Law Society welcomes new judicial appointments

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Justice Michael Buss, the Hon Justice Robert Mitchell, Raelene Johnston and Adam Hills-Wright on their judicial appointments announced today.

The Hon Justice Buss will become President of the Court of Appeal, having been a Judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal since 2006.

The Hon Justice Mitchell has been appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. The Hon Justice Mitchell was appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in 2014.

The Hon Justice Buss and the Hon Justice Mitchell will commence their appointments on 18 July 2016.

Raelene Johnston and Adam Hills-Wright¬†have been appointed as Magistrates of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia and Children’s Court of Western Australia.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Law Society welcomes the new judicial appointments announced today. Each of the appointees is highly respected within the legal profession. The people of Western Australia will be well served by their high level of expertise and integrity.”

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For comment please contact:

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

Law Society welcomes new judicial appointments

The Law Society of Western Australia congratulates the Hon Justice Michael Buss, the Hon Justice Robert Mitchell, Raelene Johnston and Adam Hills-Wright on their judicial appointments announced today.

The Hon Justice Buss will become President of the Court of Appeal, having been a Judge of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal since 2006.

The Hon Justice Mitchell has been appointed as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. The Hon Justice Mitchell was appointed as a Supreme Court Judge in 2014.

The Hon Justice Buss and the Hon Justice Mitchell will commence their appointments on 18 July 2016.

Raelene Johnston and Adam Hills-Wright¬†have been appointed as Magistrates of the Magistrates Court of Western Australia and Children’s Court of Western Australia.

Law Society President Elizabeth Needham said, “The Law Society welcomes the new judicial appointments announced today. Each of the appointees is highly respected within the legal profession. The people of Western Australia will be well served by their high level of expertise and integrity.”

– ENDS –

For comment please contact:

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