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Little Red Riding Hood to give evidence

Little Red Riding Hood will face the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Saturday 22 March to give evidence in support of her father, who is being charged with murdering the Big Bad Wolf.
 
The “trial” is part of this year’s Law Week celebrations (17-23 May) during which Queenslanders will be invited to take a peek into the state’s justice system.
 
Attorney-General Cameron Dick said a highlight of Law Week would be the Brisbane Magistrates Court Open Day (Saturday 22 May 2010, 10am).
 
“This year’s Law Week will provide a great opportunity for Queenslanders to get a glimpse inside our court facilities and speak to people at the front-line of our justice system,” Mr Dick said.
 
“Although stepping into a courthouse is something many Queenslanders will never have to do, it is still very important for people to understand how our justice system works.
 
“Law Week will help people to understand legal services that are available and improve community access to the courts, legal and government service providers.”
 
Mr Dick said visitors at the Brisbane Magistrates Court Open Day would be able to observe fairytale mock trials, learn about the work of the courts and take home a range of information.
 
“The fairytale mock trials are great fun for families but also give an insight into court procedure.
 
“Visitors can also take part in guided tours of the courthouse which will provide a behind the scenes look at various areas of the courthouse, such as seeing where the accused are held,” he said.
 
“We will have other agencies present such as the Office of the Public Trustee, Legal Aid Queensland, Queensland Corrective Services, Queensland Law Society, Bar Association of Queensland, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Caxton Legal Centre and a number of universities.
 
“The Queensland Corrective Services Passive Alert Drug Detection dogs will also give a performance at 11am.
 
“Representatives will be on hand from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University and Bond University to discuss options for people who may be interested in studying law,” Mr Dick said.
 
Law Week activities will also be held throughout regional Queensland, including an open day at the Ipswich Magistrates Court.
 
Contact your local courthouses to find out details about what’s on during Law Week or visit Law Week 2010 to find out more.
 

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Last reviewed
21 April 2010
Last updated
5 November 2015
 
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