Winter Tales with Magistrate Louise Taylor

Winter Tales with Magistrate Louise Taylor
Talks / Lecture

Magistrate Louise Taylor, image supplied
21 July 2019, 2pm-4pm
Conference Room, Level 4

Magistrate Louise Taylor reflects on becoming the ACT’s first Aboriginal judicial officer, her life and career.

About Magistrate Louise Taylor: 

Appointed in September 2018, Magistrate Louise Taylor is the eighth permanent Magistrate of the ACT Magistrates Court.

Her Honour has worked as both a prosecutor for the Commonwealth and ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, and as a defence advocate during her time as the Deputy CEO of Legal Aid ACT. 

She has also been an active advocate for increasing access to justice for women, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. A Kamilaroi woman, she was the 2009 recipient of the ACT International Women’s Day Award. She is also a current associate of the Indigenous Law Centre (UNSW) and a member of the Law Council’s Indigenous Legal Issues Committee. Her Honour was previously the long-time Chair of the Women’s Legal Centre ACT, and the chair of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Women.

*Event includes refreshments

In association with the Australian Women's Archives Project. 

Image: Magistrate Louise Taylor, image supplied.