What you see in the Courtroom is the tip of the iceberg. For just one day of Court hearings, hundreds of people are working behind the scenes to make it happen. From lawyers to security officers, interpreters and more, personally and professionally, we ask what it takes to work for justice, and what it’s like to be a part of justice at work.
You are the strongest multitasker you know. Ideally you would have 10 arms and hands, but since that's tricky, you do the next best thing: You wear a lot of hats.
The Courtroom Pianist
The intensity. The focus. Living in a world of sounds.
The Judges’ Legal Officer
To work in Chambers you have to have a strong personality and diplomatic skills. You might have a very good legal argument but unless you convey it in the right way, it might get lost.
There’s a certain amount of adrenaline that’s always in your blood when you are in the courtroom and that’s one of the things that draws you to be a lawyer.
The Trauma Expert
Ultimately, and ideally, a witness's testimony can be empowering and part of the healing process.
Within Security there is never a time really to relax. You think of others’ safety, so they don’t have to.