Female Judges Form First Family Court in Guangdong

April 10, 2013
Editor: Amanda

A property dispute [ycwb.com]

A property dispute [ycwb.com]

Female judges constitute the first family court in Zhanjiang City, south China's Guangdong Province, which was established under the Potou District People's Court on April 9, 2013, according to the Zhanjiang Intermediate People's Court.

Family cases have a close impact on people's daily lives and have distinct characteristics, so the family court will adopt a round-table trial model to handle family disputes, said Lin Baonan, president of the Potou District People's Court.

The model, in which judges will sit together with the plaintiff and defendant around a table in court, will create a more open environment within which to conduct the law and pass judgment on cases. 

In recent years, the judicial system of Zhanjiang has tried out many different strategies to benefit local people, including conducting trials in places that are more convenient for the parties involved, such as in fields, farmers' homes and fishers' boats. 

(Source: chinanews.com/Translated and edited by womenofchina.cn)

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