Legal year to open with service

The 2016 Legal Year will be opened next week Monday (Feb 1) with a church service to be held at the Kaugere Four Square church in Port Moresby.

This will see the courts in Boroko, Port Moresby and Waigani closed during Monday morning as Judges, Magistrates and Lawyers will be attending the service.

Judges, Magistrates and Lawyers will be led by a combined Police, Correctional Service and PNG Defence Force band will lead them from the Ela United Church hall into the Four Square Kaugere church.

Registrar and Sherriff of the Supreme and National Courts Ian Augerea in a statement said the service is for the Judiciary and Legal profession however members of the public are welcome to join.

(Above is a file picture of the 2015 Legal year opening on Feb 2 last year at Waigani)  

Sally Pokiton