Judge Lana Wood appointed Honorary Recorder for St Albans City and District
St Albans City and District Council has appointed an Honorary Recorder to foster good relations with the local judiciary.
Her Honour Judge Lana Wood, who is the Resident Judge at St Albans Crown Court, will take up the unpaid, ceremonial position.
It is intended that the new role will encourage a better understanding of the judicial system among the community and confirm St Albans as a major centre for the legal profession.
Councillors agreed to her appointment at a meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday 6 December.
As the Honorary Recorder, Judge Wood will be invited to attend civic functions and will invite Councillors to judicial events.
A ceremony to mark her appointment will be held at St Albans Crown Court early next year.
St Albans Mayor, Councillor Anthony Rowlands, initiated the creation of the new position. He said:
I welcome Council's decision to establish the role of Honorary Recorder of the City and District of St Albans. This appointment will enable a stronger bond between our judiciary and other legal services and the Council and wider community.
Along with other Councillors and senior officers, I look forward to working with Her Honour Judge Lana Wood to strengthen the working relationship between the City and District of St Albans and St Albans Crown Court and to consolidate St Albans’ position as the legal centre of Hertfordshire.
We will be exploring practical ways in which the younger generations can be helped to secure an understanding of the crucial role of both the law and local authorities in knitting together our civil society.
Picture: Judge Lana Wood.
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