Legal students happy, inspired after court session

The National,Tuesday June 14th, 2016

Grade 12 legal study students of Mainohana Catholic Secondary and Technical School in Central were delighted to witness a practical scenario of a National Court hearing.
Their teacher Lisa Api said it was a great opportunity for the students to get practical information on something they had been learning in class.
Api said the students never had the opportunity to see how a court was structured or conducted, how the judge and lawyers spoke and where the audience sat, until last Friday.
She said the students were inspired after the court hearing and the court-user forum conducted by Justice Panuel Mogish.
“This is something big for us here, an opportunity for our students,” Api said.
Student representative council president Justine Levi said students had not experienced such an opportunity to see a “live” National Court session.
“I really appreciate our subject teacher (Api), Justice Mogish and all the lawyers,” Levi said.
“They really inspired us and some of us are thinking of becoming lawyers and judges. I think they have done a good thing because they have come down to our level,” he said.
Mogish said he was impressed to see the students attending the court- user forum.
He encouraged the students to be law-abiding citizens and complete their education.  He told the students that law and order issues could not be addressed by only the police and the court, but everyone.
Mogish said law and order was a sector that constituted many agencies and  people. He urged them to obey their parents and not to get involved in illegal activities.