Statement From Nsw Law Society Concerning Magistrate Ellen Skinner

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THE LAW SOCIETY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

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Thursday 27 August


Statement from NSW Law Society President concerning the

appointment of Magistrate Ellen Skinner



The Law Society of NSW has today thrown its support behind the appointment of

Magistrate Ellen Skinner to the bench of the Local Court of NSW.


President of the Law Society of NSW, Joe Catanzariti has welcomed Magistrate

Skinner’s selection to the bench adding that her appointment is due recognition

not only of her talent and ability, but also of the profession of solicitors from which

she comes.


“Age should never be a factor when selecting candidates to sit on the benches of

our courts,” Mr Catanzariti said.


“Magistrate Skinner was ultimately signalled out by the selection committee and

chosen by the Attorney General because she has the skill-set, ability and

experience that make her a valuable asset to the court.”


Mr Catanzariti said the process of selection is transparent and stringent.


“All candidates are carefully vetted and appointments are not taken lightly”, Mr

Catanzariti said.


“The Society not only welcomes the appointment of Magistrate Skinner but hopes

many more of the profession’s talented and capable solicitors continue to be

selected from its ranks to sit on the bench.”




Media Contact:  Maria Iannotti 9926 0288 or 0413 440 699.







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