To Be Fair

Riddell, Rosemary

  3 Reviews

When Rosemary Riddell became a lawyer at age 40 and later a District Court judge, she was well prepared for her role in the courtroom by her previous experience as an actor and film director. Following the change of script, the author spent fourteen years on the bench dispensing justice and observing at close range the ills and challenges of NZ society.

Insightful, thought-provoking and often highly entertaining, this relaxed memoir offers a unique view of our justice system and the more personal story of a wife, mother and concerned citizen. [Larger font]



OXF 002
Very well received. Stimulated a 2 hour discussion, much of it around family abuse and education. We chuckled at the lighter moments in the book.
CHCH 294
Everyone enjoyed the book, but felt the notes were not about the book - more about the legal system.
AUCK 422
We quite enjoyed this balanced account of what goes on in the Courtroom. It was humorous, but showed respect for the institution, and sensitivity to people at their lowest ebb.