Supreme Court of Tasmania


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

Judge Roberts

Judge Baker

Registrar, Deputy Registrar, Assistant Deputy Registrar

Supreme Court Associates

Magistrates

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

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. 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
REGISTRAR