The Law Society congratulates the Hon Jane Crisford SC on appointment as chair of the Legal Aid Commission of WA

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

19 July 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Jane Crisford SC on her appointment as chair of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia. The Law Society understands that the appointment is for a three-year term, commencing today.

Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “The Hon Jane Crisford SC is an excellent choice as the new chair of the Legal Aid Commission. She has a wealth of experience, accumulated over decades of legal practice.

“Ms Crisford is highly regarded within the legal community, having served as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia from 2004 to 2006, and as a judge of the Family Court of Western Australia and the Family Court of Australia from 2006 to 2016,” Mr Musikanth said.

“On behalf of the Law Society and its members, I warmly congratulate the Hon Jane Crisford SC and wish her the very best in her new role.”

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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.

The Law Society congratulates the Hon Jane Crisford SC on appointment as chair of the Legal Aid Commission of WA

19 July 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Jane Crisford SC on her appointment as chair of the Legal Aid Commission of Western Australia. The Law Society understands that the appointment is for a three-year term, commencing today.

Law Society President Alain Musikanth said, “The Hon Jane Crisford SC is an excellent choice as the new chair of the Legal Aid Commission. She has a wealth of experience, accumulated over decades of legal practice.

“Ms Crisford is highly regarded within the legal community, having served as a judge of the District Court of Western Australia from 2004 to 2006, and as a judge of the Family Court of Western Australia and the Family Court of Australia from 2006 to 2016,” Mr Musikanth said.

“On behalf of the Law Society and its members, I warmly congratulate the Hon Jane Crisford SC and wish her the very best in her new role.”

– 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.