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How to become a judge and stay sane

(15 February 2019)

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Crown Court judge presiding over serious criminal trials and sentencing those found guilty of committing these offences? Well, now is your chance. The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that His Honour Judge (HHJ) Sean Morris will be delivering this talk to staff, students and members of the centre on Tuesday, 19 February, 6pm - 8pm in the Hogan Lovells Theatre, Palatine Centre. The talk will be followed by a wine reception. Please register here.

HHJ Sean Morris is a local judge based at Teesside Crown Court. He was called to the Bar in 1983 (Lincolns Inn) and was subsequently in chambers at No 6 Park Square ( Now Park Square Barristers) for 25 years specialising in crime (both prosecution and defence). He was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2004 and appointed a Circuit Judge in 2008. He spent two years sitting in Birmingham and Nottingham before being appointed Resident Judge and Recorder of Lincoln. On completing his four year term of office, he returned to my home circuit and after a year at Newcastle he is now permanently based at Teesside Crown Court.

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