Year 10 history students from Parramatta High School get to see Parramatta Local Courts in action and meet the NSW Government’s Attorney General Brad Hazzard who was on hand to answer questions about justice and our legal system.
Geoff Lee MP, Member for Parramatta was delighted to invite the Attorney General to Parramatta to meet with local students.
The Year 10 students watched a criminal court case unfold from the public gallery before meeting with a magistrate.
“This is a great opportunity for those students who may be thinking of going on to pursue a career in the law,” Mr Lee said.
“Parramatta now has the state’s largest justice precinct outside of Sydney CBD and an increasing number of aspiring lawyers are enrolling at the University of Western Sydney’s School of Law.
“The students took a keen interest in the proceedings and were eager to learn more from the magistrate about what the judiciary takes into account when making decisions.
“The government wants to give young Western Sydney people every opportunity to achieve their goals – and today’s courthouse tour is just one small way of helping them.
Mr Lee said making the justice system more accessible was a key priority of the NSW Government.
Principal Dominique Splatt said” students were delighted to have the opportunity to meet the Attorney General and local magistrate. Having the Attorney General answer their questions directly was a unique privilege and well received by the students”.