Auckland hosts the annual conference of the Royal Federation of Justices Associations which begins today.
Representatives of J.P.s from throughout New Zealand will gather at the Spencer on Byron Hotel in Takapuna for their three day conference, themed “The Changing Skyline of Justice”. Among the guest speakers are lawyer, author and businesswoman Mai Chen, senior District Court Judge Anne Kiernan and the Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice, Ministry of Justice, Andrew Bridgman.
A new book , “Reading the Riot Act”, will be launched during the Conference. Authored by Philip Harkness, it details the history of J.P.s in New Zealand over 200 years since the first J.P., Thomas Kendall, arrived in the Bay of Islands in 1814.