How the Courts Work 8 and 15 November

How the Courts Work (max 10)

To the uninitiated, a court can be a fascinating, often intimidating place to experience. These two visits will explain what happens in court: who’s who at the bar table, why the fancy dress, what’s with all the formality? Each walk will also explore the heritage architecture and local history of the area.

Part 1: Friday 8 November
Meeting place and further details disclosed when booking confirmed.
We’ll sit in on trials, sentence proceedings and bail applications listed before the inferior courts (civil and criminal) sitting at Brickfield Hill: Central Local Court, the John Maddison Tower and the Downing Centre.
Finish 12.45. Affordable Korean lunch afterwards.

Part 2 : Friday 15 November
Meeting place and further details disclosed when booking confirmed.
We’ll spend some time at Queen’s Square to see how the superior courts operate: the Supreme Court, the Federal Court and the High Court, which hopefully will be sitting in Sydney on this day. We may attend a murder trial or sentence proceedings, a civil hearing and some appellate matters.
Finish 12.45. Affordable lunch afterwards.

Bookings essential for both dates, strictly between 9am Monday 21 October and 5pm Wednesday 23 October. Places determined by ballot. Results notified by 5pm Friday 25 October. Priority given to members who provide telephone number, membership number and expiry date when booking.
Email bookings only: Beatrice Scheepers egoranje@gmail.com 0402 969 004 (enquiries only)

Led by Beatrice Scheepers City and Inner West Region