The Law Society Congratulates New Children’s Court President

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Her Honour Judge Julie Wager, whose appointment as the new President of the Children’s Court of Western Australia has been announced today.

Judge Wager’s appointment will take effect on 15 March 2018, following the retirement of Judge Denis Reynolds, who has held the position for more than 14 years.

Law Society President Hayley Cormann said, “On behalf of the legal profession of Western Australia, I am delighted to congratulate Judge Wager on her appointment as President. Her Honour has more than three decades’ legal experience and has a long history as part of the judiciary, having been appointed Western Australia’s first Drug Court magistrate in 2000 and a judge of the District Court in 2005. Judge Wager has been a valued member of the Law Society since 1990 and served on the Law Society’s Council between 1998 and 2000. We wish Her Honour all the very best in her new role.

“We also pay tribute to the long and extraordinary service of His Honour Judge Denis Reynolds, President of the Children’s Court since 2004, and a respected member of the WA judiciary for over three decades. On behalf of the Law Society, I wish His Honour all the very best in retirement.

– 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 Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Law 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 Law 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 New Children’s Court President

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Her Honour Judge Julie Wager, whose appointment as the new President of the Children’s Court of Western Australia has been announced today.

Judge Wager’s appointment will take effect on 15 March 2018, following the retirement of Judge Denis Reynolds, who has held the position for more than 14 years.

Law Society President Hayley Cormann said, “On behalf of the legal profession of Western Australia, I am delighted to congratulate Judge Wager on her appointment as President. Her Honour has more than three decades’ legal experience and has a long history as part of the judiciary, having been appointed Western Australia’s first Drug Court magistrate in 2000 and a judge of the District Court in 2005. Judge Wager has been a valued member of the Law Society since 1990 and served on the Law Society’s Council between 1998 and 2000. We wish Her Honour all the very best in her new role.

“We also pay tribute to the long and extraordinary service of His Honour Judge Denis Reynolds, President of the Children’s Court since 2004, and a respected member of the WA judiciary for over three decades. On behalf of the Law Society, I wish His Honour all the very best in retirement.

– 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 Law Society is a not-for-profit association dedicated to the representation of its more than 3800 members. The Law 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 Law Society is widely acknowledged by the legal profession, government and the community as the voice of the legal profession in Western Australia.