Law Society congratulates Rick O’Brien on Family Court appointment

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Rick O’Brien on his appointment as a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia.

Mr O’Brien has been a member of the Law Society since he was admitted to practice in 1983. He is a member of the Law Society’s Professional Conduct Committee and of the Senior Advisors Panel, which provides guidance to legal practitioners who require assistance.

Mr O’Brien was also the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the first Western Australian to be elected to the role.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “Mr O’Brien has a wealth of knowledge and experience in family law, having worked in the area for decades. I have no doubt he will prove to be an excellent Judge of the Family Court.”

For comment please contact:

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

Law Society congratulates Rick O’Brien on Family Court appointment

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates Rick O’Brien on his appointment as a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia.

Mr O’Brien has been a member of the Law Society since he was admitted to practice in 1983. He is a member of the Law Society’s Professional Conduct Committee and of the Senior Advisors Panel, which provides guidance to legal practitioners who require assistance.

Mr O’Brien was also the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the first Western Australian to be elected to the role.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “Mr O’Brien has a wealth of knowledge and experience in family law, having worked in the area for decades. I have no doubt he will prove to be an excellent Judge of the Family Court.”

For comment please contact:

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