JUDGE ISSUES INVITATION FOR SCHOOLS AND GROUP TO VISIT ‘LIVE’ COURT

first_imgONE of Donegal’s leading judges has issued an open invitation to schools and other groups to come and see the working of the courts system.Circuit Court Judge John O’Hagan said it is very important that young people get a taste for what happens in court from an early age.“I would encourage all groups including schools and other clubs to arrange a trip to the courts. I think it is vitally important for young people to see justice happening before their eyes. “I think it gives them a healthy respect for the law and a better understanding of all the work that goes on in court from the court clerk to the Gardai to the jury.“If anybody is interested in bringing a group to court, then they should contact the court office and it will be arranged,” he said.Judge O’Hagan met with a group of students from Mulroy College in Milford last week and spent a considerable time during a court break in a questions and answers session.The trip was arranged by well-known local barrister Fiona Crawford whose friend Aisling Crawford is a teacher at the school. The visit was part of the group’s Civic Social and Political Education curriculum.A number of officers of the courts including registrar John Quinn, stenographer Tony O’Callaghan, senior counsel Cormac O’Dulachainn, barrister Fiona Crawford, solicitor Frank Dorrian, judge’s usher David Connolly and Judge O’Hagan himself outlined their roles to the students.The students also spent some time watching a live criminal trial.Teacher Aisling Crawford said the students had a hugely informative day and that she would recommend it to any groups thinking of a visit.JUDGE ISSUES INVITATION FOR SCHOOLS AND GROUP TO VISIT ‘LIVE’ COURT was last modified: February 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more