Supreme Court of Tasmania
CIRCULAR TO PRACTITIONERS
No. 1 of 2015 27 January 2015
CHURCH SERVICE FOR THE OPENING OF THE LAW YEAR
FRIDAY, 30 JANUARY 2015
1. FORM OF SERVICE
There will be an Ecumenical Service at St. David's Cathedral, Murray Street, Hobart at 11.00am on Friday, 30 January 2015.
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
The Hon. Chief Justice and Judges and Associate Judge of the Supreme Court
The Hon. Justice Marshall
The Hon. Justice Benjamin
The Hon. Justice Kerr
Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Deputy Registrar
Supreme Court Associates
Messrs David Paton APM JP and Mr Gil Thomas JP (representatives of the Justices' Association)
The Hon Dr Vanessa Goodwin, Attorney General
The Hon Elise Archer, Speaker, House of Assembly
The Hon Lara Giddings (representing the Leader of the Opposition)
Mr Michael O’Farrell SC, Solicitor-General
Mr Daryl Coates SC, Acting Director of Public Prosecutions
Mr Alan Morgan, Crown Solicitor
Mr Patrick Lunn, Chairman Legal Aid Commission
Mr Greg Geason, Chairman Resource Management & Planning Appeal Tribunal
Ms Robin Banks, Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
Mr David Wilson, Director Australian Government Solicitor
Professor Margaret Otlowski Law Faculty UTAS
Ald. Sue Hickey, Lord Mayor of Hobart
Ald. Sharyn Von Bertouch, representing the Mayor of Clarence
Queen's Counsel, Senior Counsel
Mr Matthew Verney, President Law Society of Tasmania
Mr Luke Rheinberger, Executive Director Law Society of Tasmania
Ms Francesca Saturno, Deputy Executive Director, Law Society of Tasmania
The Hon. Michael Black AC QC, Chairman, Legal Services Council
Mr Dale Boucher, CEO, Legal Services Council
Mr Martyn Hagan, Secretary General, Law Council of Australia
Mr Duncan McConnel, President, Law Council of Australia
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. HER EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR
Her Excellency the Governor and her 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 Appendix attached in the PDF version of Circular 1/2015
6. DEPARTURE FROM THE CATHEDRAL
Her Excellency and her party will be escorted to the Main Door by the Dean followed by clergy, Chief Justice, Judges, Associate Judge, Justice Marshall, Justice Benjamin, Justice Kerr, Judge Roberts and Judge Baker and associates. Otherwise there will be no retiring procession.
J A Connolly