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COURT STRUCTURE,
JUDGES’ TITLES
AND
ORDER OF SENIORITY
JANUARY 2015
INDEX
INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................... 4
1
THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA ...................................................................... 6
FEDERAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS ......................................................................... 8
2.
THE FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA ......................................................... 8
3.
THE FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA ............................................................ 9
4.
THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA ...................................... 12
5.
FAIR WORK COMMISSION AND FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN ................. 14
6.
THE NATIONAL NATIVE TITLE TRIBUNAL ................................................ 15
7.
THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION TRIBUNAL ........................................... 16
8.
THE COPYRIGHT TRIBUNAL .......................................................................... 17
9.
THE DEFENCE FORCE DISCIPLINE APPEAL TRIBUNAL .......................... 17
10. The Social Security Appeals Tribunal .................................................................. 18
11. The Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal .......................... 19
12. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal .................................................................. 21
13. The Australian Human Rights Commission ......................................................... 22
14. Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ........................................... 25
STRUCTURE OF THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL COURTS SYSTEM ............... 27
NEW SOUTH WALES COURTS AND TRIBUNALS .................................................. 28
15. The Supreme Court of New South Wales ............................................................. 28
16. The Court of Appeal and Court of Criminal Appeal ............................................ 29
17. The Industrial Relations Commission and the Industrial Court of
New
South Wales .................................................................................................................. 30
18. The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales ...................................... 32
19. The District Court of New South Wales ............................................................... 34
20. The Workers’ Compensation Commission ........................................................... 35
21. The Local Court of New South Wales .................................................................. 36
22. Coroners Court ...................................................................................................... 37
23. The Drug Court of NSW ....................................................................................... 39
24. Children’s Court.................................................................................................... 40
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25. NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)................................................. 42
26. Independent Commission Against Corruption...................................................... 45
27. Judicial Commission ............................................................................................. 47
28. The Dust Diseases Tribunal .................................................................................. 48
29. The Mental Health Review Tribunal .................................................................... 49
30. Community Justice Centres .................................................................................. 51
31. LawAccess NSW .................................................................................................. 52
STRUCTURE OF THE NSW COURTS SYSTEM ..................................................... 54
TITLES ............................................................................................................................. 55
32. Superior court judges ............................................................................................ 55
33. Federal Circuit Court Judges ................................................................................ 57
34. District Court Judges............................................................................................. 57
35. Local Court Magistrates ........................................................................................ 58
36. Acting Judges ........................................................................................................ 58
37. Retired judges and members of the Executive Council ........................................ 59
38. Federal and State Attorneys General .................................................................... 59
39. Barristers ............................................................................................................... 60
40. Queen’s Counsel (QC) and Senior Counsel (SC) ................................................. 60
41. Other Post-Nominals ............................................................................................. 62
ORDER OF SENIORITY ................................................................................................. 63
42. Seniority of senior counsel.................................................................................... 63
43. Listing junior members of the Bar in order of seniority ....................................... 64
ADMISSION TO THE ROLL OF LAWYERS ............................................................... 66
3
INTRODUCTION
4
5
1
THE HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA
6
7
FEDERAL COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
2.
THE FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
2.1
8
3.
THE FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA
9
10
11
4.
THE FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA
4.1
12
13
5.
FAIR WORK COMMISSION AND FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN
5.1
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14
6.
THE NATIONAL NATIVE TITLE TRIBUNAL
6.1
6.2
15
7.
THE AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION TRIBUNAL
7.1
16
8.
THE COPYRIGHT TRIBUNAL
8.1
9.
THE DEFENCE FORCE DISCIPLINE APPEAL TRIBUNAL
9.1
17
10.
The Social Security Appeals Tribunal
18
11.
The Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal
19
20
12.
The Administrative Appeals Tribunal
21
13.
The Australian Human Rights Commission
22
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23
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24
14.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
25
26
STRUCTURE OF THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL COURTS SYSTEM
NEW SOUTH WALES COURTS AND TRIBUNALS
15.
The Supreme Court of New South Wales
16.
The Court of Appeal and Court of Criminal Appeal
29
17.
The Industrial Relations Commission and the Industrial Court of
New South Wales
30
1 January 2010
31
18.
The Land and Environment Court of New South Wales
32
33
19.
The District Court of New South Wales
34
20.
The Workers’ Compensation Commission
35
21.
The Local Court of New South Wales
36
22.
Coroners Court
37
38
23.
The Drug Court of NSW
39
24.
Children’s Court
40
41
25. NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)
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42
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43
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44
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26.
Independent Commission Against Corruption
45
46
27.
Judicial Commission
47
28.
The Dust Diseases Tribunal
48
29.
The Mental Health Review Tribunal
49
50
30.
Community Justice Centres
51
31.
LawAccess NSW
52
53
STRUCTURE OF THE NSW COURTS SYSTEM
TITLES
32.
Superior court judges
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56
33.
Federal Circuit Court Judges
34.
District Court Judges
57
35.
Local Court Magistrates
36.
Acting Judges
58
37.
Retired judges and members of the Executive Council
38.
Federal and State Attorneys General
59
39.
Barristers
40.
Queen’s Counsel (QC) and Senior Counsel (SC)
60
61
41.
Other Post-Nominals
62
ORDER OF SENIORITY
42.
Seniority of senior counsel
63
43.
Listing junior members of the Bar in order of seniority
64
65
ADMISSION TO THE ROLL OF LAWYERS
66
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