Welcomes

Appointments and Welcome - Her Honour Magistrate Jacinta Dwyer and Her Honour Magistrate Therese McCarthy

[17 Mar 2017]

The Governor in Council, on 28 February 2017, appointed Jacinta Dwyer and Thérèse McCarthy Magistrates of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

They were sworn in by the Chief Justice of Victoria on 2 March 2017.

The profession will extend a Welcome to Their Honours in Court 1 of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Ground Floor, 233 William Street Melbourne on Wednesday 5 April 2017 at 9am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend.  Counsel do not robe in the Magistrates’ Court.

Appointments and Welcome - His Honour Magistrate Tony Burns and His Honour Magistrate Raj Malhotra

[10 Mar 2017]

The Governor in Council, on 28 February 2017, appointed Tony Burns and Raj Malhotra Magistrates of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

They were sworn in by the Chief Justice of Victoria on 2 March 2017.

The profession will extend a Welcome to Their Honours in Court 1 of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Ground Floor, 233 William Street Melbourne on Monday 27 March 2017 at 9am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend.  Counsel do not robe in the Magistrates’ Court.

Welcome - Judge Anthony Kelly

[17 Feb 2017]

Address at the ceremonial sitting to welcome His Honour Judge Anthony Kelly on his appointment as a judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia by Jennifer Batrouney QC, President of the Victorian Bar, on Friday 17 February 2017.

Welcome - The Honourable Justice David O'Callaghan

[10 Feb 2017]

Address at the ceremonial sitting to welcome the Honourable Justice David O'Callaghan on his appointment as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia by Jennifer Batrouney QC, President of the Victorian Bar, on Friday 10 February 2017.

Appointment and Welcome - Anthony John Kelly QC

[23 Jan 2017]

On 8 December 2016, the Governor-General in Council appointed Anthony John Kelly QC a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia effective Monday 6 February 2017.

His Honour will be sworn-in privately on 6 February 2017.

The profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court in Court 4A of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia on Level 4 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on Friday 17 February 2017 at 9:30 am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Federal Circuit Court).

Appointment - Dr Stephen Paul Donaghue QC

[15 Dec 2016]

The Governor-General in Council has appointed Dr Stephen Paul Donaghue QC as Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia effective 16 January 2017.

Download the full notice below.

Appointment - Judge of the Federal Court of Australia, David O'Callaghan QC

[14 Dec 2016]

On Thursday 8 December 2016, the Governor-General in Council appointed David John O’Callaghan QC a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia effective Wednesday 1 February 2017. His Honour will be sworn-in privately on 1 February 2017.

The profession will extend a Welcome at a ceremonial sitting of the Full Court in Court 1 of the Federal Court of Australia on Level 8 of the Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne on Friday 10 February 2017 at 9:30am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (wigs are not worn in the Federal Court).

Appointment - Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales - Simon Molesworth AO QC

[8 Dec 2016]

The Governor of New South Wales yesterday appointed Professor Simon Richard Molesworth AO, QC an Acting Judge of the Land and Environment Court of New South Wales from 23 January 2017 to 31 December 2017, covering the leave of absence from the Court of The Honourable Justice Rachel Ann Pepper.

The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales is a Superior Court of Record and its Judges have the same rank, title, status and precedence as a Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Appointments - the Hon Justice Susan Mary Kiefel AC and the Hon Justice James Joshua Edelman

[29 Nov 2016]

The Governor-General in Council today appointed the Honourable Justice Susan Mary Kiefel AC Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia and the Honourable Justice James Joshua Edelman a Justice of the High Court of Australia, each effective 30 January 2017 upon the retirement of the Honourable Chief Justice Robert Shenton French AC effective at midnight on 29 January 2017.

Download full notice below.

Appointment - Dr Gregory John Lyon QC

[18 Oct 2016]

The Governor in Council today appointed Dr Gregory John Lyon QC a Judge of the County Court of Victoria.

The profession will extend a Welcome in the Ceremonial Courtroom, Court 3-3 of the County Court of Victoria, 250 William Street Melbourne on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 9:15am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend, robed (without wigs).

Appointments and Welcome - Sarah Leighfield and Simon Peter Zebrowski

[27 Sep 2016]

The Governor in Council has today appointed Sarah Leighfield and Simon Peter Zebrowski Magistrates of the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.

Ms Leighfield has been at the Bar for more than 12 years. Mr Zebrowski was at the Bar for more than 7 years, but left in 2010 to go to the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions, where he became a Principal Solicitor Advocate.

The profession will extend a Welcome to Their Honours in Court 1 of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Ground Floor, 233 William Street Melbourne on Wednesday 12 October 2016 at 9.15 am.

All counsel who are able to do so are asked to attend. Counsel are not required to robe