Law Society congratulates Gail Archer SC on Supreme Court appointment

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Gail Archer SC on her appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia with effect from today.

Her Honour commenced legal practise at the Crown Solicitor’s Office (as it then was), before joining the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1993, remaining there until 2002.

From 2002 to 2004, Justice Archer was Principal Counsel of Legal Aid WA. In July 2004, she began practising as a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2007.

“Her Honour was an eminent and respected senior member of the legal profession at the time of her appointment. She has also been a valued and engaged member of the Law Society since being admitted to practise law in 1990, having served the Society in a variety of capacities including as Deputy Convenor of its Ethics Committee and as a member of its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – General and Commercial Litigation Committee,” said Law Society President Alain Musikanth.

“On behalf of the Law Society I warmly congratulate Justice Archer on her appointment to the Supreme Court,” said Mr Musikanth.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.

Law Society congratulates Gail Archer SC on Supreme Court appointment

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Gail Archer SC on her appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia with effect from today.

Her Honour commenced legal practise at the Crown Solicitor’s Office (as it then was), before joining the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in 1993, remaining there until 2002.

From 2002 to 2004, Justice Archer was Principal Counsel of Legal Aid WA. In July 2004, she began practising as a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2007.

“Her Honour was an eminent and respected senior member of the legal profession at the time of her appointment. She has also been a valued and engaged member of the Law Society since being admitted to practise law in 1990, having served the Society in a variety of capacities including as Deputy Convenor of its Ethics Committee and as a member of its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) – General and Commercial Litigation Committee,” said Law Society President Alain Musikanth.

“On behalf of the Law Society I warmly congratulate Justice Archer on her appointment to the Supreme Court,” said Mr Musikanth.

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

About us: The Law Society of Western Australia is the peak professional association for lawyers in the State. The Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Society enhances the legal profession through its position as a respected leader and contributor on law reform, access to justice and the rule of law. The Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.