Court efficiency improved


COURT REFORM: Magistrate Teresa Anderson and Director of Public Prosecutions Adam Kimber launch the new circuit and country committals reform process at the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court. 
Picture: TODD LEWIS

COURT REFORM: Magistrate Teresa Anderson and Director of Public Prosecutions Adam Kimber launch the new circuit and country committals reform process at the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court. Picture: TODD LEWIS

A WELCOME change to legal proceedings in Mount Gambier is expected to improve court efficiency in the region with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) taking on a larger responsibility from the South Australian Police.

The reform will see major indictable offences transferred to the ODPP immediately after the first court appearance, allowing more time for the office to become familiar with the file.

South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions, Adam Kimber visited Mount Gambier Magistrates Court on Tuesday evening to shed more light on the initiative.

Mr Kimber, the most senior prosecutor in the state was excited to discuss the benefits of the reform to a room filled with local defence lawyers and several other legal associates.

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