Legal professionals raise their voices for Child Cancer

From Upbeat, 12:30 pm on 9 December 2020

The first Māori Supreme Court Judge, praised for lifting Māori voices up in the justice system, is now raising his own voice to sing for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Sir Joe Williams (former lead singer of the reggae band Aotearoa and now a justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand) is part of the choir Counsel in Concert, founded by Merran Cooke, a Counsel at Crown Law. 

Counsel in Concert

Counsel in Concert Photo: Counsel in Concert

Next Tuesday the choir of legal professionals and members of the judiciary plus friends from Orchestra Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, will give two concerts at St Andrews on the Terrace in Wellington raising money for the Child Cancer Foundation. 

David Morriss asked Merran and Joe why music is of such great importance to many members of the legal profession, and also delved into how tikanga Māori in the justice system can become truly relevant to all New Zealanders.

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Counsel in Concert
Tuesday 15 December 2020, St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington
12:15pm and 5:30pm
Entry by koha - all donations from the concerts go to the Child Cancer Foundation