Photos: Special Sitting Of The Supreme Court

January 25, 2016

A Special Sitting of the Supreme Court was held on Friday [Jan 22] to mark the Ceremonial Opening of Bermuda’s 2016 Legal Year.

Chief Justice Ian Kawaley said, “This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first sitting of the Court of General Assize on June 15, 1616.

“It will afford us an opportunity, over the course of the year, not simply to look back with pride and remember that our judicial and legal system is probably the oldest English-based court system in the New World.

“This anniversary also serves to remind us of the evolving function served by the courts and to compel us to think critically about what role the courts and the legal system as a whole ought properly to play in the Bermuda of today and tomorrow.”

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  1. 400 hundred years interesting times, what’s pathetic is you have African descendants STILL wearing European wigs to remind us of the ruling Colonial System.
    LMFAO

  2. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Sort out your Prosecutions Dept….it stinks to high heaven!

  3. mike says:

    Silly wigs… but I understand… ceremonial… tradition.

  4. Legalgal says:

    Off with the wigs. No need for such pretense in this day.