Judge's Courtroom Gavel, Wood Round Head & Handle Detailed Workmanship
Judge's Courtroom Gavel, Wood, Round Head and Handle, Beautifully Made, Look at The Detailed Workmanship.
Tracing where the gavel came from is somewhat difficult because it does not have a specific invention date or place, although we can be certain it was around long before Utah became a state. Even though it is somewhat difficult to track where the gavel actually derived from, it has been traced back to the invention in medieval England. However, it is widely believed that something similar to the gavel was used in many parts of the world well before it became more mainstream in medieval times.
Gavels are made from solid hardwood and are shaped much like a hammer. If misused, a gavel could cause some serious injury. It is highly unlikely, however, that a judge would get mad enough at lawyers to hit them with their gavel instead of their sounding block. If they did, they would find themselves in court fighting against a personal injury lawyer.
It is believed that the word “gavel” comes from an old English word that meant “tribute.” According to Wikipedia.com, the people of medieval England used the gavel as a way of making a deal with a landlord. When rent payments were being made with something other than cash, agreements were made in English land-court where the pounding of the gavel was the sealing of the deal.
Today, the gavel is used by judges in their courtrooms for a variety of reasons, one being that they use it to call order when lawyers or defendants start getting a little out of hand. When a judge smacks their gavel in the middle of a meeting, it is a call for silence and order, something that could potentially prevent injury from occurring if things started to get crazy. The gavel is the judge’s personal way of asserting dominance and authority inside their courtroom. Judges from Utah to Hawaii and the states in between use gavels to make their presence known and begin and adjourn meetings.
Although the gavel originated in England, it is actually no longer used inside British courtrooms. If it is a personal goal of yours to see a judge vigorously beat a gavel down and call their courtroom to order, you’ll probably have more luck visiting a Utah courtroom than one in England. It would be much more common to hear the pounding of a gavel in Utah courtrooms for beginning and adjourning meetings than it would call the courtroom to order, though, so don’t get too excited about a disorderly meeting happening. Many types of lawyers do experience the judge’s gavel, such as criminal defence lawyers or personal injury lawyers and others whose cases end up in the courtroom. So if you’re still trying to hear the pounding of a gavel, choose the case you visit wisely.
Item Code - TOO8B1994MC
Width: 9 7/8" Height: 3 1/8" Depth: 1 3/4" Weight: 184 g
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