The Hon. Mark Speakman SC MP
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Public Defender ascends to District Court bench
Last published on 18 Sep 2019 in Media Releases
Deputy Senior Public Defender Sophia Beckett has been appointed to the bench of the District Court of NSW, Attorney General Mark Speakman announced today.
Eight new Magistrates for the Local Court
Last published on 11 Sep 2019 in Media Releases
Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of eight new magistrates to the bench of the Local Court of NSW.
Back to school: courting education so kids stay out of trouble
Last published on 10 Sep 2019 in Media Releases
A Children’s Court program designed to help young offenders get their lives back on track by encouraging them to finish their education is now operating at five locations across the state.
Chief judge review to reduce court delays
Last published on 09 Sep 2019 in Media Releases
The Chief Judge of the District Court, the Honourable Justice Derek Price AM will carry out a review of case management and jury processes, to reduce delays in criminal proceedings in the District and Supreme [...]
Birth certificates changing lives
Last published on 08 Sep 2019 in Media Releases
Nearly 1,000 people from vulnerable and Indigenous communities have benefited from free birth certificates in 2018-19, helping them to access potentially life changing services.
New land and environment court judge appointed
NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced the appointment of barrister Sandra Duggan SC as a judge of the Land and Environment Court.
Michael Anthony Guider
This evening I received the advice of Crown Advocate Dr David Kell SC and Ms Joanna Davidson on the prospects of a successful appeal from yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court to refuse my application for [...]
NSWs first female judge passes away
Last published on 02 Sep 2019 in Media Releases
I am saddened to hear of the death of the Hon Jane Mathews AO, a renowned jurist and trailblazer for women in the law both in Australia and internationally.
Government investment set to boost support for domestic violence survivors
Last published on 23 Aug 2019 in Media Releases
A new legal outreach service aimed at boosting support for domestic violence victim-survivors across multicultural communities in Sydney’s south-west has officially opened its doors.
Law change set to ease wait for grieving families
Last published on 21 Aug 2019 in Media Releases
Families who lose loved ones in unexpected or unexplained circumstances will get the answers they need sooner under planned changes to the Coroners Act 2009.