Australian Women Lawyers Ltd (AWL) warmly welcomes the appointment of Chief Justice Mortimer to the Federal Court of Australia. The Chief Justice is widely respected, and known for her work ethic, fairness, her brilliant legal mind, and her humanity.
As the new Chief Justice, Her Honour’s leadership will continue to propel the administration of justice for all the community. For women lawyers, it is wonderful to see the first woman appointed as Federal Court Chief Justice, and we hope this senior leadership appointment is echoed elsewhere in the legal profession. Throughout Her Honour’s career, the Chief Justice has had a long history of supporting women lawyers, and as a legal practitioner Her Honour was a significant contributor to human rights, and pro bono work. This appointment is an historic moment, and AWL extends sincere congratulations and best wishes to Her Honour, and the Court.
Astrid Haban-Beer, President, Australian Women Lawyers
Australian Women Lawyers Ltd. (AWL) is a justice and equity champion advancing women within the legal profession and beyond. It is the peak body representing women lawyers in Australia with constituent bodies in every State and Territory. Established in 1997, the broader objects of AWL include ensuring that Australia’s legal system protects and upholds women’s rights; advocating for the legal profession to recognise and support the equality and advancement of women within the profession; and providing a professional and social network for women lawyers.
For further information, please contact Astrid Haban-Beer (AWL President: 0402057044) or Renée Bianchi (AWL Vice President: 02 93353050) at email@example.com.