Law Society welcomes new ACT Magistrate

Friday, 10 August 2018

Law Society welcomes new ACT Magistrate

The President of the ACT Law Society, Sarah Avery, today welcomed the appointment of local solicitor and Law Society member Louise Taylor to the bench of the ACT Magistrates Court.

"The Law Society is very pleased to see the appointment of Magistrate Taylor as the ACT's eighth full time magistrate,” said Ms Avery. "She brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served as a specialist family violence prosecutor, a long-time Convenor of the Women’s Legal Centre ACT, an Associate of the Indigenous Law Centre at UNSW and a member of the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, and most recently as Deputy CEO of Legal Aid ACT. 

"She is also a proud Kamilaroi woman committed to access to justice for women, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. She is well-known in the Canberra legal community as a professional and compassionate lawyer, and she will be a great asset to the Magistrates Court.

"The Law Society, on behalf of the ACT legal profession, welcomes the appointment of Magistrate Taylor."

For further information contact:
Ms Sarah Avery, President, ACT Law Society, T 02 6274 0300