Current ACT Magistrates

Chief Magistrate

Appointed

WALKER, Lorraine Anne

Appointed 13 October 2011
(as Chief Magistrate)

Magistrates

Appointed

THEAKSTON, Glenn

Appointed 17 May 2016

CAMPBELL, Lisbeth

Appointed 5 August 1998

MORRISON, Peter John

Appointed 14 February 2012

BOSS, Bernadette

Appointed 8 May 2012

COOK, Robert

Appointed 11 September 2013

TAYLOR, Louise

Appointed 10 August 2018

LAWTON, James

Appointed 6 May 2019

STEWART, James

Appointed 6 May 2019

Current Special Magistrates

Special Magistrates are appointed under the Magistrates Court Act 1930 and unlike permanent magistrates they need not be barristers or solicitors.

However, to be considered for appointment as a Special Magistrate the applicant must display an appropriate knowledge of the relevant law and its underlying principles. They must also possess a high level of expertise in their chosen area or profession and display certain personal qualities such as sound judgment and objectivity.

In the ACT, Special Magistrates are able to hear the same matters as dealt with by Magistrates.

Special Magistrates

Appointed
HUNTER, Margaret

21 May 2014 - Current

Jervis Bay Special Magistrates: Commander of HMAS Creswell 21 March 1953 -  Current