No. 2 / 2018

Seating Arrangements Hobart Courts 1, 3 and 5

From Monday 19 March 2018 the traditional seating arrangements will be altered for counsel in the Magistrates Court Hobart, Courts 1, 3, and 5.

Under the new arrangements prosecution will sit on the left hand side of the bar table, when facing the bench, and defence counsel on the right hand side.  This will place defence counsel closer to the dock and will allow counsel easier access to those clients in custody from whom instructions may need to be obtained.

Penelope Ikedife
Administrator of Courts

6 March 2018