ABA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE FAMILY COURT AND NEW CHIEF JUDGE OF THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA

The Australian Bar Association (ABA) welcomes the announcement today (10 October 2017) of the appointment of the new Chief Justice of the Family Court and the new Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court and a Justice of the Family Court.


The new Chief Justice of the Family Court is to be the Honourable John Pascoe AC CVO, who is the current Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court.


The new Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit Court and a Justice of the Family Court is to be Mr Will Alstergren QC.


The ABA is particularly delighted with the appointment of Mr Alstergren QC, who has served for many years on the Council of the ABA and has been its President during this year.


Mr Alstergren will bring a wealth of experience and formidable leadership skills to a major national court the jurisdiction of which extends to numerous fields of vital interest to all Australians, particularly family and immigration law.


The ABA takes the opportunity to express its sincere gratitude to Mr Alstergen QC for his outstanding leadership and service to the law and to the Australian Bar.


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