Recognition of Expertise and Dedication
Louise Taylor, a respected figure in the legal community and a long-time Canberra resident, will etch her name in history as she assumes the esteemed position of the first Aboriginal Resident Judge of the ACT Supreme Court.
Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury announced her appointment, praising her wealth of knowledge and expertise, particularly in representing vulnerable members of the community in complex legal matters.
Proficient and Committed
Since 2018, Magistrate Taylor has demonstrated remarkable proficiency in handling both civil and criminal law cases at the ACT Magistrates Court. Her unwavering commitment to fairness, impartiality, and open-mindedness has earned her respect among her peers and the wider legal fraternity.
Her diverse background, which includes serving as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of ACT Legal Aid and holding roles with the ACT and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions, further underscores her suitability for this prestigious role.
A Milestone in ACT Supreme Court History
Attorney-General Rattenbury emphatically emphasized the immense significance of Magistrate Taylor’s appointment, underscoring its status as a groundbreaking milestone for the esteemed ACT Supreme Court.
Her appointment to the esteemed position of Resident Judge, rooted in her Kamilaroi heritage, marks an unprecedented historic first for the jurisdiction. This momentous achievement powerfully reflects the court’s unwavering commitment to fostering greater inclusivity and diversity within the judiciary.
Warm Welcome from Chief Justice McCallum
Chief Justice Lucy McCallum warmly extended her enthusiasm in extending a warm welcome to Magistrate Taylor upon her entry to the esteemed Supreme Court.
Evidently recognizing Taylor’s unwavering dedication to upholding the rule of law, coupled with her invaluable experience, the Chief Justice firmly believes that her exceptional contributions will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in ensuring the continued and steadfast delivery of justice within the community.
An Inclusive and Representative Judiciary
Magistrate Taylor’s appointment perfectly aligns with the ACT Supreme Court’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and representative judiciary, exemplifying its dedication to reflecting the diversity of the community it serves. With her joining the ranks, the court now boasts six Resident Supreme Court judges in the ACT, a clear testament to the remarkable progress towards achieving greater diversity and equity within the legal system.
Louise Taylor’s appointment represents an indispensable milestone in the legal history of the ACT, signifying a momentous leap toward promoting diversity and representation within the judiciary. Her wealth of knowledge, unwavering dedication to justice, and proud Kamilaroi background position her as a true trailblazer in the realm of law, shining as a beacon of inspiration for future generations.
As she embarks on her new role, the legal community eagerly anticipates the positive and transformative impact she will undoubtedly bring to the administration of justice in the esteemed ACT Supreme Court.