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Justice and fairness come first

Justice and fairness come first

Justice and fairness in the legal profession should come before the personal interests of legal professionals, Justice Peter Rose has said.Speaking at the recent graduation of students from the…

Justice and fairness in the legal profession should come before the personal interests of legal professionals, Justice Peter Rose has said.

Speaking at the recent graduation of students from the College of Law's Applied Law Programs, Justice Rose emphasised the importance of ethics and professional responsibility in the profession.

"The operation of the legal profession as a profession performs a vital role in the administration of justice," he said.

"The profession of the law has a strong ethical dimension and seeks to attain the objectives of justice and fairness, not simply the promotion of the self-interest of members of the profession or their clients," he said.

Justice Rose also spoke of the exciting opportunities for "service and satisfaction" which await the graduates.

The graduation ceremony also saw the inaugural presentation of the Sandra Paul Memorial Prize for the best student graduating with a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law).

Presenting the award to Sheridan McMahon, Justice Rose spoke fondly of Paul - a prominent family lawyer who recently passed away. He discussed her "commitment to overcoming hurdles and achieving her goals notwithstanding the difficulties on the road to such achievements" and her "enthusiasm and commitment to her clients".

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