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Court stock photos of gavels a sore point

Author
Adam Walker,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Oct 2015, 10:21am

Court stock photos of gavels a sore point

Author
Adam Walker,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Oct 2015, 10:21am

A frustration from New Zealand's legal community about a picture often used online, when the media covers court stories.

The depiction of gavels is a sore point.

The Law Society's Geoff Adlam highlights one court story when a gavel was used, saying in jest the story must be American, because gavels aren't used in New Zealand Courts.

He says New Zealand judges have never used gavels and jokingly wonders whether kiwi journalists even go to court anymore.