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The Hon James Spigelman AC, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of New South Wales, 9 August 2010
The Hon James Spigelman AC addressed a Boardroom event for 22 senior legal counsel. This boardroom event was generously hosted by Chang, Pistilli & Simmons.
Chief Justice Spigelman holds Arts and Law degrees from the University of Sydney. From 1972 he was Senior Advisor and Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister Whitlam, before being appointed as Permanent Secretary of the Department of Media in 1975.
He served as a member of the Australian Law Reform Commission then commenced practice at the New South Wales Bar in 1980. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and Acting Solicitor General of New South Wales in 1997.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice, he was on the boards of a range of public institutions devoted to the arts and education. He is the author of Secrecy (1972), Becket and Henry (2004), Statutory Interpretation and Human Rights (2008) and co-author of The Nuclear Barons (1981). A collection of his addresses is published, Speeches of a Chief Justice: James Spigelman 1998-2008 (2008).
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