Magistrate defends honour system

By Jack Waterford
Updated April 23 2018 - 10:43pm, first published July 12 2014 - 10:52pm

There is no "absolute" obligation for a magistrate to be called Your Honour, although it would be nice if people did, as a gesture of respect and to reflect the formality and gravity of proceedings, according to the ACT Chief Magistrate, Lorraine Walker. An older title of Your Worship was now archaic, she said.

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