Queensland Law Society

Queensland Law Society welcomes Chief Justice appointment

Date 12 Jun 2014
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Queensland Law Society today warmly welcomed the appointment of the Chief Magistrate, The Honourable Judge Tim Carmody QC, to the role of Chief Justice.

The appointment was announced today by the Premier of Queensland, Campbell Newman.

President Ian Brown said Judge Carmody has served the profession with great distinction and will be a fine leader of the Queensland judiciary and the legal profession.

“The position of Chief Justice is of central importance to the community as the leader of the Supreme Court, the judiciary and the profession.

“I am sure Judge Carmody will serve with dignity, integrity and compassion in the best tradition of the role of Chief Justice.

“This is an important day for the profession, and for Queensland.

“Our current Chief Justice, the Honourable Paul de Jersey has been outstanding – demonstrating integrity, diplomacy and commitment to service,” Mr Brown said.

“Chief Justice de Jersey is particularly well-loved in the regions where he provides support and guidance for the profession.”

“The Chief Justice has been instrumental in the modernisation of our justice system. We are sure this legacy will continue with our new Chief Justice.