Every year the judged and other judicial officials of Sierra Leone attend a service in St.
Every year the judged and other judicial officials of Sierra Leone attend a service in St. George's Cathedral, Freetown. It marks the opening of the September sessions which are the beginning of the judicial year. This year's ceremony took place on September 17, and the formal procession from the Cathedral to the courts was led by the Acting Chief Justice, Mr Justice Betts.
SYNOPSIS: St George's Cathedral in Freetown, Sierra Leone, plays an important role in the country's legal life. The judges and legal officials attend the cathedral annually for a service to mark the start of a new legal year. This year's service was conducted by the Archbishop of West Africa, Bishop Scott.
The law courts were then formally re-opened, after the judges and barristers walked to them to formal and colourful procession. this year the procession was headed by the Acting Chief Justice of Sierra Leone, Mr Justice Betta. It was the first time the ceremony had been held since the country's courts were reorganised. It now formally embraces all the Sierra Leone courts.