions. There are no parking facilities available in the grounds of the Cathedral.

4. CLERKS, PARTNERS AND FRIENDS

Persons not in the procession will be directed to pews by ushers supplied by the Registry. They should be seated before the procession enters the Cathedral.

5. HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

His Excellency the Governor and his party will arrive at the Murray Street entrance at 10.59am and will be met by the Dean and conducted into the Cathedral.

5. SEATING ARRANGEMENTS

These will be in accordance with the attached Appendix.

6. DEPARTURE FROM THE CATHEDRAL

His Excellency and his party will be escorted to the Main Door by the Dean followed by clergy, Chief Justice, Judges, Justice Marshall, Justice Benjamin, Justice Slicer, Justice Kerr, Judge McGuire and Judge Baker and associates. Otherwise there will be no retiring procession.

J A Connolly

REGISTRAR


 For seating arrangements see Appendix PDF