Queensland’s law year opens with ecumenical church service

Queensland Law Society was represented at the service by, from left, CEO Rolf Moses, and Council members Vice President Kara Thomson, Rebecca Fogerty, Rebecca Pezzutti, Allison Caputo, Philip Ware and Luke Murphy.

The Queensland legal profession opened the new law year this morning with a ceremonial procession and ecumenical church service at Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral.

Queensland Governor and former Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC joined presiding Chief Justice Catherine Holmes AC and other senior judicial officers and members of the profession for the annual service.

Queensland’s Law Year Church Service rotates around major Brisbane churches and was last year hosted by St Paul’s Presbyterian Church at Spring Hill.

Today’s service was led by Brisbane’s Catholic Archbishop, the Most Reverend Mark Coleridge DD BA DSS, at the church’s cathedral at 249 Elizabeth Street.

Public officials, service chiefs and members of the consular corps attended the service, which celebrates the legal fraternity’s commitment to the public interest while contemplating the year ahead.

The Crown Law Choir, comprised of representatives from Crown Law and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, as well as the wider legal profession, performed at the service.

The ceremonial procession of senior legal officials and dignitaries into the cathedral preceded the 9.30am service.

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