Court funding welcomed

to ease chronic backlog and delays

The Law Society of NSW has welcomed news of a $150 million funding boost for the District Courts which includes the appointment of seven extra District Court judges.

The Law Society has been calling on the NSW Government for an injection of funds to reduce the backlog and court delays in the state’s justice system.

President of the Law Society of NSW Doug Humphreys OAM said the NSW Government’s package is a significant instalment of resources for the state’s justice system.

“The NSW Government is to be congratulated for this substantial funding boost,” Mr Humphreys said. “The NSW Law Society will continue to advocate for other enhancements and resources in priority areas of need to ensure access to justice and the efficient administration of justice for the people of NSW.

“The Law Society understands that the boost in additional resources will impact on court sittings in regional areas, which is also greatly welcomed.”

“This money is urgently need and its allocation is to be applauded,” Mr Humphreys said.