As per direction from Courts NSW, all schools/universities etc. attempting to enter the Courts will be refused entry due to the current measures to manage the Co-vid 19.
The Chief Magistrate of the Local Court in accordance with section 7(1) of the Court Security Act 2005 has ordered that members of the public who do not have a legitimate reason associated with a particular matter listed before the Local Court of New South Wales or in relation to the exercise of the Jurisdiction of the Local Court not be admitted to the Local Court premises. This order is reviewed every 28 days and can be extended in accordance with Section 7(1B) of the Court Security Act 2005. The current order was issued on 13 July 2020.
Click here read the full Order from Judge Graeme Henson AM, Chief Magistrate of the Local Court.
In light of this order all Law Day Outs and Court Visits scheduled for Term 3 will be cancelled and it is likely that Term 4 Law Day Outs and Court Visits will also be cancelled. We have also closed the bookings for the Court Visits and Law Day Outs.
We are in the process of creating a Virtual Law Day Out experience to ensure students still have the opportunity to visit a court, all bit remotely. We will keep you posted when this is available and how it can be accessed.
In the meantime, our Law Day Facilitators have put together some resources that give you a taste of a Court Excursion that you can share with your students:
- Court Room Experience: Independent student activity looking at courtroom participants and the layout of the courtroom
- BuzzFeed: Are you ready for a Day at the Courts?
- Case Note: Updated Keli Lane Resource
- Presumption of Innocence: Watch an interview with Mark Tedeschi AM QC about the role of a prosecutor, the presumption of innocence, and the standard of proof in a criminal case
- Technology law: Resource that looks at metadata
- Covid-19 and the rule of law: Information on governance and the rule of law